Before I start, I am from Jamaica, which means most things on here are words used in Jamaica that usually have multiple meanings there. So let's start.
What it means everywhere else: A violent storm with swirling winds with over 119 km/h or 74 mph.
What it means in the Caribbean: NO SCHOOL! NO WORK! Likkle breeze fi cool down di place! (A little breeze to cool the place down) :D :D :D (If it reaches a Cat 4 or 5 THEN you start worrying).
What it means everywhere else: A baby boy's name, meaning 'bright pledge'.
What it means in Jamaica: That dreaded September 12, 1988 hurricane that made people's satellite dishes take off like flying saucers and roofs migrate without visas (hehe), blocked streets with fallen electricity poles and branches, flooded streets and homes and a funny, lighthearted song was made about it called 'Wild Gilbert' to take people off the stress of the destruction that it had caused.
What it means to everyone else: A large, woody plant that has one main stem that branches out into different branches and has a lot of leaves.
What it means in the Caribbean: We still call trees 'tree' in the Caribbean, we just pronounce the number 3 as 'tree'.
What it means to everyone else: An obnoxious person.
What it means in Jamaica: A style of cooking and a type of seasoning that can be used on pork and chicken.
Also, people constantly tell me how much they love jerk pork. Yes, it is that good.
What it means to everyone else: Mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, figgy pudding, ham, fruit cake, roast or whatever they make for Christmas dinner.
What it means in the Caribbean: Jerk chicken, jerk pork, oxtail, ham, a lot of fruit cake with extra rum, sorrel drink, rice and peas, rum, coconut toto, rum cake etc. (I cannot WAIT for Christmas).
^ Sorrel drink
Murder She Wrote
What it means everywhere else: An American crime drama television series.
What it means in the Caribbean: A very popular 90s dancehall song.
What it means everywhere else: plump and rounded
What it means in Jamaica: soda that I used to drink a lot as a kid.
What it means to everyone else: One of the major cities in Oregon.
What it means in Jamaica: One of Jamaica's 14 parishes that is located on the upper east coast. Popular tourist attractions include: river rafting on the Rio Grande, hiking Blue Mountain Peak and the beaches of course.
What it means everywhere else: A drink that is found in bars, parties etc. that can make you drunk if you drink too much.
What it means in the Caribbean: A liquid used for rubbing your face and body when you have a fever. If it isn't available at the moment, rum can also be used.
What it means to everyone else: a hot beverage made by leaves or using a tea bag. In Britain, it is a light meal served between lunch and dinner.
What it means in the Caribbean: Apparently the cure for every sickness and ailment.
To avoid confusion, we obviously know tea isn't the cure for EVERYTHING.
What it means everywhere else: giving out or reflecting a lot of light.
What it means in the Caribbean: being rude or disrespectful.
What it means to Americans: An imperial unit of measurement
What it means in the Caribbean: Home, in general.
Thanks for reading! :)