Long ago the spinster was the old hag over 30 that most men no longer found attractive or worthy as a functional house slave. Think about the history… 216 more words
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Parrots squawk and zip by overhead. Clouds blanket the sky above, trapping moist, hot air beneath them and all around us. Jamaica is buzzing with back-to-school madness, as parents scrape together money for books and school fees and children wonder where the summer has gone. 330 more words
Two spelling systems are used for the Jamaican language below. The first, which I call ‘chaka-chaka’, is based on English spelling. The second, ‘prapa-prapa’, is the specialist phonetic system designed by the Jamaican linguist Frederic Cassidy. 1,540 more words
Hisssss, crackle, pop pop!
The Jamaican kitchens I’ve had the pleasure of being in are always full of distinct sounds and smells. From waking up to the sound of dumplings being fried for an early breakfast to the smell of chicken being stewed amid a medley of seasonings, there are certain things one can expect to experience in most Jamaican kitchens. 468 more words