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I don't think that it's wrong or politically incorrect but I do believe that there's an appropriate time for everything. Stan Richards Bath Estate, Dominica. I feel that the whole thing was taken out of context. To me, this demonstrates that Senator Obama actually has a soul, and can connect with the public. Hence, with casual acquaintances, Americans tend to feel uncomfortable exchanging affectionate words, or giving an acquaintance a hug, for example.

Praise Jah Senator Obama seems to be different! I am assuming the people who found the remark 'offensive' have other more pressing issues in their lives. Let us remember there are a lot more pressing issues in the world than taking offense to such a remark.

Those people who took offense have too much time on their hands! And believe me, I mean no disrespect! What's the big deal? It's my way of being friendly, and being from the Caribbean, I just happen to be a very friendly person.

I am shocked to hear persons from the Caribbean saying that they think being called honey is disrespectful. Where did you grow up? I don't think Mr Obama's comments are acceptable in the circumstances in which they were used. The point is, he wouldn't have called a man sweetie and that makes it derogatory and sexist. I have had to deal with these sorts of references in my professional life as well. If a friend calls you sweetie or uses a term of endearment that is okay but it is never okay anywhere else.

I think the whole thing is ridiculous. People in this country take everything too serious, and it's as though the reporters have nothing better to do than to make mountains out of mole hills. The question did Sen. Obama hold her hand tenderly and say "hold on a second sweetie"? If it were me, I'd be tickled to death. At least he was not rude about it. I agree with Dave from New Zealand. I could not have said it any better.

We need to lighten up. And for those of you who think Obama's response was politically incorrect, you are not really from the Caribbean. Does the world need to take issue with every inconsequential utterance voiced by everyone?

Give me a break! Nothing wrong with that either. I agree with Vesta of Jamaica. These terms are relative in nature and would have a different meaning to everyone. So it does depend on how and where they are used. I am a Caribbean national and we in the Caribbean usually use these terms especially if you respect someone and would like them to know that you have nothing but kindness, caring, respect and love for them. All this in my opinion is just politics and nothing else.

If he had call her by another word like what is presently being use by most black Americans and those in the rap world, it would have been another thing. But sweetie, love, madame, ma'am it is all good.

We in the Caribbean should not get involve in such petty issues. This word is better than what we are presently fighting to prevent our youths from using and it is what we should encourage our youths to use instead of the B Come on Caribbean people let us be who we are and not let others change us in this way as they have done in other ways. My experience with countries that where once British colonies is filled with 1 million spoken and unspoken rules. Methinks thou doth protest too much.

Criticism of this is ridiculous. Men hate when women invade their private space and they do not want to answer to their indiscretions. They do not want to put the woman in a position for her to witness messages in his phone that may hurt her. You lose your right to question him about anything dis-satisfactory you found in his phone since you are by law not suppose to search phone.

Men want to have fun! Do not think that when your Jamaican man starts having sex with you, its a license for you to go ahead and get pregnant and t i e him down. Your Jamaican man wants to enjoy you and he wants to have fun with you before you decide to get big and bloated. Why would you want to complicate a situation with a man you met a month ago by getting pregnant and then by your second trimester, you realize you are not getting what you want out of the relationship.

Babies cant hold man. Do not think that you can trap a Jamaican man into a long term relationship by getting pregnant. You will end up with the wrong end of the stick.

Additionally men do not think that having babies is synonymous with ambition and progress. Good Sex will keep any man around but a wholesome woman will get a man to marry her. They want a partner that can bring some money to the table.

One hand cannot clap! They want a partner who is leading her separate independent financial life and is not entirely dependent on him for subsistence.

According to these young men, they want a woman who is female in the traditional sense of the word. She does not call his phone and demand to know where he is! She does not see him with other women and make a scene instead she turns a blind eye! He prefers docility and invisibility! Do not insult him in front of his friends or in public. This is the reason why he may be forced to insult and humiliate you so that he can retrieve his masculinity and peer validation.

It is best to acquiesce and make him look good in front of friends.

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1. cloth, an essential part of most Jamaican bad words, such as bumbo clot, rass clot, blood clot, etc. The essence of Jamaican cursing seems to be nastiness, rather than the blashemy or sexuality which is characteristic of the metropolitan countries. Terms of jamaican terms of endearment Endearment: endearment - Traduzione del vocabolo e dei suoi composti, e discussioni del forum endearment - Translation to Spanish, pronunciation, and .

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Browse Jamaican Expressions Patois words and view their definitions, pronunciations, and alternative spellings on To keep current with Jamaican slang, you need a teenager. So that's what I did for this page. I asked about ten teenagers to brainstorm (no, I didn't actually say "brainstorm") with their classmates to come up with the latest expressions.