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5 Times Miss Lou Spoke To The Fighter In Jamaicans






1. When jackass back strong, dem overload him hampa … Translation: When the donkey’s back is strong, they overload his hamper. Ever had one of those days when you were sure that everything and everyone had chosen you to pick








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10 MORE Jamaican Proverbs To Make You LOL






Jamaican proverbs echo the voices of our ancestors. We hear, through these sayings, their admonition, warning and instruction. The first list of proverbs we did was such a hit, readers asked us to do another! If you haven’t, you need








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6 Illustrated Jamaican Proverbs













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10 Life Lessons From Shakespeare … In Jamaican Patois






Imagine what would happen if William Shakespeare decided to visit modern-day Jamaica. Can you visualise his utter discombabulation as he tried to figure out what these people were trying to say? Can you see how Jamaicans would ‘eem’ and ‘ahm’








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10 Jamaican Proverbs To Make You Laugh Out Loud






1. “Monkey mus know weh him gwine put him tail, before him order trousiz.” Translated: The monkey must know where he is going to put his tail before he orders the trousers. Meaning: Be clear of how you are going








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