to be excessively particular, demanding or hard to please
(patois) Yu cyaan be too fenkeh fenkeh if yu waah a job right away
(english) You can't be too choosy if you want a job right away
The higher ups
Term used to refer to persons that have high positions in an organization (politicians, police chiefs etc... ).
Patois: Him did a try fi impress di bigga heads
English: He was trying to impress the higher ups
Patois: Dem a cum
English: They are coming
Crazy / Mentally ill
Patois: Yuh haffi watch him, him head nuh good
English: You have to watch him, he's crazy
An expression of unity, one love refers to universal love and respect for all people, regardless of race, social status or any other defining characteristics.
Patois: Likkle more, one love
English: See you later, one love
What the f**k
Patois: Wah di raas! Sumady teif mi bloodclaat kyar
English: What the f**k! Someone stole my f**king car
Not everything that's worth eating is worth talking about
Not everything one hears should be repeated
Somebody showing off something; mainly themselves. It is derived from the joining of the words brag and show off,
Patois: John braff wul nite ah di paati
English: John showed off all night at the party
Patois: Mi wish yuh did call
English: I wish you had called
Patois: Mi an mi fren dem a guh
English: Me and my friends are going
Patois: Dear Lawd, please protect mi fram mi enemy dem
English: Dear Lord, please protect me from my enemies
Slang expression used to refer to a persons that wears dreadlocks and is a Rastafarian
Patois: When did yuh become a rasta?
English: When did you become a Rastafarian?