As a person who travels often, one of the things I pride myself on is knowing how to greet people in their native tongue. What word or words come to your mind when you think about Jamaican Greetings? I really hope it’s not the word “Irie”. LOL! I can’t tell you how annoying it is to hear people use the word Irie for everything. Although that is a word Jamaicans use, it’s not used nearly as often as some would have you think. There are actually a few phrases that Jamaicans use to greet each other. One of them is, “Wa Gwan?” It basically means, “What’s Going On” in English. When it comes to pronunciation, simply say the words the way they are spelled. The only thing to remember is that the ‘A’ in both words is long. As I stated before, there are a few other phrases that Jamaicans use to greet each other. I decided to use this one in the collection because it was most often used by my father.
I’m not sure if you noticed or not, but I made it a point to style each t-shirt differently this week. My goal is to show you guys that t-shirts are very versatile. The options are endless for styling them. They can also be dressed up or down quite easily. Since we’re about to head into the weekend, I thought I’d give you some casual inspiration today. What better way to style a t-shirt than to wear it the way it was meant to be worn? I can assure that I’m going to great pains to ensure that my brand offers the softest t-shirts available. I want you guys to want to live in them the way I live in some of my favorite t-shirts!
Here’s my look:
*Photos taken by Richard Glass
I hope you’ve enjoyed my preview of the StushiGal Patois T-Shirt Collection this week. I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be doing this. I hope you will love them as much as I’ve loved creating them. Be on the look out in the coming months because I’ll be launching soon!
Do you know any other Jamaican Greetings? What are your favorites?
Until next time…