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Definitions of "box shit outta hog mout" (Jamaican Proverb)

1. box shit outta hog mout

English Translation

Slap the shit from a hog's mouth


Jamaican phrase that vividly describes extreme poverty. It means being so impoverished that one is in competition with hogs (pigs) for meager food resources. It implies the idea of vigorously trying to take food from a hog's mouth, even resorting to slapping or snatching it away to have it for yourself. It's an even more vivid way to depict the struggles of poverty in Jamaican Patois.

posted by anonymous on September 7, 2023

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