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Trinbagonian

Trinbagonian
 n.— «What the U.S. National Team walked into late last night, some 40 hours before kickoff against Trinidad & Tobago, was a whole nation draped in red and fired by the slightly disconcerting slogan: “Bun dem!” In Trinbagonian patois: “Burn them!”» —“U.S. Seeing Red as T & T Psychs Up” by John Jeansonne Newsday (N.Y.) Nov. 18, 1989. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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