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Bench an batty

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Term used to describe two people that have a very close relationship with each other; they are rarely seen without each other. This term is derived from the relationship one’s bottom (batty) has to their chair (bench).

Example Sentences

Patois: Di two a dem a bench an batty, mi baily si dem widout each other
English: The two of them are very close friends, I rarely see them without each other

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English Translation

Stammer / stutter


To speak in a way that is involuntary repetitious, and in some cases difficult to complete sentences due to excessive repeating of sounds.

Example Sentences

Patois: Di man ah stamma, mi cyaah undastan im.
English: The man is stuttering, I can't understand him.

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to put to inconvenience, exertion, pains, or the like

Example Sentences

Patois: Mi nuh like a bwoy weh chobble mi gyal
English: I don't like a boy that troubles my girl

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English Translation

Right now

Example Sentences

Patois: Wah yuh ah guh duh yah now?
English: What are you going to do right now?

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