Jamaican Sayings – 6

When Trouble Ketch you Pickni Shirt Fit yu

When you are in trouble you take what you get. The term ‘pickni‘ means child. The mental image is that when you need a shirt you grab whatever you can although it is not your size.

You’ll hear it when some one has to settle for whatever is available. When someone needs a lift and will sit in the trunk of a car, or takes a job far below their skill, or a ticket way in the back of the stands to see a match.


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Written by jaylar