Irie (I-ree): Means everything is alright. Expression of feeling great and cool
Irie Bay: Where Tampa Bay goes to get great Jamaican food and feel “irie”
What a gwan: what is going on
Wey yu a say: what are you saying
Likkle more: later
Ackee: The national fruit of Jamaica. The ackee fruit is bright red. When ripe, it bursts opens to reveal three large black seeds and bright yellow flesh. The flesh of the ackee is popular as a breakfast food throughout Jamaica; when cooked it looks and tastes much like scrambled eggs and is usually served with “saltfish
Big up: This is a popular term for saying what’s up and a gesture of tribute
Gweh: Go away
Nuff: Plenty, too much, many, tons, a lot, ECT
Up de road: just up the road
Pon the side: on the side
Pear (peer)- Avocado.
Peas: Beans. Rice an peas. (Rice and beans).
Pickney- Child, children, kids
Yaad- Yard, place of residence, house, home.
Tek mi a mi yaad. (Take me home.)
Mi baan a Jamaican Yardi. (I was born a Jamaican)