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Bojo
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I'm new to West Indies/Island culture. Just finished reading T. Yanique's "Land of Love and Drowning". Can someone please define for me the expression to "lime"???

Thank You!*-)

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Topic starter Posted : April 8, 2015 1:22 am
sheiba
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To party.

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Posted : April 8, 2015 1:26 am
Bojo
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LOL, I figured it was something like that!
Thanks!

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Topic starter Posted : April 8, 2015 1:38 am
wanderer
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There is not a concept equivalent to liming in the states, so it does not translate well. For a good treatment of the subject, see this:
http://www.skettel.com/liming/

My best translation is, "doing nothing with the deliberate purpose of doing nothing".

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Posted : April 8, 2015 2:46 am
Cruz
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To party.

not necessarily....you can lime without partying. A better translation would be to hang out.

Also, the word can be a verb or noun.

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Posted : April 8, 2015 2:55 am
CruzanIron
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To party.

not necessarily....you can lime without partying. A better translation would be to hang out.

Also, the word can be a verb or noun.

On STX it would be to hang out.

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Posted : April 8, 2015 7:18 am
OldTart
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Yes, "hang out" is more on the mark than "party".:D If you're supposed to be working but are hanging around yakking, you "jes limin'"!

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Posted : April 8, 2015 10:31 am
Alana33
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To me, "liming" is relaxing, doing a whole lot of nothing much.;)

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Posted : April 8, 2015 10:37 am
SkysTheLimit
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We named a cat Limin. He does a lot of it!!!!!

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Posted : April 8, 2015 11:11 am
roadrunner
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http://www.cruciandictionary.com/cruzandictionary/l.html

For "lime" and other words you might run into. 🙂

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Posted : April 8, 2015 4:14 pm
AandA2VI
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No no no! Limin is when you pour tequila all over yourself and run around in circles like you're a human blender making a margarita. Sheesh!

😀

It's chillllin. Limin.

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Posted : April 8, 2015 4:21 pm
Bojo
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Excellent!

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Topic starter Posted : April 8, 2015 6:01 pm
vicanuck
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Just chillin' or limin'...that my life!

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Posted : April 9, 2015 11:49 am
Bojo
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Thanks for all the input! Love the Crucian dictionary

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Topic starter Posted : April 10, 2015 1:22 am
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