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Kibba yuh mouth

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Definition

Slang term used to tell someone to be quiet or to control what they are saying.



Example Sentences

Patois: Kibba yuh mouth! Yu nuh know nuhting bout dat
English: Shut your mouth! You don’t know anything about that

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Jerk pork

April 9, 2015

Definition

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.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi deh guh out fi guh get sum jerk pork
English: I’m going out to get some jerk pork


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Galliwasp

April 9, 2015

Definition

A harmless Jamaican lizard which is incorrectly believed to be poisonous.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi find four galliwasp unda di rock
English: I found four galliwasps under the rock


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Jackass corn

April 9, 2015

English Translation

Coconut Biscuit


Definition

Jamaican biscuit made from coconut and sugar.


Example Sentences

Patois: Mi cyaah get two jackass corn?
English: Can I have two coconut biscuits?


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You know you're Jamaican if

January 4, 2015

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.


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