What tastes good to a goat will later upset his stomach
This suggests that the things that seem fine to you now can hurt you later.
Everywhere I turn, I'm poked by torns
Everywhere I go, I encounter obstacles
Patois: Happy Earthstrong mi bredah
English: Happy birthday my brother
What’s wrong with them
Patois: Wah do dem? Everything mi duh dem hav a problem wid
English: What’s wrong with them? Everything I do they have a problem with
a cloth which can be used to make a dress
Patois: Him go use a claat
English: He is going to use a cloth
Patois: Di skoolah dem nah act rite
English: The schoolers aren't acting right
Everything is just great.
Jamaican expression used to state that everything is ok
(patois) ”Sistren, how yu do?” all fruits ripe
(english) "Sister, how are you doing?” everything is just great
Patois: Him a mi boonoonoonoos
English: He's my sweetheart
Two people in a relationship together
Patois: Mi neva know seh Cristine and yuh did deh
English: I did not know that Cristine and you were together
I'm a player
Slang expression used to state that one is skilled at manipulating and seducing women.
Patois: Man a gallis, mi hav gal inna every location weh mi guh
English: I'm a player, I have girls in every location that I go
Patois: Afta years a taament, she finally leff har husband
English: After years of torment, she finally left her husband
Someone who declares himself Rastafarian but don't care about the rules of the Rastafari.
Patois: Mi nuh like dem vampaya.
English: I don't like the ones who don't care about Rastafari rules.
Patois: Bun dung all a di vampaya.
English: Burn all of the people who breaches Rastafari rules.