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    Pon de replay

    "Pon de replay" is a title of Rhianna's song, and I can in no way figure out the meaning of the three little words. Any idea???
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    Sounds to me like it's 'Pon de Replay, or Upon the Replay in a mock-Jamaican accent.
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    Maybe it's Spanish - Put on replay....

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    It's 'broken English'.

    Extract from an interview:

    Sindy: For peeps out there who don't know what Pon De Replay means. Can you let them know?
    Rihanna: It's just language that we speak in Barbados. It's broken English. Pon is on, De means the, so it's just basically telling the DJ to put my song on the replay.
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    http://www.kidzworld.com/site/p5853.htm


    So yeah, basurero was the closest.
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    thank you all very much

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    It's not english, it's Patua. (I don't actually know how it's written, but pronounced PAT-WAH) It can be a mixture of any caribbean language, or even accent, and english - therefore it's almost impossible for native speakers of English to speak like that.

    As for what it means, I think it just means 'keep hitting the track' or something like that.

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    Patois

    And it's a patois:

    A patois is a regional dialect, especially one without a literary tradition. Also known as a creole. Nonstandard speech. The special jargon of a group.

    It's not limited to the Carribean, or the English language.

    Surzhyk, the mixture of Russian and Ukrainian could also be called a patois.
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    If jargon used as a term, it can't be applied to creoles.
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    I LOVE speaking Jamaican patois. Ras! Bumboclaat! And a quote from "The Lunatic", "me nuh wan see pum pum release de waater!". Bloodclaat... Mi mek fi lime wi dem trini beys dey.
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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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