Cyber Radio Podcast - nervegasm - revolution sessions - cheeba mixes


Cyber Radio Podcast - nervegasm - revolution sessions - cheeba mixes

nervegasm- revolution sessions - cheeba mixes 

couch mix.. pass it .. don't bogart it..

ian brown - thriller
cinematic orchestra - flite
bebel gilberto - aganju (feat. amon tobin)
sneaker pimps - postmodern sleaze (flight from nashville mix)
stereolab - brakhage
swayzak - no sad goodbyes
korsakow feat. erlend oye - i've been waiting so long



Aftersyx Sessions III - Cocktails At Sunset


NEW SPOOK MIX ..LIVE .. check It ouT!



CYBER RADIO UPDATE-Nervegasm - Revolution Sessions Vol. 1


DJ KRUSH - Still Island - Jaku
Azymuth - morning
Bonobo - Nightlite (feat. Bajika)
Gil Scott- heron - the Revolution will not be Televised
Galliano - 57th minute of the 23th hour
Jaga Jazzist - Kitty Wu
Koop - Island Blues
Os Mutantes - Baby
Dizzy Gillespie- A night in Tunisia
Fertile Ground - yellow daisies (nicola conte mix)
Skatalites - Guns Of navarone
Lil buck and the Top Cats - Monkey In a sack
Rev Jamel - Walking IN the Moon
Charlatans uk- the only one I know


Aftersyx Sessions II


The sandman sprinkled something extra on this one. 

Will either calm you down or make you sleep. =)

Nevertheless, enjoy!

Track listing:

Golden Brown - Better Daze

Apparat & Raz Ohara - Komponent

Telefon Tel Aviv - Sounds In A Dark Room

EBTG - Before Today

Herb Alpert - Lemon Tree


The Spook


Aftersyx Sessions I
Laid back beats for lazy afternoons or late night rendezvous.

Here's the track listing:
Jimmy Edgar - I want you to be my STD
The Dining Rooms - Fluxus
Bebel Gilberto - Samba da bencao
St. Germain - Rose rouge
Truby Trio - Allegre


The Spook



nervegasm - CYBER RADIO vol.3 - COMA Fook up MIXES


nervegasm - CYBER RADIo- COMA Fook up MIXES .. Live @Hotbox RP HQ

Amon tobin - overwhelming forces mix with george carlin - Scab 
Quadrant and Cease - blood on our hands
Dj carlito
Shyfx and T
Shyfx and Nia
Dj addiction
clipz and die
andy c
Amon tobin - Slayer boot

***watch out for more mixes from: lightsleeper, evilwurm, The spook, and alot more from the HOTBOX RP CREW and SINSEMILLA SOUNDSYSTEM.


Cyber R@dio program 02

morningcoffeerecords Los Angeles presents INNA YARD an exclusive live mix by Sensimilla Underground Soundsystem for Cyber R@dio! Cheers and maximum respect!!!

45's ! ! !


early jamaican soundsystem

sensimilla underground soundsystem(L.A.)

INNA YARD Track List

* Disco Devil - Lee "scratch" Perry

* Guess who's coming to dinner - Michael Rose

* Ready or Not - Johnny Osbourne

* letter to Myself - J.D.Smoothe

* Starring Dub - Cornell Campbell and the Eternals

* Mi God Mi King - Papa Levi

* Rock it Tonite - Johnny Osbourne

* Police in Helicopter - John Holt and Sizzla

* Herbman Hustlin' - Sugar Minott

* Jamaican Collie version - Linval Thompson

* Chalice - Charlie Chaplin

* I like it is (dont rock my boat dj version) - Johnny Lover


Cyber Radio UpDate




coming up...

  Catch L.A.-based Sensimilla Underground Soundsystem's "Inna Yard" Cyber R@dio podcast. droppin sum old skool roots-rockin,dub,lovers rock and dancehall dubplates.we'll keep ya posted... InI respect!

cyber radio link:

  "night bus" by light$leep3r

http://hotboxrp.multiply.com/music/item/18/CYBER_RDIO_>CYBER R@DIO 

also mixes from nervegasm and evilwurm and the spook.. Soon.. live Podcast straight from LA and in iloilo.. it's fookin back baby.. also check us out @





Cyber Radio's back after a decade of DEAD AIR. this is a test podcast of "Night Bus" a half-hour eclectic radio mix by light$leep3r. enjoy the ride... peace

Cyber Radio update...



watch out for the "test podcast" of Cyber Radio on Hotbox_rp multiply page and on eksena radio featuring "night bus radio" by light$leep3r .a half-hour eclectic mix from funk,psych,soul to dubstep! we'll keep ya posted mates! peace... 

Back again.. baby!! 






Welcome, episode

180 of the Radio Orphans Podcast contains the following independent music for your listening pleasure:

"Sound" from Vanja James.
Direct from sunny, San Diego, California, with weeping violins and angelic vocals.

"Look Into My Eyes" from Sabrina Shaheen. 
From New York, USA, with melo alternative downtempo rock.

"World Turns Around" by Soup.
From the great U.K. with experimental downtempo electronica.

"As Much As We Want We Couldn't Do Much" by Nervegasm.
Straight from the Philippines, with modern experimental jazz.

"Kick Holler" from Dare Dukes
From New York, USA, with indie rock. from their album Prettiest Transmitter Of All.

"Return To The End" from Radio Orphans Your hosts with a tune from our disc
Monkeys Dance

"The End" by Peasant.
From Doylestown, Pennsylvania with stripped down acoustic indie rock

We do, thank you, for listening!


el $leep3r dubmix
Check it monnn... SEEN!.. IRIEE!

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Support The Venus Project:

The Venus Project, led by Jacque Fresco, is very important to the foundation of our movement, for his tireless work of 70 yrs has provided the tools and framework to make a new, humane society possible. He is not a leader. He is simply a thinker with a true humane intent. We at thezeitgeistmovement.com operate this site with personal funds and do not ask for donations. However, if you care about the concepts presented here, please help The Venus Project stay afloat by making a small donation. They are a registered Non-Profit Organization dedicated to improving humanity and civilization. Your Donation is Tax deductible.

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The Venus Project is in the process of introducing a set of values and procedures that may enable us to achieve social nucleation. Our project will provide the designs and blueprints for a prototype community to test the validity of our proposals; we will strive to achieve a relevant orientation by which people may adapt intellectually and emotionally to our new technological age. We feel that anything short of overall social design would be inappropriate and ineffective.

Since we begin in a monetary-based society, the means for raising funds to construct this experimental community can be accomplished in several different ways. One is through the production of a major motion picture depicting the advantages of this new social system for all of the world's people. Another possibility is the building of a theme park where visitors would actually experience some of the many benefits of The Venus Project's proposals. Books, videos, blueprints, models, a movie script, and the 25-acre research and development center have already been completed. 

Any funds raised by these proposed projects, along with contributions, publications, videos, seminars, lectures, and grants, will be used to help initiate and construct the first experimental city. 

Our proposals are submitted to the general public and to all educational institutions. We invite your participation. If enough people find the proposals acceptable and join with us in this new advocacy, we could form the nucleus of an organization to more forcefully implement the aims of The Venus Project.


During the great depression of 1929 when banks failed and people were laid off, things seemed hopeless. Those conditions brought about new organizations to address the many problems--everything from Mankind United, Socialism, Communism, Technocracy, and The World Federalist. They produced social awareness on a large scale. These conditions are sometimes referred to as bio-social pressures or the march of events. 

At present, people are not well enough informed to devise a relevant and workable social system through rational methods. The Venus Project will not be installed by today's political leaders who are not appointed to change things but to keep things as they are. It is only through the failure of existing social institutions and political incompetence that people will seek other possible social alternatives. They are mainly motivated only by severe conditions that threaten their safety and existence. 

No nation today is about to give up its sovereignty for a social arrangement that has never been tried. Therefore it will take a social breakdown to stimulate the search for alternative social designs. This has been the case throughout human history.

The Breakdown

The Venus Project can not be put into practice on a global scale until the economic systems of the world fail to provide for the needs of people. 

What will bring about the collapse of the world's monetary systems is the infusion of automation and the outsourcing of jobs. This includes not only assembly line workers but also doctors, engineers, architects, and the like. As workers and professionals lose their purchasing power, the industries that depend on them can no longer function. This will bring an end to the monetary system. It is not a question of owners giving up their industries so much as the fact that people will not have the purchasing power to sustain this system. Even the motion picture industry is generating computerized people who will replace many TV announcers and personalities.

This breakdown is already well underway on a global scale.

