‘Corruption of Language is No Cultural Heritage’

Unlike Aunty Roachy and Dr. Thompson, Morris Cargill had no respect for the Jamaican language. He dismissed those of us who, as he put it, “would like to see Patois retained as part of our cultural heritage, and believe that it can occupy that honourable place alongside the teaching of standard English”.

Even God Speaks ‘Patwa’

Even God speaks ‘Patwa’. And ordinary mortals feel they are too good to read the Bible in ‘Patwa.’ What a thing if and when they get to heaven! I guess they will ask for a transfer to hell if God should dare welcome them in this way: ‘Kom iin, kom iin! Mi glad fi si unu!’

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