Black Pregnant Women Standing in a field

Word of the Week: Carnival Baby

  • Carnival Baby (n):  A child born about nine months after Carnival usually in November. (From being conceived during Carnival fever.)
    • The acceptance of normally disapproved social practices such as the public consumption of alcohol and forms of sexual interaction also relate to this phenomenon, as gang warfare, no less than male/female relationships and the Carnival-baby syndrome, contribute to a societal detumescence even if for certain portions of the society more than others.
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Word of the Week: Tringlish

  • Tringlish (n):  A humorous name for the local vernacular, considered as a variety or dialect of English, or as an English-related creole language.
    • Yuh see, we in dis country does talk a t’ing we call “Tringlish” – Is a kinda secon‘ language to true, true English and to beside we does talk it fas’, fas’ and put een plenty ah we own local words like: obzokee, mamaguy, mehrazmee, tootoolbay, tobiaxee an’ t’ing. (Elcock 1997)
Finished rustic bread on a cooling rack.

Bread Making 101

Bread making has been a craft that I’ve wanting to learn for various years. I have acquired copious books to teach myself the craft. The initial book I acquired was Bread Illustrated: A Step-By-Step Guide to Achieving Bakery-Quality Results At Home. This book was a great first start with some basic recipes for the postulant baker. Directions from this book were straightforward to comprehend and also contained troubleshooting tips in the event your bread didn’t turn out as intended.

Uber and Lyft on mini toy cars.

Uber lifts you up

On the road again this week for 🧳, the standard round trip between Baltimore and Long Island.  As I have wrinkled, the modernity of travel has depreciated quite a bit.

Who say big man doh cry?

Gargamel also known as Mark Anthony Myrie was released from United States prison and finally returned to Jamaica on December 7th.  The sounds of Gargamel filled my two speaker tape deck during my college years driving the University of Maryland Shuttle Bus at the University of Maryland College Park.  “Have mercy…hear wah happen”