Slang term used to tell someone to be quiet or to control what they are saying.
Patois: Kibba yuh mouth! Yu nuh know nuhting bout dat
English: Shut your mouth! You don’t know anything about that
A famous Jamaican style of meat preparation which has originated from the Maroons and in common use throughout the island. Pimento wood is sometimes used to give it a special flavor.
Patois: Mi deh guh out fi guh get sum jerk pork
English: I’m going out to get some jerk pork
A harmless Jamaican lizard which is incorrectly believed to be poisonous.
Patois: Mi find four galliwasp unda di rock
English: I found four galliwasps under the rock
Jamaican biscuit made from coconut and sugar.
Patois: Mi cyaah get two jackass corn?
English: Can I have two coconut biscuits?
You know you're Jamaican if searcy tea is the cure for every sickness, whenever you hear the Jehovah witness on the outside, you shut off everything and hide until they are gone,you address all Asian looking person as Mr. Chin or Ms. Chin.