Slang term used to refer to when a Jamaican who grew up speaking heavy patois tries to talk in an American/British accent but ends up being a silly-sounding poor attempt because it is not natural. Jamaicans who travel aboard for 3 weeks or less and return with an accent are normally teased with having a twang.
Patois: Mike go pan a one-day round trip to Merika and cum back a twang
English: Mike went on an one-day round trip to America and came back with an accent
Learn Jamaican Patois & Get more of the Jamaican Vibe with our easy to follow video lessons.Subscribe
Looking for a quick and easy way to learn Jamaican Patois? Our Beginner's Guide has everything you need to get started;