Watch any new shows featuring millennials,( "I May Destroy You" ) is one and you will find West Indian slang, specifically Jamaican slang, in their culture. These slangs aren't just used by West Indians living in the UK. They are used by Africans, Caucasians, people from the middle east. It's very much embedded in UK's culture. It's really amazing how we all have an impact on each other in ways we didn't even realize. Toronto also uses words that are influenced by us.
Some examples of these slangs are 'Wasteman, Bare, mandem, wah gwan.
It can teach us about life too. The little you do, has an influence on others even if you think it doesn't!
If you want to taste a little of the Caribbean or want to reminisce on what it was like back home, try out our snacks below! 👇🏾