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23 Things Only British Jamaicans Will Understand

Your Christmas dinner definitely includes rice and peas.

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1. Your meals are a hybrid of both British and Jamaican cuisine.

It's pouring down in the W Midlands, but breakfast is my English - Jamaican fusion including plantain & breadfruit.

Wherever you can add plantain, you definitely will.

2. And nowhere is that more obvious than at Christmas dinner.

You just cannot beat nans Jamaican #Christmas dinner! #xmas #jamaica @jamaica

Rice and peas with Christmas dinner is a given.

3. When someone asks you where you're from, it takes you a bit of a while to answer.

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"Well, that's a complicated question 'cause I was born here, but then my parents are Jamaican, but then I also feel Jamaican, but then I'm also British too, so I mean it just depends really."


11. You have a favourite British food.

(Shout out to Yorkshire puddings.)


12. And a favourite Jamaican food.

Curry goat will forever be top of the list.

13. But there are certain things Brits can never do better.

Behold, the beautiful patty.


19. And there are certain unwritten rules you have to adhere to, on top of all the British ones you've grown up with.

If you mom never tell you to wear good underwear pon the road in case you drop down n haffi go hospital, are you even Jamaican?


20. Your extensive knowledge of patois means there are some jokes you'll get that other people may not.

23. And even though it can sometimes feel like you're caught between two worlds, you wouldn't change being British Jamaican for the world.

some people would deny that I'm Jamaican British... #poetry #spokenword

Because really, that's the beauty of it.