Expression of disgust
Patois: Lawd, dah gyal deh nasty eh
English: Ew, that girl is nasty
This expression is used when one wants to pass another but the space is inadequate. This chorus is regularly heard in minibuses and taxis
Patois: Small up yuhself suh mi can pass
English: Make room so I can pass
Patois: A long time mi nuh si yuh bouh yah
English: Its been a long time since I saw you around here
To have a strong body odour.
Patois: Mi nuh waah siddung beside him kaaz him smell green
English: I don’t want to sit down beside him because he reeks
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.