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Weh yuh say? Jamaican Patois for beginners

Yeah mon! 

Serving as a PCV in an English speaking country certainly has its perks. While I’m probably lost in translation (wonderful film, by the way) a little less than say, someone who has to learn a narrowly-spoken African dialect, it doesn’t mean that I always get the full picture. 298 more words

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Float like a fish

Greetings bredren and sistren!

Whatagwan in mi life? NUFF TINGS, I’ve been so busy!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been lucky to come into contact with a couple of really great organizations. 402 more words

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Single over 30 in Ja.

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

Gospel songs I can't stop singing

Christianity is, put simply, a really big deal here. Aside from daily devotions at school, religious studies as a required subject in all public schools and Jamaica’s claim to have… 330 more words

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Funny Degrees No Joke

Last Sunday’s column, ‘University fi stone dog – seet deh!’, has stirred up quite an ants nest. And Baygon can’t deal with it. Incidentally, we know that nuff ants inna ants nest. 845 more words

Jamaican Culture