how certain terms come to be in the Jamaican vocabulary?
For example…the word gravalicious, which is our version of the word avaricious, which means greedy . 1e already had greedy, craben, hoganeering and many others…why avaricious?
And is always big word we go for too enuh
Like copasetic….a word that means satisfactory or ok.
The word was supposedly popular in the 1915-1920 period and they have yet to identify the origin
Can please tell me how Baby Cham get it in 1990s to be telling girl say dem hole nuh miserable and dem life copaset?
Where it jus’ come from
it’s like code for ‘ i don’t even wanna hear if something is wrong girrrrll, and even though we’ve been socialised to say “i’m fine” even if we’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown i cannot take the risk that you may be the one person having an honest answer day, so lemme go ahead and supply the answer for you: you’re good‘
better you don’t say anything. just hug and start telling me how your day is going or leave quickly, but don’t hit me with ‘you’re good right’
i find it particularly prevalent at artsy fartsy events- calabash and market on the lawn
and anywhere that upwardly mobile young people congregate- most things involving digicel and the word ‘tweet up’
the next person that says it to me is gonna get a no, no, i’m not good. and see what happens to their face
can anyone please explain what is the significance of an ice cream cone on your face?
and if it’s not enough…the word “brrr” tattooed inside the cone (missed that did you? it’s right in the top coney part that gets soggy first, go on, squint and look at it). The fact that it was an ice cream cone didn’t imply that it was cold? At this point with some of these rappers I think if they need to jot something down and can’t find a post-it they’ll just put it on a cheek or something.
oh…..why is red lightning striking the ice cream? or are those ice cream flames.