a universal solvent
Patois: Mi woulda like fi drink sum wata
English: I would like to drink some water
When a cocoa is ripe it will burst
Action speaks louder than words
To see me and come live with me are two different things
This is a warning for persons to be mindful of the choices that they make as sometimes appearance can be deceiving. This is similar to saying don’t judge a book by its cover.
A ghost knows whom to frighten
Basically bullies know to pick on those who are least able to defend themselves
Rastafarian words and phrases are a combination of English dialect and Jamaican Patois spoken primarily by Rastafarians. The Rastafarian language is actually much easier to learn than Jamaican Patois because it’s mostly a play on English words (e.g. “overstand” for “understand”,“downpress” for “oppress”,“ I-ditate” for “meditate” etc…) rather than being an entirely separate dialect as with Jamaican Patois.