Quick Step, Trelawny is a remote village at the end of a winding mountainous road in the Cockpit country. It is Maroon territory, and in case you’re wondering, Maroons were runaway slaves who gave the British soldiers hell during the 17th Century. According to this web site, the British soldiers called that area ‘Look Behind’ because they rode two to a horse, one looking forward and the other looking over the horse’s rump to keep any eye out for any ambush.
|Quick Step, Trelawny|
The community if a mixture of Maroons and people from the coastal town of Treasure Beach, who migrated to Quick Step during a drought. Hence, many of the residents are light in complexion, with green eyes. The community is sustained by farming and logging.
I give you some Jamaican terms:
A Quashi in Jamaican terms, is someone unsophisticated to the point of being naïve. Found it in the World English Dictionary too and to quote, it means (Caribbean) an unsophisticated or gullible male Black peasant.
Quint: To blink. I didn’t know this was a word, but on Dictionary.com there are two definitions - an organ stop sounding a fifth higher than the corresponding digitals. 2. Piquet . a sequence of five cards of the same suit, as an ace, king, queen, jack, and ten (quint major), or a king, queen, jack, ten, and nine (quint minor).
Quattie: something of little or no value, the term comes from the name that was given to the 1 ½ penny (a penny plus half a penny) that was used in Jamaica during British rule. It was often referred to as penny ha' penny.