Suppose Sista P have big plan weh she naa tell nobody? Supuoz Sista P av big plan we shi naa tel nobadi? What if Sister P has big plans she's not telling anybody?
In Jamaica, salt fish has become expensive gourmet food. It’s beyond the reach of poor people, except in the cheapest cuts – tail, fin, skin and bones. It’s a pity the vast majority of the descendants of enslaved Africans in Jamaica have not moved up as high in life as salt fish.
One of the issues that we are not really touching on at all, because I think it is central to the thing, is the whole question of the way in which blackness is perceived in Jamaican society. Because you get a paradox, see mi paradox here now, that racial purity, in the dictionary definition of mongrel is seen as something positive by white people. When dem mix up with other people is problem for dem.
Racial purity in Jamaica, especially if it's African racial purity, is seen as degeneration. It is a deviation from the high ideal of brownness.