Jamaican lingo

As I left on Eric’s birthday, I sent this message for him with some of my new vocabulary.

as they would say here on the island…Big up, all fruits ripe, hope you were treated as a ginnygog yesterday. sure you don’t want me to bring you back some whites or some trash ‘n’ ready? skin teeth, DY

translation: Hello, everything goes well, hope you were treated as a VIP yesterday, sure you don’t want some white rum or something trendy, smiling, DY otherwise everything wouldn’t be legal. belated birthday happies

Sometimes I don’t understand what they are saying here, especially if they are speaking fast. It all English but sounds different.


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