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.
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
Everywhere I turn, I'm poked by torns
Everywhere I go, I encounter obstacles
joking / kiding
It means kiding or joking with some one.
Patois: Mi beg yuh,tap jesta, cah mi olda dan yuh.uzeemi!
English: Please stop joking with me because I am older than you, alright!
I am here
Slang expression usually used in response to a greeting expression like “How are you doing” or “What’s going on”. While the literal translation for this term is “I am here”, its implied meaning is similar to the expressions “I’m good”, “Not much happening so I am just here”, “Everything is ok” etc…
Patois: (Man1:) Wah deh gwaan? (Man2:) Mi deh yah
English: (Man1:) What’s going on? (Man2:) Everything is ok
Patois: Di skoolah dem nah act rite
English: The schoolers aren't acting right
Take me for an idiot
Patois: It luk like yuh tek mi fi eediat
English: It looks like you take me for an idiot
Slang for asking someone what’s going on or what’s up.
Patois: Y Pree dawg! Yuh deh touch di road likkle more?
English: What’s up dawg! Are you going out later?
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
Mi fi bashy
Patois: Mi feel bashy
English: I feel hot
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: Happy Earthstrong mi bredah
English: Happy birthday my brother