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thisisjamaica:

Patois Association working to revive dying language
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Parents and grandparents in Trinidad and Tobago used it when they did not want sharp younger ears to listen in on their conversation, as Leisely Maraj reports in this article for Trinidad’s Newsday.
They would be speaking English then break off into strange yet pleasant sounding prattle which left children confused but even more curious about what was being said.
There is less of that these days, not because adults are more comfortable sharing their secrets with their children but because Patois is a dying language throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.
At least one group is hoping to change this. The Association of Patois speakers from Paria (Venezuela) in collaboration with the Venezuelan Government, the Venezuelan Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture, the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation (Trinidad and Tobago) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus recently hosted the Sixth Conference of Patois Speakers of Venezuela and the Caribbean.
The three day event took place at…[Full article HERE]

thisisjamaica:

Patois Association working to revive dying language

(Subscribe to our blogs HERE & HERE)

Parents and grandparents in Trinidad and Tobago used it when they did not want sharp younger ears to listen in on their conversation, as Leisely Maraj reports in this article for Trinidad’s Newsday.

They would be speaking English then break off into strange yet pleasant sounding prattle which left children confused but even more curious about what was being said.

There is less of that these days, not because adults are more comfortable sharing their secrets with their children but because Patois is a dying language throughout the Americas and the Caribbean.

At least one group is hoping to change this. The Association of Patois speakers from Paria (Venezuela) in collaboration with the Venezuelan Government, the Venezuelan Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Culture, the Venezuelan Institute for Culture and Cooperation (Trinidad and Tobago) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) St Augustine Campus recently hosted the Sixth Conference of Patois Speakers of Venezuela and the Caribbean.

The three day event took place at…[Full article HERE]

— 1 year ago with 33 notes
Got my goodies!! #boots 😏

Got my goodies!! #boots 😏

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#boots 
Kept it cute and simple for #NYE Grateful for a new year and lesser burdens

Kept it cute and simple for #NYE Grateful for a new year and lesser burdens

— 1 year ago
#nye 
This is hilarious to me, especially the last pic and her facial expression. Like who takes these pics and come up with this stuff?? 😂😂 #regram

This is hilarious to me, especially the last pic and her facial expression. Like who takes these pics and come up with this stuff?? 😂😂 #regram

— 1 year ago
#regram 

vandalyzm:

jorgieboy:

milesjai:

A truly MINDBLOWING lesson on the origin of American Southern accents.

image

I LOVE this.

Wow. I could listen to this woman speak forever. Anyone know who she is?

yes.  amazing.

Wow.

(Source: ask-changeling-lyra-open, via randallorrandy)

— 1 year ago with 252510 notes
My little brother just left to go back to the base and then to Afghanistan. I held my composure until he walked out so everyone else wouldn’t start crying, but I definitely broke down 😭 once he left out. @loeskee 👫❤

My little brother just left to go back to the base and then to Afghanistan. I held my composure until he walked out so everyone else wouldn’t start crying, but I definitely broke down 😭 once he left out. @loeskee 👫❤

— 1 year ago
Decided to let my little brother @loeskee have it since he’s being deployed to Afghanistan in two weeks 👫❤☺😭 #gamer #supernintendo #snes #vintage #ARMY

Decided to let my little brother @loeskee have it since he’s being deployed to Afghanistan in two weeks 👫❤☺😭 #gamer #supernintendo #snes #vintage #ARMY

— 1 year ago with 2 notes
#vintage  #snes  #army  #gamer  #supernintendo 
bayantwopointoh:

How to use semi-colons per The Oatmeal. 


Thank you, Dom 🙏

bayantwopointoh:

How to use semi-colons per The Oatmeal. 

Thank you, Dom 🙏

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— 1 year ago with 204 notes
The Detroit Foodie: New in Detroit! →

thedetroitfoodie:

Over the past 3 years many businesses have been setting up shop in Detroit. What’s even more exciting??? ALL the FOOD related ventures coming to the city, which will provide even more great food & libations for residents, workers and visitors alike!

