Jamaican Patois 101

Milk 10/03/2014

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“Goat Mouth”

English Translation

Jinx

Definition:

Slang expression for someone that has the ability to predict future outcomes (particularly unfavorable future outcomes that cause misfortunes)

Example Sentences:

Patois: Weh mek you go seh dat an yuh know seh you have goat mouth?
English: What made you say that, to jinx me?

            Patois: Yuh love fi chat tings wit yuh goat mouth an now mi cyan win di lottery.
English: You love to jinx people and now I can’t win the lottery.