While these drastic conditions will help produce the motivation for social change, no individual or organization has laid out what changes are necessary and how to bring them about. Our current system is not working. Unless people are aware of, or knowledgeable about what is needed, they will continue to repeat the same mistakes--war, recession, boom and bust, hunger, poverty, and much unnecessary human suffering. 

The aims of The Venus Project cannot be achieved until people become aware of its proposals and aims. 

Therefore, our main objective is education through the media. If enough people learn about this direction, accept these proposals, and wish to organize to bring it about, we will then work toward the building of a first experimental city. The Venus Project has designs and blueprints for a prototype community.

To Clarify:

Experimental City

The Venus Project proposes the building of a new experimental city whose purpose is two-fold:

(1) To test the workability of The Venus Project's designs and proposals, and to provide the information necessary to enable people to adjust intellectually and emotionally to social transition.
(2) To establish a permanent planning center that will be used for future long and short-term planning of global projects to help implement a resource-based economy and overcome scarcity, hunger, poverty, and other social ills.

This would not be a private enterprise venture for a select few but would be an open city for the public to visit. The proposed circular configuration of these new cities is not just stylized architectural conceptualizations; they are the result of years of research into providing an environment that can best serve the needs of the inhabitants and yet conserve resources. Without extensive knowledge of the symbiotic relationship between humanity and its environment, it would be extremely difficult to develop workable solutions to our many problems. The Venus Project has taken this and many other factors into careful consideration. 

The decisions of a transitional government in this environment would be based upon what is needed to reach the goals of a humane, environmentally sound, and technically sustainable society. 

Like all other innovative social projects, it starts out with a few devoted people who dedicate their time to informing others about the humane benefits of this new direction. People are invited to help in whatever capacity they can during the initial phases of the new experimental city. An interdisciplinary team of systems engineers, computer programmers, architects, city planners, sociologists, educators, etc would also be needed. 

The design of The Venus Project does not regard environmental conditions as fixed or static. We must allow for adaptation within the system as a continuous process. This will avoid perpetuating temporary arrangements beyond their period of usefulness.

This circular design could be the prototype for a series of new cities to be constructed in various places throughout the world. The rate of progression will depend upon the availability of funds raised and how many people identify with, participate in, and support this direction.

As these new communities develop and become more widely accepted, they may very well form the basis of a new society, preferably through the process of evolution rather than revolution.

The Venus Project does not advocate dissolving the existing free-enterprise system--we believe it will come to an end of its own accord as a part of social evolution. We encourage you to become better informed about the proposals of this project through our books and videos, and invite you to join with us in working toward the realization of a new civilization that could provide a better life for everyone. 

In Conclusion

Many people want to know what to do immediately to help bring about global unification. If you identify with the proposals of The Venus Project, you can help bring it about by learning more about us through our books and DVD's. You can help promote this direction in any way you are able. Speaking to others about these ideas, fund raising, grant writing, helping with publicity, promoting lecture tours, or helping to produce promotional materials will all help. If you are in a position to initiate the motion picture this would be very important. There is a lot to do and we need the help of many people in bringing these ideas to the public.

Our findings and design proposals will be submitted to the general public and all educational institutions. If enough people find the proposals acceptable and choose to join with us in this new advocacy, they will help form the nucleus of an organization to carry out our aims.

The future is our responsibility; if we fail to accept this responsibility, others will do our thinking for us.


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track list:
01. As much as we want, we couldn't do much
- influence by jazz and nu jazz sound , experimenting on ambient and jazz.
02. Chronic (jazzchronic b-side mix)
- Old track that was part of the revolution session (2007). remix.. made it a little meaty.
03. Beats and Pieces ( nervegasm reefer beat mix)
Old skool beat mixes, from funk to newwave to rap to drum and bass.. enjoy.

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My Enjoi Has Arrived!! THANKS JAKE

It's finally here.. Now I can skate my ELEMENT .. harder than I used too.. hehehe.. I have a back up.. weeee.. Thanks Jake.. Now I'm excite to get my hands on my libtec and my Almost and my Foundation..hehehehe..

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Maria Napoleon - 2000 - Dreams


I got his CD in 2001.. bought it at a local record shop.. and used the track "Im In Love With David Candy" in a local Pawnshop's TV Spot.. anyways.. great CD.. I recon you Download it..

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Rasta/Patois Dictionary.

A : prep. to as in "go a shop," from Spanish (7)
A GO : aux w/v. going to do, as in "Me a go tell him" (7)
A DOOR : outdoors. (5)
ACCOMPONG : n. name of Maroon warrior, Capt. Accompong, brother of
Cudjo; also name of town. From the Twi name for the
supreme deity (7)
ACKEE : n. African food tree introduced about 1778. From Twi
ankye or Kru akee (7)
AGONY : the sensations felt during sex (6)
AKS : ask (28)
ALIAS : adj. (urban slang) dangerous, violent (7)
AMSHOUSE : poorhouse (29)
AN : than (5)
ARMAGEDDON : the biblical final battle between the forces of good
and evil (1)
ASHAM : n. Parched, sweetened, and ground corn. From twi
osiam (7)

BABYLON : 1. the corrupt establishment, the "system,
" Church and State 2. the police, a policeman (1)
BAD : good, great (2)
BAD BWAI : (bad boy) 1. refering to a bold man; a compliment 2.
: One who has committed a crime.
: (rude bwai, ruddy, baddy) (31)
BADNESS : hooligan behavior, violence for its own sake (1)
BAFAN : clumsy; awkward (5)
BAFANG : a child who did not learn to walk the 1st 2-7 years. (5)
BAG-O-WIRE : a betrayer (1)
BAGGY : underpants for a woman or child. (5)
BALMYARD : n. place where pocpmania rites are held, healing is
done, spells cast or lifted (7)
BAKRA : white slavemaster, or member of the ruling class in
colonial days. Popular etymology:
"back raw" (which he bestowed with a whip.) (5)
BALD-HEAD : a straight person; one without dreadlocks;
one who works for babylon (2)
BAMBA YAY : by and by (7)
BAMBU : rolling paper (1)
BAMMY : a pancake made out of cassava, after it has been grated
and squeezed to remove the bitter juice. (5)
BANDULU : bandit, criminal, one living by guile (1)
a BANDULU BIZNESS is a racket, a swindle. (5)
BANGARANG : hubbub, uproar, disorder, disturbance. (5)
BANKRA : a big basket, including the type which hangs over the
sides of a donkey. (5)
BANS : from bands; a whole lot, a great deal, nuff,
whole heap. (5)
BANTON : a storyteller (50)
BASHMENT : party, dance, session (3)
BAT : butterfly or moth. English bat, the flying rodent,
is a rat-bat. (5)
BATTY : bottom; backside; anus. (5)
BATTYBWOY : a gay person (6)
BEAST : a policeman (1)
BEENIE : little (36)
BEX : vex (verb), or vexed (adjective). (5)
BHUTTU (BUHTUH) : an uncouth, out of fashion, uncultured person
Use: Wey yu a go inna dem deh cloze? Yu fayva buttu (12)
BIG BOUT YAH : Large and in charge. Superlative indicating status
(power, fame, money, talent, etc) within some social
group (12)
BISCUIT : a particularly attractive woman (46)
BISSY : cola nut. (5)
BOOPS/BOOPSIE : Boops is a man, often older, who supports a young woman;
boopsie refers to a kept woman (46)
BLACK UP : To smoke weed. Like somene would ask "You Black up
: today?" Meaning did you smoke today? (14)
BLACKHEART MAN : a rascal, a hooligan (38)
BLOUSE AND SKIRT : common exclamation of surprise. (29)
BLY : chance, "must get a bly", "must get a chance". (4)
BOASIE : adj. proud, conceited, ostentatious. Combination of
English boastful and Yoruba bosi-proud and ostentatious (7)
BOASIN TONE : Swollen penis or testicles (13)
BOBO : fool. (5)
BOBO DREAD : a rastafarian sect based on the teachings of Prince Emanuel Edwards
distinguished by turbin-like headdresses, flowing white robes and
communal living (50)
BODERATION : Boderation comes from the word bother and that's
basically what it means. If something is a boderation
then it's a bother. (29)
BONG BELLY PICKNEY : a greedy child who ate too much. (29)
BOONOONOONOUS : Meaning wonderful. (13)
BOX : To smack or to hit in the face. (13)
BRAA : from BREDDA; brother. (5)
BRAATA : a little extra; like the 13th cookie in a baker's dozen;
or an extra helping of food. In musical shows it has
come to be the encore. (5)
BREDREN : one's fellow male Rastas (1)
BRINDLE : to be angry (6)
BRINKS : title given to a man who is supplying a woman with money
BUBU : fool. (5)
BUCKY : home-made gun (2) slave (29)
BUCKY MASSA : master over the slaves (29)
BUD : bird. (14)
BUFU-BUFU : fat, swollen, blubbery; too big; clumsy or lumbering.(5)
BUGUYAGA : a sloppy, dirty person, like a bum or tramp. (5)
BULL BUCKA : a bully (1)
BULLA : a comon sugar and flour cookie or small round cake,
sold everywhere in Jamaica. (5)
(TO GET) BUN : to have one's spouse or girl/boy-friend cheat on
oneself, to be cheated out of something (6)
BLOOD CLOT : curse words (1)
BUCK UP : meet (28)
BUMBO : bottom; backside. A common curse word, especially in
combination with CLOT (cloth),
a reference to the days before toilet paper. (5)
BUN : burn (29)
BUNGO : n. racially pejorative. Crude, black, ignorant,
boorish person. From Hausa bunga-bumpkin, nincompoop (7)
BUNKS : to knock or bump against, from "to bounce",
BUNKS MI RES, catch my rest, take a nap. (5)
BWOY : Boy (13)