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— 1 year ago with 20 notes
Felt like a new woman💅 Got those #eyebrows s-n-a-t-c-h-e-d

Felt like a new woman💅 Got those #eyebrows s-n-a-t-c-h-e-d

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#eyebrows 
The best #writing experience is with needle point precise pens👌😏. [extra fine]

The best #writing experience is with needle point precise pens👌😏. [extra fine]

— 1 year ago
#writing 
sonofafieldnegro:

peep-toe-shoes:

fitism:

‎”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!
  It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such asituation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.6] Number three is public restrooms.7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.———————————————————————————————————————————-POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.
 2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow andarmpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told ourinstructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without usingmuch pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feellittle silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.——————————————————————————————————————————-FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/orpurse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE. 
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may behiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.) 
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.  
Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.
 REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOWATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this. 
DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT REBLOGGING THIS! IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.
My grandma was tied up by Ted Bundy (She got away) so please please be aware.

I don’t care if you are a guy or a girl, old or young, PLEASE REBLOG THIS.I also don’t care if it doesn’t look pretty on your black and white blog, or nature blog, or fashion blog or la-di-dah. Reblog it. please.  

It’s a damn shame women have to learn how not to be raped.

sonofafieldnegro:

peep-toe-shoes:

fitism:

‎”THROUGH A RAPIST’S EYES” (PLS TAKE TIME TO READ THIS. it may save a life.) Reblog this!

  
It seems that alot of attackers use some tactic to get away with violence. Not many people know how to take care of themselves when faced with such a
situation. Everyone should read this especially each n every girl in this world. THOUGHT THIS WAS GOOD INFO TO PASS ALONG…

FYI - Through a rapist’s eyes! A group of rapists and date rapists in prison were interviewed on what they look for in a potential victim and here are some interesting facts:



1] The first thing men look for in a potential victim is hairstyle.
They are most likely to go after a woman with a ponytail, bun! , braid, or other hairstyle that can easily be grabbed. They are also likely to go after a woman with long hair. Women with short hair are not common targets.

2] The second thing men look for is clothing. They will look for women who’s clothing is easy to remove quickly. Many of them carry scissors around to cut clothing.

3] They also look for women using their cell phone, searching through their purse or doing other activities while walking because they are off guard and can be easily overpowered.

4] The number one place women are abducted from / attacked at is grocery store parking lots.

5] Number two is office parking lots/garages.

6] Number three is public restrooms.

7] The thing about these men is that they are looking to grab a woman and quickly move her to a second location where they don’t have to worry about getting caught.

8] If you put up any kind of a fight at all, they get discouraged because it only takes a minute or two for them to realize that going after you isn’t worth it because it will be time-consuming.

9] These men said they would not pick on women who have umbrellas,or other similar objects that can be used from a distance, in their hands.

10] Keys are not a deterrent because you have to get really close to the attacker to use them as a weapon. So, the idea is to convince these guys you’re not worth it.

———————————————————————————————————————————-

POINTS THAT WE SHOULD REMEMBER:


1] If someone is following behind you on a street or in a garage or with you in an elevator or stairwell, look them in the face and ask them a question, like what time is it, or make general small talk:
can’t believe it is so cold out here, we’re in for a bad winter. Now that you’ve seen their faces and could identify them in a line- up, you lose appeal as a target.

 
2] If someone is coming toward you, hold out your hands in front of you and yell Stop or Stay back! Most of the rapists this man talked to said they’d leave a woman alone if she yelled or showed that she would 
not be afraid to fight back. Again, they are looking for an EASY target.

3] If you carry pepper spray (this instructor was a huge advocate of it and carries it with him wherever he goes,) yelling I HAVE PEPPER SPRAY and holding it out will be a deterrent.

4] If someone grabs you, you can’t beat them with strength but you can do it by outsmarting them. If you are grabbed around the waist from behind, pinch the attacker either under the arm between the elbow and
armpit or in the upper inner thigh - HARD. One woman in a class this guy taught told him she used the underarm pinch on a guy who was trying to date rape her and was so upset she broke through the skin and tore out muscle strands the guy needed stitches. Try pinching yourself in those places as hard as you can stand it; it really hurts.

