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  • adjective Jamaica, dialect Talkative, gossipy.
  • noun Jamaica, dialect Gossip, rumor, chatty speaking.
  • verb Jamaica, dialect To gossip or talk excessively.


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  • In a real way, the radio is well suited to the Jamaican temperament and way of life, the interest in talk, the act of speaking in long stretches and not always having to offer ideas in short media bites, the way we live outside on the road, the poetry of cricket commentary which is almost always better on radio, the pleasure of labrish that quintessentially Jamaican version of gossip which is not about scandal but about the pleasure of telling and enjoying a tale, and that Rastafarian tradition of reasoning in which people at all levels of life discuss political, social, religious and philosophical issues largely for the sake of doing so.

    A Confession : Kwame Dawes : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation 2007


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