(THE) CAT : a woman's genitals (6)
CALLALOU : A spinach stew. (18)
CARD : to fool someone (6)
CEASE & SEKKLE! : stop everything and relax! (6)
CEPES : (n.) - beard (35)
CERACE : a ubiquitous vine used for boiling medicinal tea,
and for bathing. It is proverbial for its bitterness.(5)
CHA! or CHO! : a disdainful expletive (1) pshaw! (2) very common, mild
explanation expressing impatience, vexation or
disappointment. (5)
CHAKA-CHAKA : messy, disorderly, untidy. (5)
CHALICE or CHILLUM : a pipe for smoking herb, usually made from coconut shell
or CHALEWA : and tubing, used ritually by Rastas (1)
CHANT : (v.) - to sing, especially cultural or spiritual songs (35)
CHEAP : just as cheap, just as well. (5)
CHI CHI MAN : a gay man (6)
CHIMMY : chamber pot. (5)
CHO : very common, mild explanation expressing impatience,
vexation or disappointment. (5)
CLAP : hit, break, stride (1)
CLOT : 1. cloth, an essential part of most Jamaican bad words,
such as bumbo clot, rass clot, blood clot, etc.
The essence of Jamaican cursing seems to be nastiness
, rather than the blashemy or sexuality which is
characteristic of the metropolitan countries.
2. to hit or strike - from the verb "to clout". (5)
3. literally means a used tampon (31)
COCO : a potato-like edible root, known elsewhere as the taro
or the eddo.
It was brought to Jamaica from the South Pacific.
This is completely distinct from cocoa, usually called
chocolate. (5)
COIL : money (6)
COLD I UP : humiliate or be-little (29)
COME DUNG : come down, get ready (as to prepare to play a tune) (6)
COME EEN LIKE : to seem as if; to resemble. (5)
CONTROL : to be in charge of, responsible for, to own; to take (1)
COO 'PON : v. (origin unclear) Look upon! (7)
COO YAH : v. (origin unclear) Look here! (7) pay attention (17)
COOL RUNNINGS : usually used at a time of departure on a long journey
meaning have a safe trip (31)
COOLIE : the traditional Jamaican epithet for East Indians.
It is never used It is never used for Chinese Jamaicans.
Usually in the form coolie-man or coolie-oman.
It is not considered polite today anymore than the term
nega, but it is still used widely in rural areas. (5)
COLLIE : n. (urban slang) ganja (7)
COME YAH (cumyu) : come here. (17)
CORK UP : jammed, filled, crowded (2)
CORN : 1. marijuana 2. money 3. a bullet (1)
COTCH : verb (cotch up), to support something else, as with a
forked stick; to balance something or place it
temporarily; to beg someone a cotch, can be a place on
a crowded bus seat or bench; or it may mean to cotch a
while, to stay somewhere temporarily. (5)
COTTA : a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head
to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5)
CRAB : aside from it's usual meaning, it is a verb meaning to
scratch or claw. (5)
CRAVEN : greedy (5)
CRAVEN CHOKE PUPPY : someone who wants everything but when
they get it , they can't manage it.

CREATION STEPPER : means you step it in and throughout Babylon without
fear - cuttin' edge, livin' on the edge, fear no foe.
Lookin justice in the eye and saying, What are you doin ?"!! (29)
CRIS : crisp; popularly used for anything brand-new,
slick-looking. (5)
CRISSARS : crisp, brand-new (2)
CROMANTY : adj. from Corromantee, Blacks from the Gold Coast
believed to be rebellious (7)
CROCUS BAG : a very large sack made of coarse cloth, like burlap (10)
CROSSES : problems, vexations, trials; bad luck, misfortunes. (5)
CRUCIAL : serious, great, "hard,", "dread" (1)
CU : verb, look! (5)
CU DEH! : look there! (5)
CU PAN : look at. (5)
CU YA! : look here! (5)
CU YU : To say "Look at you." To the person you are refering to. (14)
CUBBITCH : covetous. (5)
CUDJO : n. name of famous Maroon warrior; mn born on Monday,
from Fante, Twi kudwo (7)
CULTURE : reflecting or pertaining to the roots values and
traditions highly respected by the Rastas (1)
CUSS-CUSS : a quarrel or fracas, with lots of cursing. (5)
CUT YAI : to cut your eye at somebody is a very common means of
expressing scorn or contempt, for example; one catches
the other person's eye, then deliberatly turns one's
own eyes as an insult. (5)
You can also cut your eye at somebody in a friendly way. (29)
CUTCHIE : pipe for communal smoking. (5)
CYA : 1. to care; "donkya", don't care, careless; "no kya"
means no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun",
no matter where he turns.
2. to carry. (5)
CYAAN : can't. (5)
CYAI : to carry. (5)
CYAN : can. (5)

D.J. : a person who sings or scats along with dub music,
sometimes called "toasting" (2)
DAAL : split peas, usually a thick soup, from Indian cuisine,
from Hindi. (5)
DADA : father (6)
DALLY : executive zig-zag movements on wheels (2) or on foot (6)
to ride a bicycle or motorbike with a weaving motion,
as when ones weaves around potholes. (5)
DAN DADA : the highest of DON'S (6)
DAN : than (5)
DARKERS : sunglasses (6)
DASHEEN : a big soft yam-like root, often slightly greyish when
cooked. It is related to the coco, but one eats the
"head" instead of the tubers. (5)
DAWTA : a girl, woman, "sister," girlfriend (1)
DEAD HOOD : (the H is silent) = A man that can't perform sexually. Impotent.
DEADERS : meat, meat by-products (1)
DEESTANT : decent. (5)
DEGE or DEGE-DEGE : adjective, little, skimpy, measly, only, as in a two
dege-dege banana. (5)
DEH : there (place) (6)
DEY : v. to be, exist, as in "No yam no dey". From Ewe de or
Twi de - to be (7)
DEY 'PON : (aux. v.) - to be engaged in action or continuing
activity (35) literally "there upon" As in "it dey pon de table". (29)
DI : the (6)
DILDO MACCA : dangerous macca or thorn that will bore you up (29)
DINKI : a kind of traditional dance at funerals or "nine nights"
("set-ups"); now popular among school children. (5)
DIS or DIS YA : this (6)
DJEW : as a verb, rain a djew; as a noun, djew rain.
It means a light rain or drizzle. (5)
DOGHEART : a person who is especially cold and cruel (6)
DOLLY : executive zig-zag movements on wheels (2)
DON : one who is respected, master of a situation (6)
DONKYA : from "don't care"; careless, sloppy, lacking ambition,
etc. (5)
DOONDOOS : an albino. (5)
DOWNPRESSOR : preferred term for oppressor (1)
DOTI : "Dutty" means dirty, dirt or earth (19)(29)
(TO) DRAW CARD : the act of fooling someone (6)
DREAD : 1. a person with dreadlocks
2. a serious idea or thing
3. a dangerous situation or person
4. the "dreadful power of the holy"
5. experientially, "awesome, fearful confrontation of
a people with a primordial but historically denied
racial selfhood" (1)
DREADLOCKS : 1. hair that is neither combed nor cut 2. a person with
dreadlocks (1)
DREADY : a friendly term for a fellow dread (1)
DUB : a roots electronic music, created by skillful,
artistic re-engineering of recorded tracks (2)
DUB PLATE : A pre-release copy of a record, often produced
exclusively for a specific sound system (see "sound system"). (46)
DUCK-ANTS : white ants, or termites. (5)
DUKUNU : sweet corn-meal dumplings boiled in wrapped leaves. (5)
DUNDUS : an albino. (5)
DUNGLE : n. legendary West Kingston slum surrounding a garbage
dump, now cleared. (7)
: From English dunghill
DUNS,DUNSA : money (1)
DUPPY : a ghost (1)
DUTCHY : dutch cooking pot, low round-bottomed heavy pot. (5)

