Jamaica—home to beautiful beaches, Rastafarianism, Usain Bolt.
That's the stuff everyone seems to know about Jamaica. What you may not know is that Jamaica is also home to an English-based creole language: Jamaican Patois, also called Jamaican Creole or Jamaican English. And, even if you've never traveled to this Caribbean island, you've still probably heard, and used, some Jamaican English, thanks to the influence the Jamaican diaspora has had throughout the world,.
So, whether you're in South Beach or South London, we've rounded up some of our favorite examples of Jamaican slang in the language. Yuh ready?