5] After the initial hit, always go for the groin. I know from a particularly unfortunate experience that if you slap a guy’s parts it is extremely painful. You might think that you’ll anger the guy and make him want to hurt you more, but the thing these rapists told our
instructor is that they want a woman who will not cause him a lot of trouble. Start causing trouble, and he’s out of there.

6] When the guy puts his hands up to you, grab his first two fingers and bend them back as far as possible with as much pressure pushing down on them as possible. The instructor did it to me without using
much pressure, and I ended up on my knees and both knuckles cracked audibly.

7] Of course the things we always hear still apply. Always be aware of your surroundings, take someone with you if you can and if you see any odd behavior, don’t dismiss it, go with your instincts. You may feel
little silly at the time, but you’d feel much worse if the guy really was trouble.

——————————————————————————————————————————-

FINALLY, PLEASE REMEMBER THESE AS WELL ….

I know you are smart enough to know these pointers but there will be some, where you will go “hmm I must remember that” After reading forward it to someone you care about, never hurts to be careful in this crazy world we live in.


1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If you are close enough to use it, do it.

2. Learned this from a tourist guide to New Orleans : if a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM. Toss it away from you…. chances are that he is more interested in your wallet and/or
purse than you and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!

3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car: Kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping,eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc. DON’T DO THIS! The predator will be watching you, and this is the perfect opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side,put a gun to your head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU CLOSE the DOORS , LEAVE.
 

5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking garage:
a. Be aware: look around your car as someone may be
hiding at the passenger side , peek into your car, inside the passenger side floor, and in the back seat. ( DO THIS TOO BEFORE RIDING A TAXI CAB) .
b. If you! u are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
c. Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
 

6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).

7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN! The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!

8. As women, we are always trying to be sympathetic: STOP IT! It may get you raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked “for help” into his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his next victim.
  

Send this to any woman you know that may need to be reminded that the world we live in has a lot of crazies in it and it’s better safe than sorry.


If u have a heart or compassion reblog this post.
‘Helping hands are better than Praying Lips’ – give us your helping hand.

 
REBLOG THIS AND LET EVERY GIRL KNOW
ATLEAST PEOPLES WILL KNOW WATS GOIN IN THIS WORLD.
So please reblog this….Your one reblog can Help to spread this information.
I hope you all will Reblog. Lets See how many of you really care for this.

DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT REBLOGGING THIS! IT COULD ACTUALLY SAVE A LIFE.

My grandma was tied up by Ted Bundy (She got away) so please please be aware.

I don’t care if you are a guy or a girl, old or young, PLEASE REBLOG THIS.
I also don’t care if it doesn’t look pretty on your black and white blog, or nature blog, or fashion blog or la-di-dah. Reblog it. please.  

It’s a damn shame women have to learn how not to be raped.

(Source: itssofluffy-im-gonna-die, via wheretruthechoes)

— 1 year ago with 427926 notes
99 Life Hacks to make your life easier!

tycrystar:

becuzur:

dersekingdom:

shialabeowulf:

I HAVE FOUND THE SECRETS TO THE UNIVERSE!
this, I liiiiike.

I don’t know why the accessory silencer had to be “ghetto” but other than that this list is awesome.

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— 1 year ago with 356671 notes
#MSUFCU has finally released a mobile application. Long overdue and much needed. #GoGreen #Spartans #Finance (Taken with Instagram)

#MSUFCU has finally released a mobile application. Long overdue and much needed. #GoGreen #Spartans #Finance (Taken with Instagram)

— 1 year ago
#spartans  #gogreen  #finance  #msufcu 
The real question

str8nochaser:

smidgetz:

Who designed Michelle’s dress?

questions that needed answers 2 hours ago. 

gorg.

Tracy Reese (Detroit-born designer) ^_^

— 1 year ago with 7 notes