15 Common Jamaican Sayings/Phrases

Posted on June 15, 2015

Dead wid laugh - English Translation: Dying with Laughter. Definition Slang expression normally used when you find something extremely funny and as a result, begin to laugh uncontrollably. It is similar to the English slang expressions "Laughing My Ass Off".

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You know you're Jamaican if

Posted on 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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Things Jamaican Parents Say

Posted on October 11, 2014

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.

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Popular Jamaican dancehall slang

Posted on September 19, 2014

Gyalis - English Translation: Player Definition - Slang term for a male who is skilled at seducing women, normally by tricking them into thinking they are the love his life, when in reality, only sexual favours are desired from these women. He manages relationships with multiple women, normally with each woman being oblivious that there are other women in his life. The literal translation for gallis is “girl-list”

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Jamaican proverbs and sayings (part 2)

Posted on September 8, 2014

People of different nationalities have developed certain expressions which they use to comment on situations, give advice or warning, without using the day-to-day speech of ordinary conversations. These expressions are of two types – Proverbs, which give advice and/or warning and Idioms. An idiom is an unusual way of stating an idea.

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