Jafaican


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Jafaican

(dʒəˈfeɪkən) or

Jafaikan

n
1. (Languages) a dialect of English spoken in London, with marked Jamaican influences
2. (Peoples) a white person who adopts this dialect
[C21: from Jamaican + fake]
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Scientist Paul Kerswill spent eight years studying the development of Jafaican - also dubbed Multicultural London English.
If you find Jafaican yooth-speak unbearable, and wish that Fatboy in EastEnders came with subtitles, here that very same language has been sharpened into a pointy stick to poke an entire subculture in the eye.
If you find Jafaican youth-speak unbearable, and wish that Fatboy in EastEnders came with subtitles, here that very same language has been sharpened into a pointy stick to poke an entire subculture in the eye.
You can hear this Jafaican crap on buses, in benefit centres and McDonalds across London--anywhere but where money is earned.
One of the star guests is a DJ called Dave Doggy Day - white, obviously, but complete with loud hoodie and Jafaican accent.
One of the star guests is a DJ called Dave Doggy Day - complete with loud hoodie and Jafaican accent.