706. You’ve lived in Curaçao when… (Part 1)

Photo by Johanna Hoffmann.

Photo by Johanna Hoffmann.

You end sentences with ‘swa’ (= brother-in-law)…

You classify the level of nastiness by the length of your ‘chéééééé..!

Your friends call you to see why you’re taking so long, you tell them “mi ta yegando!” (=I’m so close), even though you’re still in the shower.

You know that ‘pols kibrá’ (= broken wrist) doesn’t require immediate medical attention.

Photo by Johanna Hoffmann.

Photo by Johanna Hoffmann.

Your jug (= cooler) is always in the bahul (= trunk)

You understand directions without using actual street names…“just keep driving until you reach the pink house, then you’ll see a yard with lots of plants, you don’t turn in that street, you turn when you see the tamarind tree, my house is the third one on your right!”

And of course, “if you hit the rotary, then you know you’ve gone too far.”

Source: http://www.facebook.com/groups/17257577140/ founded by Yolanda Wiel in 2009.

Full list: http://forum.curacao.nl/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3401.

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8 comments

  1. Zo herkenbaar. Erg leuk!

  2. The source should be http://www.facebook.com/groups/17257577140/
    Yolanda Wiel started this Facebook group before 2009 and wrote the text that was copied at curacao.nl. In February 2009 we published an article about this group.

  3. cpost

    The source should be http://www.facebook.com/groups/17257577140/
    Yolande Wiel started this Facebook group before 2009. She wrote the text, that was copied at forum.curacao.nl in 2010.
    In February 2009 we, online magazine Cpost, published an article about this group.

  4. mI A GUSTA ESAKI HOPI TOER TA BON RECORDAR ES VIVIR

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