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Gaza

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Definition

Slang expression originally used to describe a southern city in Jamaica called Portmore (hometown of Jamaican DJ Vybz Kartel). Nowadays is used to refer to a crew/movement started by Vybz Kartel which featured popular Jamaican entertainers such as Popcaan and Tommy Lee.



Example Sentences

Patois: Mek mi tell yu bout Gaza
English: Let me tell you about Portmore

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Small up yuhself

October 21, 2014

English Translation

Make room


Definition

This expression is used when one wants to pass another but the space is inadequate. This chorus is regularly heard in minibuses and taxis


Example Sentences

Patois: Small up yuhself suh mi can pass
English: Make room so I can pass


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Smell green

October 21, 2014

English Translation

Reek


Definition

To have a strong body odour.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh waah siddung beside him kaaz him smell green
English: I don’t want to sit down beside him because he reeks


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Worlian

October 21, 2014

English Translation

Materialistic person


Definition

A materialistic or ungodly person. One to whom money is the be all and end all.


Example Sentences

Patois: Him a worlian, him nuh really care bout di environment
English: He’s very materialistic, he doesn’t really care about the environment


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Things Jamaican Parents Say

October 11, 2014

Like most Caribbean parents, growing up with Jamaican parents is a very unique experience. Jamaican parents by nature are very strict and normally won’t hesitate to resort to a good old fashioned flogging if have the overwhelming urge to act rebellious or ill-mannered. From early childhood, Jamaican Parents urge their children to excel academically and athletically and also encourage them to be discerning in regards to the company they keep.


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