OK.. I have not blogged for a while. I have a number of reasons why. One of those is my fellow blogger @chineyphat’s blog. http://chineyphat.com/2011/03/28/days-18-19-20-family-friends-life/ Little did she know that she made me think about the frivolousness of blogging. My conclusion is this, she may just be correct. However at risk of showing my age I will say this. Very few people either read or write anymore. We are losing our language. I remember when there was no E-mail and to call farin with a ICAS, was just too expensive. I used to write letters, with a pen and paper. In fact, I had special stationary. One of the reasons for me blogging is to keep my writing skills fresh. Punctuation, grammar, flow etc.
I went to Campion College (The finest high school in Jamaica), and I am proud of that. The education I received from that school was top notch. I think I am a reasonably good writer, and I want to get better. The blogging format allows me to get instant feedback on the effectiveness of writing. Now with that said let me move on to my pet peeve for the day. Awohe!
What’s up with patois infiltrating everywhere in our society? There was a time when patois was only spoken amongst friends in a very informal setting. When you contacted customer service, went to the bank, library, tax office etc you were spoken to in the queens English. Cho! a nuh suh it go nuh more. Everywhere I go:” Mawnin! Sah.” No No that is not for me. It may be a little controversial but mi nuh care.
A good command of the English language, both written and spoken, has always impressed me. So you say @jamaicanZ what is the solution? Well here is my answer. Unno fi read! I really don’t care what you read. The choice is yours. Mi fren @chinephat would say the Observer, @cheva007 would say any old obscure book/manual, just read.
One more quick side note. RIP #enoughsaid