What does "PASSA PASSA" mean?

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What does "PASSA PASSA" mean?

Postby rez » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:17 am

Just wondering what exactly "passa passa" means as used by Jamaicans?

I know they have a dance in TG every week hosted by Swatch International sound called "passa passa" but what does the term mean? Luciano has a new tune (on the "bangarang" riddim - not sure if thats the right name) out called "Too much passa passa" which got me wondering.

Any ideas?
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Postby Ekki » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:23 am

"Passa Passa, Jamaican patois for “mix up, mix up,” started in February 2003 as a street dance or blocko where the community could get together in a safe environment to enjoy themselves. It is held every Wednesday night and starts around 2am and goes until approximately 7am. If you go to Passa Passa, it is not unusual to go straight to work from this party after a quick wash and change of clothes"

http://info.fetenet.com/fn2/scenedtl.lasso?ID=32868
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Postby ephteeay » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:24 am

Passa Passa, Jamaican patois for “mix up, mix up,” started in February 2003 as a street dance or blocko where the community could get together in a safe environment to enjoy themselves. It is held every Wednesday night and starts around 2am and goes until approximately 7am. If you go to Passa Passa, it is not unusual to go straight to work from this party after a quick wash and change of clothes

from a search on google for: "passa passa" patois
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Postby ephteeay » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:25 am

you beat me. were you also wondering "should i copy paste up to mix up mix up or should i put the whole paragraph?"
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:29 am

Handy online Patois Dictionary (scroll down the page):
http://www.jamaicans.com/speakja/index.shtml

Respects

Baldy
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Postby ephteeay » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:32 am

AFR: All Fruits Ripe
AO: Alms Ouse
BC: Box Cover
BOT = Back On Top
BIB - Baggy Ina Bungle
BOABDL - buss out one big dutty laff
BOAL - Buss Out A Laff
BOWLAFDOOMB - Bowed Ova Wid Laff An Fawl Dung Out Of Mi Bed
BYBAL - Ban Yuh Belly An Laff
CAS= Crack a smile
DWL - Dead Wid Laff
DWLTMPUMS - similar to bloz own cept til mi peepee up mi self
DWLAPUMS = Dead Wid Laff And Peepee Up Mi Self
FR - Fe Real
GDAB - Go Dead a Bush
KMN: Kiss Mi Neckback
KYAWO -Kut Yeye and Wheel Out
LIH = Lick innu Head
LM - Likkle Mo
MAK: Mi A Kinpupalick
MT: Mo Time
MPD - mad people dem
MYODB - mine yuh own dyamn binezz
NR - Nuff Respect
ROTFWL rolling on the floor with laff.
XA: X Amount
=== * * * = :BRAP BRAP:

-o-^-o- = :kutyeyes:

,,n,,^,,n,, = :batting yeyelashes:

(++++++++) = :longhellabakissteet:

******(oo)----(oo): = :wheelout:
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Postby tim p » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:39 am

Doesn't it also mean to chat/gossip??
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Postby BMC » Thu Dec 16, 2004 11:41 am

I think the expression for chat / gossip is laba laba (sp?), tim, as in the Anthony B song Mr. Laba Laba.
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Postby Rootsman » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:10 pm

As Tim P states, passa passa is gossip. The dance just follows the trend of naming dances after the latest slang
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that makes sense

Postby rez » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:27 pm

Thanks for the replies people!

Think it must mean gossip as well Luciano tune makes sense with that meaning alright!
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Postby BMC » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:43 pm

So does anyone know if there's a difference in meaning between passa passa and laba laba then?
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Postby ephteeay » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:48 pm

i think ekki should be banned from the forum for giving false information and confusing us all. its not the first time he does this.
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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 16, 2004 2:06 pm

"Passa, passa" in Serbian sleng means "Dildo, dildo".
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Postby Mark T » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:00 pm

I should have known that you would lower the tone of this discussion Zoki! :wink:
In Italy passa passa is what one shouts out when calling for the ball in open space.

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Postby Anonymous » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:19 pm

In Italian it means the same as in Serbian, Mark.

(The lower, the better)
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