What Sweet In Goat Mouth | Yuh is ah Trini

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Triniglish|Trinididioms Spoken and Explained #39 Yuh is ah Trini|"What sweet in goat mouth does sour in he bam bam!" 

How Trini are you? Can you ascertain the meaning of the Trini idiom? Check this one out, "What sweet in goat mouth does sour in he bam bam". Now let's get to it; what is the meaning of this local idiom? I hope that you are smiling because you know it or at least heard it at least one time. If this is your first contact with the proverb then have faith because I have the key to unlock this saying. It is really about the life choices we make and can be applied to many situations. However, let's get down to the basics and delve into the basic explanation of this very unusual saying that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. 

This saying simply states that not everything that you believe is good "to you" is really not good for you - did you get it? Now, let's go back to the goat and try this again. When the goat eats grass (literally) it is sweet going into the goat's mouth but literally stinks on the way out - well duh! Well think about your digestive process and you will get the idea (especially when you get to the end of the process - that should be easily understood). Then again one can easily surmise that your actions today can have dire consequences later on... c'est la vie!

OK, now that we have an idea and practical explanation about "what sweet in goat mout' does sour (stink) in he bam bam" we now have to turn to see how this saying is used by Trinidadians on a day to day basis. Many of these Trinididioms are used casually without much thought process applied to the situation. That is what makes using these proverbs special and most of the time causes one to smile (just as you did when you initially looked at the subject of this post).

I asked my friend Gail for an example and this is what she had to say: "long time when young gal ent listen to parents, go out then get pregnant, time to make chile. Parents use to say what sweet in goat mouth is sour in he bambam".  

In other words, all the sweetness that the young lady went out for and got had consequences that she did not anticipate. In the end, the pregnancy that followed resulted in the negative consequence of her actions. In other words, this situation resulted in "niceness upfront and trouble behind"I can always depend on Gail to tell it like it is - Thank you Gailos, much love...

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