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Chuck
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May 1, 2007 2:09 am  

I'm having artwork done for a restaurant opening on St. Croix (hopefully mid June) and would like help with some traditional Island terminology. I would like suggestions for a one word term used to welcome a new comer to the Island. Any help is greatly appreciated.


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Betty
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May 1, 2007 2:11 am  

aloha


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terry
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May 1, 2007 2:12 am  

Isn't that usually only used in Hawaii?


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Chuck
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May 1, 2007 2:15 am  

Looking for traditional Cruzan term.


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terry
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May 1, 2007 3:08 am  

You know Chuck, I have been thinking. You won't really know who is a new comer, will you? Why buck the system? Everyone always greets people with " Good Morning / afternoon / night ". It's one of the things that I think makes the island seem so friendly.
If you say something else, you might offend some of the locals without trying.


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Alexandra
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May 1, 2007 5:30 am  

Yes, the typical greetings here are pretty much all two-word combinations:

Good Morning
Good Afternoon
Good Night
Rum Punch?

😉

If you intend to stick with the Italian theme... maybe try: Buon Giorno!


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Ronnie
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May 1, 2007 11:56 am  

Welcome is the one word you can use to welcome someone. I know I use it all the time for my guests. It's real. You could go one step further and use it in different languages. Don't forget Velkommen for the Danes and Bienvenido for the Latinos!

RL


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May 1, 2007 9:15 pm  

>>>Rum Punch?

Ha, ha, ha 🙂


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May 2, 2007 2:19 pm  

I'm afraid your luggage is still in San Juan!


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Juanita
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May 2, 2007 2:26 pm  

Locals often say "OK" as their greeting, obviously answering the unspoken question, "How are you?"


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