DUTTY : dirty (17)

EASE-UP : to forgive, to lighten up (6)
& CURRY : all is well, all is taken care of (6)

FALLA FASHIN : Copycat (13)
FAS' : to be fast with, meaning to be rude, impertinent,
to meddle with sombody's business, to be forward, etc.
FASSY : eczema-like scratchy sores on the skin;
also a verb meaning to cause oneself to be covered with
fassy by scratching. (5)
FAASTI (FIESTY) : impertinent, rude, impudent (35)
FAYVA : to favour, resemble, or look like; "fayva like"
also means "it seems as if". (5)
FE (FI) : the infinitive "to" as in "Have fe go" (7)
: "a fe" Have to (28) "fe dem" their (28)
FEEL NO WAY : don't take offense, don't be sorry, don't worry (1)
FENKY-FENKY : (from finicky) choosy, proud, stuck-up. (5)

FENNEH : v. to feel physical distress, pain. From Twi
fene-to vomit; Fante fena-to be troubled; Lumba
feno-to faint (7)
FI (FE) : possessive. "fi me"-"mine" (7) Can also mean
: "for" or "to", as in "I ha' fi", I have to.
: Yu num fi du dat = You are not to do that. (12)
Fe is Fi as in fi ar means hers
fi im - his
fi dem - theirs
fi you - yours
fi me - mine (29)
FIESTY (FAASTI) : impudent, rude, out of order, cheeky. (5)
FIRST LIGHT : tomorrow (1)
(HIM A) FISH : a gay person (6)
FIT : when used of fruits and vegetables,
it means ready to pick, full grown,
though not necessarily fully ripe. (5)
also means in good shape. ("You haffe fit!") (31)
FORWARD : 1. to go, move on, set out 2. in the future (1)
FRONTA : tobacco leaf used to roll herb (1)
FUCKERY : wrong, unfair (6)
TO THE FULLNESS : completely, absolutely, totally (1)
FUNDS : Money (6)

GAAN A BED : an adverbial phrase; following a verb of liking or
loving, it has a superlative meaning;
Can be used in any context,
such as "I love hafu yam gaan to bed!". (5)
means very much as in liking very much (29)
GALANG : go along. (23)
GANJA : herb, marijuana (1)
GANSEY : t-shirt, any knit shirt (2)
(TO) GET SALT : to be thwarted, to encounter misfortune (6)
GATES : home, yard (1)
GENERAL : cool operator (1)
GI : give (28)
GIG : spinning top. (5)
GILL : unit of measure like pint. (42)
GINNAL : n. trickster, con-man, an Amnancy figure as in "Sunday
Ginnal"-a preacher or clergyman (7)
GLAMITY : a woman's genitals (6)
GORGON : outstanding dreadlocks (1) a dragon (29)
(DON) GORGON : outstanding dreadlocks, a person who is respected (2,6)
GRAVALICIOUS : greedy, avaricious. (5)
GRINDSMAN : one who displays great prowess in bed(6)
GROUNATION : large, island-wide meeting and celebration of Rastas (1)
GROUND : home, yard (4)

HACKLE : to hassle, bother, worry, trouble. As a noun, hackling.
HAFFI : to have to... (6)
HAIL : a greeting (1)
HARBOUR SHARK : "Mr. Want-All" glutton, greedy, someone who wants it all. (29)
HARD : excellent, proficient, skillful, uncompromising (1) tough (29)
HARD EARS : stubborn, doesn't listen (37)
HEETCH : itch. Many such words could be listed under H,
as initial H is added to scores of words at will. (5)
HEAD MAN JANCRO : n. albino buzzard (7)
HERB : marijuana (1)
HIEZ-HAAD : ears-hard, thick skulled, stubborn, unwilling or unable
to hear. (5)
HIEZ : ears. (5)
HIGGLERS : higglers, who are primarly woman who buy and sell goods
that they have imported into the country. Some higglers,
however, do not make trips out of the country to buy
goods, but sell the goods that others import. The
connection between higglers and dancehall culture is
crucial as they form one of the strongest international
links between JA, North America, and the Caribbean. (16)
HITEY-TITEY : upper class, high tone, "stoosh". (5) someone who pretends to be better
than they are (29)
HOMELY : to be relaxed, comfortable, enjoying your home surrounding. (14)
HOOD : penis. (5)
HORTICAL (DON) : respected, acclaimed (6)
HOT-STEPPER : fugitive from jail or gun court (1)

I-DREN : (n.)- male Rastafarian (35)
I-MAN : I, me, mine (1)
I-NEY : a greeting (2)
I-REY : 1. a greeting 2. excellent, cool, highest (1)
I-SHENCE : herb (1)
I-TAL : vital, organic, natural, wholesome; refers to way of
cooking and way of life (1)
in colors, red, green and gold (2)
I : replaces "me", "you", "my"; replaces the first syllable
of seleted words (1) I and I, I&I: I, me, you and me,
we (1)
Rastafari speech eliminates you, me we, they, etc.,
as divisive and replaces same with communal I and I.
I and I embraces the congregation in unity with the
Most I (high) in an endless circle of inity (unity). (3)
IEZ-HAAD : ears-hard, thick skulled, stubborn, unwilling or
unable to hear. (5)
IEZ : ears. (5)
ILIE : adj. literally, "highly", valuable, exalted, even
sacred (7)
IGNORANT : short-tempered, easy to vex, irate. (5)
INNA DI MORROWS : tomorrow (6)
INNA : In the (4)
IRIE : A Greeting. excellent, cool, highest (1)
: adj. powerful and pleasing (7)
ISES/IZES/ISIS : praises (11) Praises to the almighty given by Rasta
: when calling on the name of Jah for strength and
: assistance for achieving progress in life. (30)

ISMS and SKISMS : negative term denoting Babylon's classificatory systems
ITES : 1. the heights
2. a greeting
3. the color red (1) great (2)
4. another word for irie. Or you use it to mean "OK"
as in when someone asks you to do something
for you, you would reply, "Ites." (29)
IWA : certain time or hour (43)
JA, JAM-DOWN : Jamaica (1)
JACKASS ROPE : homegrown tobacco, twisted into a rope. (5)
JAH KNOW : Lord knows (1)
JAH : God; possibly derived as a shortened form of Jahweh or
Jehovah (1)
Jah Ras Tafari, Haille Selassie, King of Kings, Lord of
Lords, conquering Lion of Judah; rastas revere Haile
Selassie as the personification of the Almighty (2)

JAMDUNG : Jamaica, "Jam" to press down "dung" down. Ironic
reference to social and economic conditions of the
masses (7)
JAMMIN : to be having a good time, to be dancing calypso/soca (6)
JANCRO : n. literally John Crow, buzzard (7)
JANGA : shrimp, crayfish. (5)
JELLY : a young coconut, full of jelly. (5)
JON CONNU : n. (John Canoe). Bands of elaborately masked dancers
appearing around Christmas. They ressemble the
ancestral dancers of West Africa, but the ety. of the
word is unclear. (7)
JOOK : to pierce or stick, as with a thorn or a long pointed
stick. (5) also used in a sexual context (29)
JOOKS : hangout, relax (29)
JUDGIN' : adjective, everyday or ordinary clothes or shoes worn
in the yard or in the bush, as in "judgin' boot".
Also as a verb, to judge, with a similar meaning. (5)
JUU : as a verb, rain a juu; as a noun, juu rain.
It means a light rain or drizzle. (5)

KALI; COOLY : marijuana (1)
KALLALOO : a dark, green leafy vegetable, very nutritious and
cheap. (5)
KASS KASS : n. quarrel or contention. From combination of English
curse or cuss, and Twi kasa kasa-to dispute verbally (7)
KATA : a roll of cloth or vegetation placed on top of the head
to cushion the skull from the weight of a head load. (5)
KAYA : see ganja (4)
KETCH UP : grapple (28) get in a fight (29)
KETCHY-CHUBY : It can be a sexual term meaning the man throw
it and the woman catch it! It can also mean a game
- life's game, how to see through today to meet tomorrow
and all the games of life as in "life is just a ketchy-chuby game." (29)
KEMPS : a little bit, a tiny piece, from skimps. (5)
KIN TEET : "skin teeth" to laugh at someone or give them a
plastic smile, sometimes used derogatorily as in
"A little kin-teet bwoy." (29)
KISS ME NECK! : common exclamation of surprise. (5)
KISS TEET : to kiss one's teeth or to suck one's teeth is to make
the very common hissing noise of disappoval, dislike,
vexation or disappointment. (5)
KOUCHIE : bowl of a chalice or chillum pipe (1)
KRENG-KRENG : an old-fashioned meat rack, hung up high over the fire
to catch the smoke. (5)
KUMINA : n. Ecstatic dance for the purpose of communicating with
ancestors. From Twi akom-to be possessed and ana-by an
ancestor (7)

