“Talk Like Miss Lou, Mi No Talk Like Foreigner”

Native speakers of English are often not hooked on ‘correctness’ in the way that up-tight second-language learners often are. They actually experiment with their mother tongue, making it do all sorts of interesting things. Words like ‘bling’ and ‘diss’ have found their way into English – not just as slang – but as ‘respectable’ new vocabulary.

Fi Wi Nation, Fi Wi Language

Christmas a come an plenty a unu a go buy Christmas card wid snow pon Christmas tree. And unu a go sing Christmas carol bout ‘I’m dreaming of a white Christmas.’ So unu no bodder gwaan like all a di foreign culture no deh ya pon top a wi, a beat wi dong inna di grong.

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