Appetizers on a plate.

Work of the Week: Jhorts.

  • Jorts, jhorts, draughts  (n):  Food, especially snacks or refreshments.
    • If you see, endless jorts.
    • Right in front of his place, he has the big lawn tennis court where prospective clients or investors could talk it over…cuffing down their liquor and small jorts.

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Source: Dictionary of the English/Creole of Trinidad & Tobago by Lise Winer

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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.

Two girls gossiping

Word of the Week: Koté-si Koté-la

  • Koté-si Koté-la, coté-ci coté-la (phr): Gossip usually of the amusing kind or [used as an adjunct] And so on and so forth; etcetera.
    • Look I ain[‘t] wan[t] to be in dis coté-ci coté-la, yo[u] see! All dis dem sa[y] he sa[y] ain'[t] fo[r] me.

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Source: Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage by Richard Allsopp.

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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”

Books by my Bed

Books by my bed are not analogous to the New York Times Best Seller List but I wanted to share the books I am reading and provide some insight into why they have been chosen.