LABA-LABA : to chat, gab; gossip. (5)
LABRISH : gossip, chit-chat. (5)
LAGGA HEAD : Dumb acts as if you have no common sense. Stupid.
: "yu dam Lagga head bud" (14)
LAMBSBREAD : a form of high-quality marijuana (1)
LARGE : respected (6)
LET OFF : pay out (28)
LEGGO BEAS' : wild, disorderly, like a let-go beast. (5)
LICK : To hit (13)
LICKY-LICKY : fawning, flattering, obsequious. (5)
LIKKLE : little (29)
LILLY BIT : little bit, tiny. (5)
LION : a righteous Dread (1) a great soul (2)
LIKKLE MORE : see you later (2)
(TOO) LIKKY-LIKKY : title given to those who like to eat any food they
encounter , without discretion (6)

MAAMA MAN : a gay person, an effeminate man, a weakling (6)
MAAS : n. from master or massa. Now freed from its class
origin; a respectful form of address to an older man.
chill out, be by ones self for a while (24)
MACCA : thorn, prickle. dangerous. (29)
MACCA BACK : boney fish used to make fish soup (29)
MADDA : mother (6)
MAFIA : big-time criminals (1)
MAGA DOG : mongrel (4)
MAGA : thin (2) (from meagre) (5)
MAMPI : Fat or overweight (13)
MANACLES : chains (11)
MANNERS : under heavy discipline or punishment. for example
when Kingston is under "heavy manners", they have a
curfew or call out the army. (10)
MARINA : a man's undershirt, guernsey; a tank-top style. (5)
MAROON : n. free black warrior-communities which successfully
resisted British hegemony during eighteenth century
and early nineteenth century. From Spanish cimmaron-
untamed, wild (7)
MASCOT : denoting inferior status (2)
MASH IT UP : a huge success (1)
MASH UP, MASH DOWN : destroy (1)
MASSIVE : respected (6), used with LARGE to add emphasis
MATEY : mistress (12)
MEK WE : Let Us. (4)
MENELIK, RAS : n. Ethiopian nobleman who rallied his troops to resist
Italian aggression. Defeated Italians at Adowa 1896 (7)
MONKS : amongst. (5)
MORE TIME : see you later (1)
MR. MENTION : Talk of the town, originally talk of the females
signifying someone with many female conquests
MR. T : the boss (2)
MUS MUS : a rat (4)
/FATHER : the mother/father of my child (1,6)
MYAL : n. a form of benign magic oposed to Obeah, hence
myalman. From Hursa maye-wizard, person of mystic
power. (7)

NAGAH : n. pejorative for a black person (7)
NAGO : n. Yoruba person, practice or language. From Ewe
anago-Yoruba person (7)
NAH : adv. will not. Emphatic as in "Me nah do that" (7)
NANA : midwife; nanny or nurse. (5)
NANNY GOAT : "What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly" is a
cautionary Jamaican proverb which translated means:
What tastes good to a goat will ruin his belly. In
other words - the things that seem good to you now,
can hurt you later... (10)
NASH : female genatalia (6)
NATTY CONGO : 1. dreadlocks 2. a person with dreadlocks (1)
NAZARITE : Ancient Hebrew meaning to "separate", consecrated,
set apart by choice and devotion (1)
NICE UP: to promote and foster a positive feeling. to "nice up the dance"
means to get the party going (50)
NIYABINGHI : 1. "death to all black and white oppressors"
2. East African warriors who resisted colonial
3. large Rastafarian meeting and spiritual gathering
4. referring to orthodox, traditional Rastas
5. a variety of drumming (1)
NIYAMEN : name for Rastas referring to Niyabinghi warriors of
East Africa (1)
NO CYA : no matter, as in "no kya weh im tun", no matter where
he turns. (5)
NOTCH : Don or top ranking badman (33)
NUH : interrogative at end of sentence; literally, "Is it
not so?" (7)
NUH NUTTIN : not a big deal (17)
NUH TRUE? : isn't it so? (1)
NYAM : to eat. (5)
(TOO) NYAMI-NYAMI : title given to those who like to eat any food
they encounter, without discretion (6)
NYING'I-NYING'I : nagging, whining. (5)

O-DOKONO : boiled maize bread. (5)
OBEAH : traditional African "science", relating to matters of
the spirit and spirits, spells, divinations, omens,
extra-sensory knowledge, etc. (5)
OHT FI : about to, on the vergeof, as in "it hoht fi rain",
it is about to rain, it looks like rain. (5)
ONE DROP : A popular type of rhythm pattern used on countless reggae records (46)
ONE LOVE : a parting phrase, expression of unity (1)
ONE-ONE : adjective, one by one, thus any small amount. (5)
ONGLE : only. (5)

PAKI : calabash, gourd. (5)
PAPAA : pawpaw, or papaya melon. (5)
PATTAN : pattern, style and fashion (39)
PATU : owl. (5)
PAYAKA : heathen (11) craven, want it all (29)
PYAKA : tricky or dishonest. (10)
PEEL-HEAD : bald-headed, usually certain chickens or vultures. (5)
PEENYWALLY : a kind of large fire fly, actually a type of flying
beetle. (5)
PEER : avocado pear. (5)
PHENSIC : JA equivalent to Tylenol, Excedrin, etc. (26)
PICKY, PICKY HEAD : brush haircut (3)
PICKY-PICKY : 1. finicky or choosy
2. Used of uncombed hair just starting to turn into
dreadlocks. (5)
PIKNY : pickaninny, child. (5)
PINDA : peanut. (5)
PIRA : a low wooden stool. (5)
PITY-ME-LIKL : a type of very tiny red ant whose bite is so hot and
long-lasting it resembles a sting. (5)
POCOMANIA, POCO : christian revival, distinct drum rhythm (2)
POLYTRICKS : politics (by Peter Tosh) (6)
POLYTRICKSTERS : politicians (by Peter Tosh) (6)
POPPY-SHOW : from puppet show, it is used in the idiom,
tek smadi mek poppy-show, which means to make fun of
someone or shame them, making them look ridiculous. (5)
PUM-PUM : a woman's genitals (6)
PUNAANI or PUNNI : a woman's genitals (6)
PUPPALICK : somersalt. (5)
PUSSY CLOT : A curse word ref. to a woman's sanitary napkin. (14)
PUTTIN' AWAY : a preposition, meaning "except for", or "except". (5)
PYAA-PYAA : sickly, weak; feeble, of no account. (5)
PYU : from spew; verb used of running sores or anything
similarly dripping or oozing. (5)

QUASHIE : n. peasant, country bumpkin, coarse and stupid person;
racial pejorative generic term for blacks; originally
Twi name of a boy born on a Sunday (7)
QUIPS : 1. nouns (from squips) a tiny piece or amount.
2. verb, the Jamaican art of washing clothes making a
"squips-squips" sound. (5)

RAATID! : a common mild expletive of surprise or vexation, as in
"to raatid!". It is likely a polite permutation of
"ras", a la "gosh" or "heck". (5)
RAGGA : A style of reggae that uses digital rhythms exclusively.
A term sometimes used interchangably with dancehall,
since the latter music has become heavily digitized as well. (46)
RAGGAMUFFIN : jamaican ghetto dweller (46)
RAM : full up (28)
RAM GOAT : slang for someone who deals with nuff ladies (17)
RANKING : highly respected (1)
RAS or RASS : backside, rump; a common curse is to rass! or rass clot!
a title used by Rastafarians meaning "lord" or "head" .
(TO) RAAS : "really?", "damn!"(6)
RASTA, RASTAFARIAN : a follower of Marcus Garvey who worships the Almighty
in the person of haile Selassie
RAT-BAT : bat, the night-flying rodent. (5)
RATCHET : a switchblade knife popular in Jamaica (1)
RED : 1. very high on herb 2. mulatto color (1)
RED EYE : to want another persons belonging, envious. "You too red eye",
: meaning, you're too envious. (14)
RAHTID : expression of surprise, or to be enraged. From
biblical"wrothed" (7)
RENK : 1. foul-smelling, raw-smelling.
2. out of order, impudent, as in a rank-imposter.
"Yu too renk!". (5)
fiesty (29)
RHAATID : a curse-exclamation, similar to "what the hell" (6)
: To rahtid ---> Exclamination!!, i.e Wow! a milder form
: to Rass...excitement!! (40)
RHYGIN : adj. spirited, vigorous, lively, passionate with great
vitality and force; also sexually provocative and
aggressive. Probably a form of English raging. (7)
RIZZLA : brand of rolling paper. (3)
ROCKERS : reggae music (1) reggae music as it is played today,
the latest sound (2)
ROOTS : 1. derived from the experience of the common people,
natural indigenous
2. a greeting
3. name for a fellow Rasta (1)
ROTI : flat Indian pan breads. (5)
ROYAL, (RIAL) : n. offspring of some other race and black, ass in
"Chiney-Rial," "coolie-rial"; humorous as in
"monkey-rial" (7)
RUDE BOY : a criminal, a hard hearted person, a tough guy (6)
RUN-DUNG : food cooked in coconut juice, obtained after grating
the dry coconut meat and squeezing it in water,
thus extracting the coconut cream. (5)
RUNNING BELLY : diarrhea (12)
RYAL : royal. (5)

