Yuh know what coki-eye is | Yuh is ah Trini

Triniglish|Trinididioms spoken and explained #76
Yuh is ah Trini | “Yuh know what coki-eye is”

"Look,look she watching at yuh... No boi she looking at you."
"Nah dat can't be true, something eh right dey." 
"Oh geeezan ages she lookin ah both of us...  She coki-eye."

Now if you are a Trini you obviously understand that that the term coki-eye  was derived from the work cockeyed. However, the term cockeyed can mean foolish, ridiculous, absurd as in a cockeyed idea. It can also mean intoxicated or drunk or even crooked. Now do you think that any of those meanings have any significance in Trinidad and Tobago? Well  in Trinidad the crooked part is all that we are concerned with. There is only one understanding for the word coki-eye or cock-eyed and that is a person with one eye turned  to the side of the face or in some instance the person is'afflicted with cross-eye" syndrome.

Strabismus or tropia are the medical terms for eye conditions commonly called by various names: eye turns, crossed eyes, cross-eyed, wall-eyes, wandering eyes, deviating eye, etc.

Can you tell a Trinidadian that it means anything else? You can try but, it will all be in vain.

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