Originated way back in the day and is a mixture of a whole bunch of different languages; mainly of English, Spanish; some French and West African influences.
Sounds really awesome when flirting with the opposite sex of a foreign land and can also be known to scare and/or be comedic when speaking with extra enunciation and heightened volume while throwing a Patois Curse word as well.
Some famous people associated with speaking really cool Patois are comedian Oliver Samuels; Reggae Legend Bob Marley; Historic Leader Marcus Garvey and the guys from the motion picture 'Cool Runnings'.
Patois - "Mi seh dem deh ova desuh feevor sour puss wid dem feeace so scrunch up like; cho' dem too bad mine and red yyeeye"
English Layman's Terms - "Those people over there have such a sour attitude like a sour puss; ugh' they're haters and envious; with their bitchassness."
Patois - "Light up di ganja! Just cool nuh starr and vibes out to di tunes dem wa de a play; tek in di ohshon breeze an enjoy di oxtail and yam nuh mon."
English Layman's Terms - "Light up the weed! Just relax Bro and zone out to the music that's playing! Take in the ocean breeze and enjoy the caribbean food man."
Contrary to popular belief Jamaican Patois is not "Broken English." If that were the case then Spanish, Italian, French, and Romanian would be considered broken Latin. Jamaican Patois is actually a language that has been influenced by multiple languages as all patois is. Patois is somewhat English based as Jamaica was an English colony but it has integrated Portuguese, Hindi, Yoruba(as well as many other West African languages), and a small amount of Spanish. Trinidadian Patois is more French and Spanish based as opposed to Jamaican patois with English. The language is referred to as Patois because that term specifically means that the language cannot be titled because of the mixture of the language.
referring to the umbrella term Patois
Patois is the french term for "dialect." A dialect usually refers to a language spoken within a country, state, state or area where another language is more predominantly spoken and the new language is based on that language. There are dialects in nearly all countries and sill slowly new ones are being created. If the term Patois is used by any other language it refers to a new language created from multiple languages. Sometimes also reffered to as Kreyol or Creole. Di
“How yu luk so chaka chaka?”(Obvious example of it not being broken English)
-Your clothes look a mess (untidy, unkempt, wrinkled, not properly put together, or unfashionable)