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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

Coconuts! Dry or young, all delicious

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

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University Fi Stone Dog - Seet Deh!

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

Jamaican Culture

Di ting dem yuh can fine inna one Jamaican kitchen

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

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Jamaica is 52

Before the birth of our nation…

The birth of our nation: changing from the Union Jack to the Jamaican flag on August 6, 1962…

Today… 316 more words


BIG UPS fi Jamaica- Some of my favorite things

In Jamaica, “big ups” is an expression used in the same way as “shout out” or “give yourself a pat on the back” in the US. 816 more words

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