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Respect in Jamaica?

My husband and I went to Jamaica in May for our honeymoon - we were in Negril.. .beautiful place! I loved it... we had a good time... but it's crazy $$$$ to do anything off the resort.

All the time walking around our resort & when we did do the excursions - local men would walk up to my husband and say "respect" - he had no clue what to respond to that - why do they do that? I'm not complaining or anything, but we would have loved what to say back and why it was said so much...?! Can someone help? Thanks!

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michelle s
It's a greeting, like "hello", or "hey", they were just acknowledging you and your husband. Just being as kind as Jamaicans can be.... :-)

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Zinky
So much more than a hello. you can say respect back, or you can say love and honor.
It recognizes all people as one people and is a greeting of unity.
Should be "respect" everywhere

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$wifey$
its just a greeting. you respond by saying hi, wats up or respect

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grillz
just say; "ya man" wud u like a bear-can sandwich-it allways works!

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koo
say it back, it mean hello, hey, wat's up, they're just being nice, it's a greeting

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◄☯♫ vanitee of vanitees ♫☯►
Just a standard greeting.

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Lamoya
Its just a way of you and your husband hello. You could reply by saying respect back to them hi or bless up

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tawwy
its a form of greeting. you may also have heard. "bless up" or "hail". just reply the same nod or hail. although you mostly get these types of greeting from rastafarians.

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Giox
It means like hey or hi just say respect back or hey

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allie
instead of saying hello they said respect.

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LexDiamonds
its just a greeting. Just say respect back.

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mixedcurlyfriesz
There's also " Bless Up " it's just a greeting like " Ello " !

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Keisha
It is another way of saying hello but it goes beyond a simple hello. They are also giving him kudos.


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