SAL'TING : 1. dishes cooked with saltfish or meat.
2. that part of the meal which is served with the "food"
(starchy food, ground food).
3. by some strange extension, the female organ, often
simply called "sal". (5)
the food that goes with the rice, potatoes or starchy food; like calalloo,
fish and sauce, sauces or gravy (29)
SALT : adjective, broke, empty-handed, low on funds or food,
as in "tings salt" or "i' salt". (5)
SAMBO : the colour between brown and black; someone who is a
cross between a mullatto (brown) and a black. (5)
SAMFAI MAN : trickster, conman. (5)
SHAMPATA : n. sandal of wood or tire rubber. Span. zapato (7)
SANFI : A manipulator - dishonest person. A person that will sweet talk you
: out of love and money. "Dam Sanfi Bitch". (14)
SANKEY : n. religious song of a paticularly lugubrious tone,
sung in the long or common meter. From Ira David
Sankey, evangelist and hymnalist (7)
SATA : to rejoice, to meditate, to give thanks and praise. (5)
SATTA : sit, rest, meditate (1) relax (6)
(GO) SATTA : claim how spiritual you are (11)
SCIENCE : obeah, witchcraft (1)
SCIENTIST : occult practitioner (2)
SCOUT : denoting inferior status (6)
SCREECHIE : to sneak by (6)
SCREW : to scowl, to be angry (1)
SEEN : I understand, I agree (1)
SEEN? : Do you understand? (6)
SHAG : home-cured tobacco, straight from the field. (5)
SHAKE OUT : leave without haste, casually (2)
SHEG (UP) : verb, to bother, as in "all sheg up",
all hot and bothered, or or spoiled up (as of work). (5)
SHEG-UP : to be messed up, ruined (6)
SHEPHERD : n. leader of revivalist cult; also proprietor of
balmyard, healer and prophet (7)
SHOOB : to shove. (5)
SIDUNG : sit down (6)
SIGHT? : do you understand? (1)
SINKL-BIBLE : the aloevera plant. (5)
SINSEMILLA, SENSIE : popular, potent, seedless, unpollinated female strain
of marijuana (1)
SINTING : something. (5)
SIPPLE : slippery; slimy. (5)
SISTER, SISTREN : a woman, a friend, woman Rastafarians (1)
SITTIN' : something. (5)
SKANK : to dance to reggae music (1) to move with cunning,
ulterior motives (2)
SKIL : kiln, as in "limeskil". (5)
SKIN : rolling paper (1)
SKIN YOUR TEETH : smile (1) plastic smile (29)
SLABBA-SLABBA : big and fat, slobby, droopy. (5)
SLACKNESS : lewd, vulgar lyrics popular in DJ singing (4)
SLACKY TIDY : unkept or messy (29)
SMADI : somebody. (5)
SO-SO : only, solely, unaccompanied. (5) weak, pallid (6)
SOFT : not well done, amateurish; unable to cope (1)
broke, no money (2)
SOUNDBWOY : usually a derogatory way to refer to the selecter or
: other personality in another sound system. This term is
: most often employed in clashes, on dub plates built for
: clashes, and so on. Sometimes it is not used in such a
: negative manner, but most of the time one refers to the
: someone in the crew as a soundman, not a boy. (17)
SOUND SYSTEM : Huge mobile stereo setups manned by DJs, who became
celebrities as they traveled Jamaica to host open-air dances (46)
SPLIFF : large, cone-shaped marijuana cigarette (1)
SPRING : to sprout, as of yams or cocos, making them inedible.
STAR : common term of affection, camaraderie (1)
STEP : to leave, to depart (1) briskly, quickly (2)
STOOSH/STOSHUS : upper class, high tone, "hitey-titey". (5)
STRING UP : a muscial rehearsal (2)
STRUCTURE : body, health (1)
SU-SU : gossip, the sound of wispering. (5)
SUFFERER : a poor person stuggling to survive (2)
SUPM, SINTING : something (6)

TACK : bullet (2)
TACUMAH : n. character in Anancy tales. Said to be the son of
Anancy. Twin'ticuma (7)
TAKARI/TANKARI : stewed spicy pumpkin. (5)
TALL : long (1)
TALLOWAH : adj. sturdy, strong, fearless, physically capable.
From Ewe talala (7)
TAM : deep woolen hat, used by Dreads to cover their locks
TAMBRAN SWITCH : n. a flail made from the wiry branches of the Tamarind
tree, braided and oiled. Effective and much feared in
the hands of Babylon. (7)
TAN' : to stand; usually used in the sense of "to be".
"A so im tan", "that is what he is like";
"tan deh!" or "yu tan deh!" means "just you wait!".
"Tan tedy", stand steady, means "hold still". (5)
TARRA-WARRA : a polite way of expressing omitted bad words, a verbal
asterisk. (5)
TATA : n. father. Affectionate and respectful title for an old
man. Fram many african languages. Ewe, Ge, N'gombe (7)
TATU : a little thatched hut, often made of bamboo. (5)
TEETH : bullets (2)
TEIF : a theif, to steal (6)
THE I : (pron.) -you, yourself, yours (35)
THRU' : because (28)
TOAST : (v.) - to rap or sing spontaneously over a dub track (35)
TOTO : coconut cake. (5)
TOPANORIS : uptown snobby person. (10) wealthy but mean behind it (29)
TRACE : to curse or speak abusively to someone. (5)
TRANSPORT : vehicle (1)
TUMPA : from stump, as in "tumpa-foot man", a one-foot man. (5)
TUNTI : female organ. (5)

UNO/UNU : you-all. (5) pron. you, plural. In usage close to
Afro-American y'awl. From Ibo unu, same meaning (7)
UPFUL : postitive, encouraging (2)
UPHILL : positive, righteous (1)
UPTOWN : the upper classes (1)

VANK : (v.) - to vanquish, conquer (35)
VEX : to get angry (1)

WA DAY : adverbial phrase, the other day. (5)
WA MEK? : why?
WHAFEDOO : we'll have to (make) do or we'll have to deal with it (37)
WAKL : wattle, a kind of woven bamboo work used to make house
walls. (5)
WANGA-GUT : hungry-belly. (5)
WARRA-WARRA : politely omitted bad words, same as "tarra-warra". (5)
WENCHMAN : a kind of fish, "hail brother john, have you any
: wenchman?" (from "Row Fisherman Row"). (10)
WH'APPEN? : what's happening? (4)
WHATLEF : What's left over (7)
WHEELS : vehicle (6)
WHOLE HEAP : a lot (1)
WINE : "wine" appears in every West Indian dialect, and is
literally a corruption of "wind." It means to dance,
sometimes seductively. (17)
WINJY : thin and sickly looking. (5)
WIS : vine, liana, from withe. (5)
WOLF : a non-rasta deadlocks (2)
WOOD : penis. (5)

YA NUH SEE? : you know? (1)
YA : hear, or here. (5)
YABBA : a big clay pot. (5)
YAGA YAGA : Dancehall slang. a way to big up a brethren; to express
a greeting or attract attention, i.e. yo! or yush!
true friend; bonafide; brethren. (9)
YAHSO : here (place) (6)
YAI : eye. (5)
YARD : home, one's gates (1) tenement (2)
YOUTH : a child, a young man, an immature man (1)
YUSH : Yush talk is bad boy talk. Or it can be a way of saying
: "YO". In other words it is a way for rude boys to hail
: each other up. (27)

ZION : Ethiopia, Africa, the Rastafarian holy land (1)
ZUNGU PAN : zinc pan. (5)


"Me come yah fi drink milk, me no come yah fi count cow!"
(Deliver that which you promised, don't just talk about it!) (15)
stay out of trouble or gossip. Means I came here to (whatever you came for) not get involved
in politics or gossip. (29)

