Hi Guys! As I was writing one of my most recent posts (this one if you must know), I realised that I codeswitch a lot in my writing – mostly in the sidebar. It then dawned on me that my non-Jamaican/Caribbean readers unfamiliar with Jamaican parlance may find this challenging. So, I’ve decided to include a fun Glossary of Terms that would help you to make sense of some of it.
I will continue to add words to this list and their meanings as they come up in my writing. So here goes:
|unu||ooh-nuh||Collective plural ‘you’. I.e. ‘you guys’|
|doh||Think ‘don’t” without pronouncing the ‘n’ and the ‘t’ at the end||Do not|
|lawd||Pronounced as spelt or like the english ‘laud’ but with a lax jaw on the ‘ud’||Lord 🙂|