BY Ama Nunoo, 11:00am December 23, 2019,

Are you planning a Bahamas vacation? These phrases will help you enjoy the Caribbean island

‘Mash up’

This term is another way the islanders say ‘break, destroy or to damage.’

Bahamas carnival, Photo: Cathy T / Flickr

‘Jam up’

This Bahamian slang means ‘crowded or full’. When someone says the pub is ‘jam up’ you might want to reconsider going there unless you don’t mind packed places.


When you hear, let’s hop on a ‘jitney’ don’t get confused. All they mean is let’s hop on a bus.

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Bahamas -exuma cayes sea plane, Photo: Getting stamped

‘I straight’

This is a peer to peer way of saying “It’s all good” or “all is well.”

Last Edited by:Kent Mensah Updated: December 23, 2019


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