So I'm in a bitchy mood and have decided to teach the BBS on How To Not Look Like A Stupid Fucking Tourist 101
I live in the Cayman Islands. It is made of three islands, Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac.
It is NOT The Grand Cayman.
That would be the equivalent to saying 'the America'
It is NOT The Caymans.
That would be the equivalent to saying 'the Uniteds'
What IS acceptable however is, the Cayman Islands, or simply Cayman.
Ex. I went on a very nice vacation to the Cayman Islands.
or I went on a very nice vacation to Cayman.
Now I know the probability of any of you requiring this knowledge is less than 1%, but for that single weatherman, or Cruise Ship Passenger, please keep it. All the locals are laughing at you behind your back, and then we jack up the price $20 because we know you don't know any better.
Also both kay-MAN and KAY-min will work.