Swollen penis or testicles 13 BOBO: It was brought to Jamaica from the South Pacific. Like somene would ask “You Black up today? And remember, “one one coco fill up a basket”, take it easy and fill up your shopping basket one item at a time. It can be a sexual term meaning the man throw it and the woman catch it! A common curse word, especially in combination with CLOT cloth , a reference to the days before toilet paper. Means I came here to whatever you came for not get involved in politics or gossip.

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East African warriors who resisted colonial domination 3. So your nose a fe run. The child must “creep before him walk”. In other words – the things that seem good to you now, can hurt you later Accompong, brother of Cudjo; also name of town. A truly comic image if you’ve ever been to the zoo, and comforting to any of us whose backs have been used as a stepping-stone for someone else’s success. From the Twi name for the supreme deity 7. Many such words could be listed under H, as initial H is added to scores of words at will.


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The phrase is usually said to someone who has overcome many challenges to achieve their goals. What tastes good to a goat will ruin his belly. In JA they use tools similar to garden hoe. A profoundly witty statement that sums up any number of current situations, including the state of today’s music. Fram many african languages.

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You may not be able to put in all at the same time. So one could say “Don’t play tea tar toe with me” to mean “Don’t toy with me”etc. From biblical”wrothed” 7 RENK: Do not expect to achieve success overnight. Ethiopia, Africa, dictionwry Rastafarian holy land 1.

The saying comes from the analogy of an egg. Coco is an edible tuber which helps to give body to a good pot of soup.

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Jamaicans use it to describe skin conditions that display bumps, warts or a scaly appearance. It means a light rain or drizzle.

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In other words it is a way for rude boys to hail each other up. Yu fayva buttu They ressemble the ancestral dancers dictionzry West Africa, but the ety.


From Ibo unu, same meaning 7. Yush talk is bad boy talk.

Wey yu a go inna dem deh cloze? And remember, “one one coco fill up a basket”, take it easy and fill up dictiionary shopping basket one item at a time. From Twi fene-to vomit; Fante fena-to be troubled; Lumba feno-to faint 7.

It is related to the coco, but one eats the “head” instead of the tubers. A manipulator – dishonest person. A term sometimes used interchangably with dancehall, since the latter music has become heavily digitized as well. Means I came here to whatever you came for not get involved in politics or gossip. I, me, mine 1 I-NEY: Parched, sweetened, and ground corn.

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Bands of elaborately masked dancers appearing around Christmas.