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An introduction to Victorian London slang

Have you ever wanted to talk like a Victorian Londoner – not a posh one, but a street kid with plenty of 19th century attitude? Well, I’m now going to teach you how to talk like a London urchin circa 1851. 342 more words

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A Bum Cocktail Elsewise

Time sure flies
as far as popular
expressions are
concerned.

It doesn’t seem
that long ago….

I was throwing
out a ‘groovy’
into just about… 400 more words

Jamaica: There’s Money In J’can Patois, Say Linguists

Coordinator of the Jamaican Language Unit at The University of the West Indies, Mona, Dr Joseph Farquharson, has asserted that there is still a stigma attached to Patois, otherwise called Jamaican creole, because it was born out of the island’s colonial past. 106 more words

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Jamaican Patois

Having struggled through parts of A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, made me appreciate this meme even more:

https://www.facebook.com/thelanguagenerds/photos/a.1497947636987000/2564780280303725/?type=3&theater

That being said, I must admit that I was impressed by Jamaican slang. 13 more words

A Brief History Of Seven Killings

Jamaican Patois and Standard English, their differences and history

This is going to be my second blog post, and today I decided to make a post about Jamaican Patois and Standard English. I want to talk about some differences, similarities and some extra information on both of them. 1,373 more words

No new understanding

After the dedication of the Jamaican New Testament in Jamaica, a ceremony was organized in London to introduce it to the sizable Jamaican community there. The organizers didn’t know what kind of reaction they would get. 250 more words

Bible Translation

Amen

Hans Georg Rauch(1939-1993)En Masse(1975)

Je remercie ma mère de ce don, sa langue, le Français dont je parle et j’écris bien sûr une espèce de patois épouvantable, sortes d’égouts de cuisine, pas écume de salon. 91 more words

Pasquale D'Ascola