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Lawd

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Definition

Expression of disgust



Example Sentences

Patois: Lawd, dah gyal deh nasty eh
English: Ew, that girl is nasty

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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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Bouh yah

October 21, 2014

English Translation

around here


Example Sentences

Patois: A long time mi nuh si yuh bouh yah
English: Its been a long time since I saw you around here


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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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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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