Jamaicanisms – “Poppy Show”

Poppy Show (poppee show) :- A “poppy show” is nothing to do with the red flowers (above) commonly associated with Remembrance Day. In West Indian terms, particularly Jamaican, a “poppy show” is an ol’ school phrase that refers to someone ‘showing off’ or who is boastful. The older generation of my Jamaican family, especially the women, would use “poppy show” quite frequently behind the backs … Continue reading Jamaicanisms – “Poppy Show”