"Carry Go Bring Come" (gossip) (12)

"A so im tan" (that is what he is like)
"tan deh!" or "yu tan deh!" (just you wait!)
"Tan tedy", stand steady, means "hold still". (5)

Bunks Mi Res (catch my rest, take a nap) (5)

"yu dam Lagga head bud" (stupid) (14)

"What sweet nanny goat a go run him belly" is a
cautionary Jamaican proverb which translated means:
What tastes good to a goat will ruin his belly. In
other words - the things that seem good to you now,
can hurt you later... (10)

"tek smadi mek poppy-show", which means to make fun of
someone or shame them, making them look ridiculous. (5)

"You too red eye" (meaning, you're too envious) (14)

Ya No See It? (you know?) (1)

"the gal come wine up on me," it would mean that the girl came and was
dancing up on me. (17)

"Chicken merry; hawk deh (is) near", it's a Jamaican
proverb which simply means, every silver lining has its dark cloud
Even in the happiest times one must still be watchful. (22)

"Fire de a Mus Mus tail, him tink a cool breeze". Set a Rat's tail
on fire and he's thinks there's a cool breeze. Used to describe
someone or something (the system for example) that is clueless. (4)
This characterizes the delusional complacency of the upper classes. (22)

"Me bleach hard lass night"
i partied straight through the night. (20)

"A promise is a comfort to a fool". (4)

"coo pon dat bwoy", "look at that boy" (17)

"Mi no come yah fi hear bout how horse dead an cow fat"
It's like telling somebody to knock off with irrelevant details. (21) (29)

"Me throw me corn but me no call no fowl"
It evokes the image of a farmer silently scattering who is
saying, in effect: "Don't call yourself a chicken just because you eat my
feed; I never said I was endeavoring to feed the chickens." That is, "You
are who you show yourself to be, not who you might say you are." (21)

"Sorry for maga dog, maga dog turn round bite you". This metaphor extends
very well to all manner and sort of do-gooding and should be considered before
any hasty acts of charity! (22)
giving help to someone and they show no sign of thanks and may even scorn you for it. (29)

"Mi throw mi corn, but me no call no fowl". refers to the conversational
technique of throwing out a provocative statement (throw corn) in an indirect
manner, thus forestalling any accusations of personal insult. (22)

"Sweet nanny goat have a running belly". It's a barnyard analogy akin to the
grass is always greener, but much coarser, noting that the sweet foliage avidly
sought out by the nanny goat gives it diarrhea (running belly). It's a blunt
way of warning someone off temptation. (22)

"cock mouth kill cock" really can't be expanded upon any further, nor can the
similar "If a fish coulda keep him mout' shut, him would neva get caught". (22)
somebody who chat too much (29)

"Everyting Crash". The topic is social chaos. Also, "come bad in de morning
can't come good a evenin'", and the even more pessimistic "every day bucket
go a well, one day di bucket bottom mus drop out". (22)
Mashin up of one's plans (29)

"Wanti wanti can't get it, getti getti no want it", i.e., the Have-nots covet
what the Haves take for granted. (22)

"Trouble no set like rain", that is, unlike bad weather, we are often not
warned by dark clouds on the horizon. (22)
reminder to be careful (29)

Jamaican proverbs consistently counsel patience and forebearance, as in the
beautiful image "time longer than rope". The child must "creep before him
walk". And remember, "one one coco fill up a basket", take it easy and fill
up your shopping basket one item at a time. (22)

"Every mikkle makes a muckle", refers to thriftiness, similar to "a penny
saved is a penny earned". (22)

"No cup no broke, no coffee no dash wey". Even if disaster strikes your home it's always possible
that all may not be lost. (22)
you don't make a fuss there won't be a fight. (29)

"Wha eye no see, heart no leap" means that something terrible could happen but if you don't
see it, you are not frightened. (29)

"mi come here fi drink milk, mi noh come here fi count cow". A remimder
to conduct business in a straightforward manner. (22)

"The higher the monkey climbs the more him expose". A truly comic image if
you've ever been to the zoo, and comforting to any of us whose backs have been
used as a stepping-stone for someone else's success. (22)

"A city upon the hill cannot be hidden." same as above (29)

"A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows every corner". A profoundly witty statement that
sums up any number of current situations, including the state of today's music. (22)
often used in man and woman relationships as in "your new man buff and ting but the old man know
where it sweet you." In other words, the new broom may look better but the old broom has understanding
bout tings! (29)

"dry land tourist". A Jamaican who's never been off the island but still
acts like a big shot. (10) Someone who acts topanorish and has nothing (29)

"no one cyaan test" . no one can compete with. (24)

"Mi a-go lef today". "I am leaving today" (25)

"Im too hard of Aise". "He/She is too hard of ears" (25)

"Him is badda than dem" "No badda mi". "He is worse than they are" "Don't bother me" (25)

"Is bare dog down inna that yard". "Is only dogs in that yard" (25)

"No badda bawl im soon come back". "Don't bother crying he'll soon be back (25)

"Dat is fe mi bredda". "That is my brother" (25)

"The chuck need tree new tyres". "The truck will need three new tire" (25)

"Cuyah, she gwan like she nice eee". "Look at that, she acts like she is so nice" (25)

"Choble nuh nice" "Yuh ina big choble". "Trouble is not nice" "You are in big trouble" (25)

"Did yuh see dat?" "A who dat?" "Did you see that" "Who is that" (25)

" Yuh no dun yet?". "You have not finished yet?" (25)

" Is the dutty duppy man dweet". "The dirty ghost do it" (25)

"Ef yuh choble him 'im me a-go hit yuh". "If you trouble him I am going to hit you" (25)

"All a dem a me fambly". "All of them are my family" (25)

"mek we dweet". "Let us do it" (4)

" Yuh too fass and Facety". "You are too inquisitive and fresh" (25)

"Galang bout yuh business". "Go along about you business" (25)

"Mi back a hat mi". "My back is hurting me" (25)

"An a jus Lass nite mi dideh". "And it was just last nigh I was there" (25)

"Lef mi Nuh". "Leave me alone." (25)

"Tek de neegle an sow de piece of clawt". "Take the needle and sow the piece of cloth" (25)

"How yuh nyam so much". "How do you eat so much." (25)

"Is Mr Garden pickney dem". "It is Mr. Gordon children." (25)

"Mi would rada you talk to mi"
Translation : "I would rather you not talk to me"

"Tandy tink sey im a-go help you." "Stand there thinking he is going to help you." (25)

"Tek you time an mine it bruk". "Take your time, you might break it." (25)

"Wat a liiv an bambaie" Leftovers put aside to eat tomorrow (What is left for
by-and by). (8)

"gone a foreign" Gone abroad (from Jamaica) (28)

"like mi a go maas" chil out (24)

"gwaan go maas" go cool yourself (24)

"mi a maas a money" (or item), it means you're going to
put it away or put it one side (24)

"Every hoe ha dem stick a bush." The meaning of all that is "to each his own"
It literally translates that for every size hoe there is a stick that size in
the bush (or forest) for it. In JA theyuse tools similar to garden hoe. They
use it to make yam hill - we use it to make path. There are different sizes
for different chores. So it can also mean that there is someone out there
for everyone. (29)

"tan so back" (stand so back) laid back (31)

"a peer rumors ah gwan" "Its pure rumors that are going on" in other words
"Its all only rumors that's being spread" (32)

"did deh deh" "I was there" (34)

"Im sey dat yuh was to bring ting" "He or She said you were to bring the
thing" (25)

"Sumody tell mi sey yuh dida talk bout mi" "Somebody told me you were talking
about me." (25)

"Unnu can come wid mi" "You all can come with me." (25)

"I dey 'pon haste" - "I am in a hurry" (35)

"Who colt de game" - it implies that someone made a wrong move, deliberately,
to change the outcome of the plan. So who colt the game? Babylon! In other
words... to prevent the Dread from succeeding, babylon colt the game, made a
"wrong" move in regards to the dread (40)

"Why yu fe galang so"? - "why must you behave in such a manner?" (41)

"mek mi kibba mi mouth to rahtid" - "let me cover my mouth... let shut my
mouth.." (40)

"tea tar toe" - Tea tar toe is a game that uses three pieces
(like buttons or stones) and to win all three have to be in line and
the pieces are called out "tea, tar, toe". So one could say "Don't play
tea tar toe with me" to mean "Don't toy with me" , etc. (29)

"buy off the bar" - the party's going good and all the liquor's been sold! (29)

"Water more than flour" - "time tough." It's like you're makin' dumplin and you have enough water but not enough flour. (29)

