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It's Not Slang: How Patois Tells The History Of Jamaica, Land We Love

Over the years, Jamaican culture has gradually become part of Britain’s genetic makeup. From the music to the food, it’s not uncommon to come across Jamaican culture in some way, especially in the larger cities, and a big part of Jamaican culture, of course, is Patois. 

Patois is a Jamaican creole that has become embedded into British ‘slang’. This colloquial adoption has perhaps contributed to the view of Patois as ‘broken English’, or inferior to other traditionally registered languages. 

However, this is a very careless explanation of the lexicon, as Patois is a language in its own right.