20/JAN/2008 12:24 PM
In fact, Dale, jamaican patois and other dialects of english are not mutually intelligible. I think it's similar to the situation with spanish and portuguese; most native-speakers of patois can understand more mainstream varieties of english, but not vica-versa.
There is no reason to think that metaphors and sayings typical in standard varieties of english are present in patois. Patois doubtless has usages that do not exist in standard english.
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