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big people

[Pan-Creole; cf. Haitian gran moun idem TDKF; an African idiom: cf. Bemba abakulu adults (M. Mann p.c.) and Twi mpa hyin sem, lit. big people story, i.e. only for adults (said to eavesdropping children) (K. Aboagye p.c.)] n. adults: 1973 The child is put "out of circulation"—"Go in de room—dis big people conversation" (Missick 90). These children here mussy demons, though the big people just so bad (Andros). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2010-09-04 16:09
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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