Slang expression originally used to describe a southern city in Jamaica called Portmore (hometown of Jamaican DJ Vybz Kartel). Nowadays is used to refer to a crew/movement started by Vybz Kartel which featured popular Jamaican entertainers such as Popcaan and Tommy Lee.
Patois: Mek mi tell yu bout Gaza
English: Let me tell you about Portmore
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
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
A materialistic or ungodly person. One to whom money is the be all and end all.
Patois: Him a worlian, him nuh really care bout di environment
English: He’s very materialistic, he doesn’t really care about the environment
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.