Exclusive to the bajan dialect of Barbados, this term is a substitute for expletives (most commonly, rasshole
). It can be used to indicate dissatisfaction with an individual, object or situation and to express awe, frustration or disgust.
This fete is bare ram pam. Leh we move from bout hey.
Translation: This party is utter rubbish. We should leave.
Doan mind he, he is a ram pam or wuh?
Translation: Pay him no attention, is he an idiot or what?
Wait! You see da? Maaaaan...wuh de ram pam!
Translation: Wait. Did you see that? Dude...WTF!