Not a word on Mother Language Day!

Instead of deceiving ourselves about the English language competency of most Jamaicans, we should face the facts. English is not being taught efficiently. That's largely because the powers that be assume that the mother language of most Jamaicans isn't actually a language. They insist that it's nothing but a 'corruption' of English. Even so, they don't seem to know how to cure the disease.

Obama Done Know Wa A Gwaan

One a di ting Obama well know a dis: wen yu talk tu people inna fi dem heart language, yu get nuff forward. Wan a di ting Obama wel nuo a dis: wen yu taak tu piipl ina fi dem aat langgwij, yu get nof faawad. One of the things Obama knows all too well is this: when you talk to people in their heart language, you get lots of positive vibes.

Big Tingz A Gwaan Pon NewsTalk93FM

Same like how English capture nuff word from Latin an Greek, dem can dis tek over di word dem from English! Mi tink it plenty better fi try find sinting inna Jamaican fi carry over weh yu waan fi seh from English Siem laik ou Inglish kyapcha nof wod fram Latin an Griik, dem kyan dis tek uova di wod dem fram Inglish! Mi tink it plenti beta fi chrai fain sinting ina Jamiekan fi kyari uova we yu waan fi se fram Inglish. I suppose the translators could simply take over English words in exactly the same way that the English language captured lots of words from Latin an Greek! I think it's much better to try to find a Jamaican equivalent for the English expression.

Chávez Duppy Dream Sista P

Yu nuo di big prablem wid Jamieka? Unu ches tuu ai; an unu yai tuu big. / Yu know di big problem wid Jamaica? Unu chest too high; an unu yai too big. / You know what’s Jamaica’s big problem? You all are much too vain and greedy.

Exploiting Brand Jamaica

One of the big problems with ‘Brand Jamaica’ is that many of the people who claim the power to define the brand do not appear to know what is the essence of Jamaican identity. And if they do, they apparently do not like what they see.

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