The Virgin Islands Dictionary

A Collection of Words and Phrases So You Could Say It Like We

by Kareem-Nelson Hull



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/4/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781504951746
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781504951760
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 374
ISBN : 9781504951753

About the Book

The Virgin Islands Dictionary is a collection of words and phrases used frequently, naturally and enjoyably by the people who call the Virgin Islands home. Don’t get me wrong, most Virgin Islanders speak English well. A growing number speak English and Spanish making that set bilingual, while a super special set speak English and a well-organised and brilliant dialect too and that makes them Vllingual! Through the collection of words and phrases captured here, you get a sense of many things about the people of the islands: that they are sometimes curt, very funny, and insolently mischievous at times. The words coupled with the way Virgin Islanders dramatically speak, make for a good time and hours of fun. This Dictionary will also do that, provide hours of fun and an easy tool for cultural exchange and pride and is THE BEST GUIDE for a newbie to learn the ins and outs of the Virgin Islands’ “language”.

About the Author

Kareem-Nelson Hull is a first generation Virgin Islander who was born on Tortola on Sunday 16th October, 1983. He was educated in the Virgin Islands until he graduated top of his Humanities programme with honours from the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College in 2003. He attended the University of Miami from 2004-2007 for his BSc in Broadcast Journalism and Literature and then again from 2009-2011 for his MA in International Relations. He has served his Territory as director of Protocol for the Government of the Virgin Islands and he is part of the duo that wrote the Virgin Islands Territory Song, “Oh Beautiful Virgin Islands”. He is founder of VIlingual, a movement dedicated to securing the identity of the BVI people through different art forms.