Wa mek dem a wies moni fi aks dem de kweschan? Dem no kuda tek di moni fiks op som a di skuul dem? Mis, mek mii tel dem!
"If we continue to write Jamaican mixed with so many English words (although Jamaican is English-based) we would be playing into the hands of the persons who continue to say Jamaican cannot stand on its own as a language. Please use the Cassidy system Doc.”
Di yute dem mi talk to a Hellshire no come from no middle-class background. Dem belongs to di ‘working-class’ weh naa work. No work no pudong fi dem deh people. Dem ha fi a scuffle fi mek work fi demself.
Traditional African wisdom tells us that when a great spirit passes the elements take notice. So we all acknowledged the torrential rain as a sign of Dawn’s extraordinary powers.
I’ve long come to the conclusion that regular injections of religion in early childhood provide excellent immunisation against spiritual infection in later life. Unprotected children become vulnerable adults who are easily seduced into joining all sorts of weird cults. Going to ‘church’ – whatever the religion – builds up your immune system. If you grow up with sacred stories about good and bad angels who live in heaven and hell respectively, you’re not likely to get carried away by fictional Hollywood films about extra-terrestrial beings. Religiously inoculated adults don’t tend to see flying saucers. You’ve been saved from night visions by repeated injections of ‘ordinary’ faith.