Johncrow feel cool breeze is a very old JA proverb that roughly means
someone who, much like a johncrow, jumps at any opportunity to prey on
someone else. Stephen Marley uses the line in "Rebel in Disguise from the
"Joy and Blues" album. (44)

After the cane is cut, everything is taken away except the brown root, which is
basically useless. And the field workers, being poor, wear a kind of cheap
flip flop called a "booga wooga." So if you see Miss Brown downtown and
she's got brown sugar all over her booga wooga, it means she's a canefield
worker. (44)

"Is just pure almshouse a gwaan". Pure trickery going on. (29)

"Rat a Cut Bottle". even a rat needs some broken glass for self-defense when times are really rough (4)

"No call alligator 'long mouth' 'til you pass him." (44)

"If you want good, nose a fe run." "That mean, if you're working in the
U.S. or if you are working anywhere, and then by multitude of rain,
flood or winter, you lie down in bed because you don't want to have a
runny nose - you're going to starve. So if you want to get any good out
deh, you have to go out deh and get that runny nose. You have to be in
the cold. So your nose a fe run." (45)

"Tek set pon you". when somebody just won't leave you alone! (29)

"Nuttin' nah go right" - nothing's going on in the right way. (46)

"'Wan Wan coco full baskit" - The basket can be filled by adding one coco at a time.
You may not be able to put in all at the same time. (Coco is an edible tuber which helps
to give body to a good pot of soup). Do not expect to achieve success overnight. (48)

"Mi a-go lef today" - I am leaving today (49)

"Lef mi nuh" - leave me alone (49)


Sources: 1. Reggae International, Stephen Davis, Peter Simon, R&B, 1982
2. KSBR 88.5 FM, Laguna Beach, CA. Handout.
3. posted on rec.music.reggae
4. Mike Pawka, Jammin Reggae Archives Cybrarian
5. Understanding Jamaican Patois, L. Emilie Adams, Kingston
6. Richard Dennison/Michio Ogata
7. Glossary from "The Harder They Come" (Bo Peterson)
8. Norman Redington
9. The Beat
10. Allen Kaatz
11. Jah Bill (William Just)
12. Arlene Laing
13. Jennifer G. Graham
14. Norma Brown/Zoe Una Vella Veda
15. Richard V. Helmbrecht
16. Norman Stolzoff
17. Christopher Edmonds
18. Lisa Watson
19. Dr. Carolyn Cooper
20. Ras Adam
21. Chip Platt
22. Michael Turner from an article in "The Beat"
23. Nicky "Dread" Taylor
24. Simrete McLean
25. The Unofficial Web Site on Jamaica
26. Paul Mowatt
27. Carlos Culture
28. Liner Notes - Blood & Fire release: Jah Stitch:
"Original Ragga Muffin", presumably Steve Barrow
29. Clinton Fearon - Original member of the Gladiators/
Barbara Kennedy
30. Itations of Jamaica and i Rastafari
31. Phil "Bassy" Ajaj
32. Karlene Rogers
33. Dean Holland
34. Scottie Lake
35. Roger Steffen's Supersite
36. Sara Gurgen
37. Kevin Robison
38. Christopher Durning
39. Ronald E. Lam
40. Trainer Adams - Editor of Dub Missive magazine.
41. Karlene Rogers
42. Howard Henry
43. Messian Dread
44. Roger Steffens
45. Bunny Wailer (related to Roger Steffens)
46. Reggaeblitz.com glossary
47. Jahworks.org
48. Jamaican Handbook of Proverbs
49. www.jamaicans.com
50. The Reggae Box - Hip-O Records

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  1. The very concept of sin comes from the bible. Christianity offers to solve a problem of its own making! Would you be thankful to a person who cut you with a knife in order to sell you a bandage? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  2. How happy can you be when you think every action and thought is being monitored by a judgmental ghost? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  3. You can cite a hundred references to show that the biblical God is a bloodthirsty tyrant, but if they can dig up two or three verses that say God is love, they will claim that *you* are taking things out of context! [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  4. I do understand what love is, and that is one of the reasons I can never again be a Christian. Love is not self denial. Love is not blood and suffering. Love is not murdering your son to appease your own vanity. Love is not hatred or wrath, consigning billions of people to eternal torture because they have offended your ego or disobeyed your rules. Love is not obedience, conformity, or submission. It is a counterfeit love that iscontingent upon authority, punishment, or reward. True love is respect and admiration, compassion and kindness, freely given by a healthy, unafraid human being. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  5. I have something to say to the religionist who feels atheists never say anything positive: You are an intelligent human being. Your life is valuable for its own sake. You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind. You are not inherently evil--you are inherently human, possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy. Trust yourself. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  6. There is joy in rationality, happiness in clarity of mind. Freethought is thrilling and fulfilling--absolutely essential to mental health and happiness. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  7. It's not easy to change world views. Faith has its own momentum and belief is comfortable. To restructure reality is traumatic and scary. That is why many intelligent people continue to believe: unbelief is an unknown. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  8. For my money, I'll bet on reason and humanistic kindness. Even if I am wrong I will have enjoyed my life, the existence of which is under little dispute. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  9. The longer I have been an atheist, the more amazed I am that I ever believed Christian notions. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  10. Not thinking critically, I assumed that the successful prayers were proof that God answers prayer while the failures were proof that there was something wrong with me. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  11. To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  12. Without The Law of Moses would we all be wandering around like little gods, stealing, raping, and spilling blood whenever our vanity was offended? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  13. Truth does not demand belief. Scientists do not join hands every Sunday, singing, yes, gravity is real! I will have faith! I will be strong! I believe in my heart that what goes up, up, up must come down, down. down. Amen! If they did, we would think they were pretty insecure about it.

  14. Just say NO to religion.

  15. You keep accusing me of blasphemy all of the time, But I cannot be convicted of a victimless crime.

  16. You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  17. Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  18. I am an atheist because there is no evidence for the existence of God. That should be all that needs to be said about it: no evidence, no belief. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  19. If the answers to prayer are merely what God wills all along, then why pray? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  20. We were blood brothers, pals forever. He was my very best friend. Nobody else could see him. I now know he was just pretend. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  21. Faith is a cop-out. It is intellectual bankruptcy. If the only way you can accept an assertion is by faith, then you are conceding that it can't be taken on its own merits. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  22. Freethought is respectable. Freethought is crucial. Freethought needs to be publicized. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  23. Freethinkers reject faith as a valid tool of knowledge. Faith is the opposite of reason because reason imposes very strict limits on what can be true, and faith has no limits at all. A Great Escape into faith is no retreat to safety. It is nothing less than surrender. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  24. If the answers to prayer are merely what God wills all along, then why pray? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  25. To think that the ruler of the universe will run to my assistance and bend the laws of nature for me is the height of arrogance. That implies that everyone else (such as the opposing football team, driver, student, parent) is de-selected, unfavored by God, and that I am special, above it all. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  26. Some theists, observing that all 'effects' need a cause, assert that God is a cause but not an effect. But no one has ever observed an uncaused cause and simply inventing one merely assumes what the argument wishes to prove. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  27. I have an Easter challenge for Christians. My challenge is simply this: tell me what happened on Easter. I am not asking for proof. My straightforward request is merely that Christians tell me exactly what happened on the day that their most important doctrine was born. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  28. Even if it is true that all cultures share a common morality, why does this prove a supreme intelligence? After all, don't we humanists sometimes claim that there is a common thread of humanistic values running through history across cultural and religious lines? [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

  29. The next time believers tell you that 'separation of church and state' does not appear in our founding document, tell them to stop using the word 'trinity.' The word 'trinity' appears nowhere in the bible. Neither does Rapture, or Second Coming, or Original Sin. If they are still unfazed (or unphrased), by this, then add Omniscience, Omnipresence, Supernatural,Transcendence, Afterlife, Deity, Divinity, Theology, Monotheism, Missionary, Immaculate Conception, Christmas, Christianity, Evangelical, Fundamentalist, Methodist, Catholic, Pope, Cardinal, Catechism, Purgatory, Penance, Transubstantiation, Excommunication, Dogma, Chastity, Unpardonable Sin, Infallibility, Inerrancy, Incarnation, Epiphany, Sermon, Eucharist, the Lord's Prayer, Good Friday, Doubting Thomas, Advent, Sunday School, Dead Sea, Golden Rule, Moral, Morality, Ethics, Patriotism, Education, Atheism, Apostasy, Conservative (Liberal is in), Capital Punishment, Monogamy, Abortion, Pornography, Homosexual, Lesbian, Fairness, Logic, Republic, Democracy, Capitalism, Funeral, Decalogue, or Bible. [Dan Barker, Losing Faith in Faith]

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