Commending and hailing someone for a good deed.
Patois: Mi nah guh stap giv isis to Jah
English: I'm not going to stop giving praises to the Lord
What's happening? Is there any action afoot or are you doing anything exciting today? etc…
Patois: Wat a guh dung, di party still on fi tonite?
English: What's happening, is the party still on for tonight?
Disrespect someone, to be rude to another.
Patois: Eva since him get him new job, him always deh try tek liberty wid mi
English: Ever since he got is new job, he’s always disrespecting me
You are too full of yourself
Patois: Yuh too nuff, mi neva ask fi yuh opinion
English: You are too full of yourself, I didn’t ask for your opinion
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.