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Word of the Week – Cayman Compass

Not only do Caymanians have a distinct dialect, with accents varying from district to district, but they also have many unique words, pronunciations and phrases.
A handy guide to shed light on these colloquialisms is ‘The Cayman Islands Dictionary’ and ‘Caymanian Expressions’ by Kevin Goring.
Peel Head (peel hed) Noun — 1. Closely-shaven hair. 2. Having one’s hair cut too low. 3. An army cut. 4. A bald head. E.g. “You cyah miss Arlin deez days, he gah one piece ah peel head deh, ya could spot im ah mile away in da middle ah Pirates Week.”
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