The things you learn in Jamaica

July 13, 2006 at 11:03 am 9 comments

Now you know…

… that the reason why coconut water is good for you is that it ‘washes off your heart’

… that you can’t go to the beach on Ash Wednesday as you will drown

… if you walk down certain roads after dark, rolling calf will get you

… that there are only three types of illness – gas, pressure or sugar

… if you have a wart that grows on a vein, it will never go away

… that if you rub a hot pepper on your vagina after having sex you won’t get pregnant

Anyone who tells you one of these, tends to proceed it with the words ‘mi granny tell me seh…’ which means that it is an undisputable fact!

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9 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dennis  |  July 13, 2006 at 12:38 pm

    My granny tell mi seh:

    …If you tickle the bottom of a baby’s foot he will stammer when he gets older.

    …If you cut a baby boy’s hair before he is 1 year old he will take much longer to learn to speak.

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  • 2. Ri  |  July 13, 2006 at 2:36 pm

    Rubbin pepper on what? Raaaaaas. I guess the pepper bun the livin daylights outta the sperm or suppn.

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  • 3. Dr. D.  |  July 14, 2006 at 8:39 am

    “that there are only three types of illness – gas, pressure or sugar

    … if you have a wart that grows on a vein, it will never go away

    … that if you rub a hot pepper on your vagina after having sex you won’t get pregnant”

    Have heard some of what you listed before.

    Found these last ones interesting. If all the illnesses that could afflict us were simply gas, pressure and sugar, bwoy, medical school would probably be considered obsolete.

    As a dermatologist I have yet to see a wart growing on a vein! Maybe I have a lot to learn!

    And I think I would have to change the last one to say that, if you rubbed the pepper on your vagina BEFORE you had sex, then you would most likeley not get pregnant…cause is not likely that any sex a go tek place! That would be what I call hot sex!

    TGIF Kingston Girl.

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  • 4. Gela's Words  |  July 14, 2006 at 7:10 pm

    lol. That vagina and pepper saying sure is funny. Ah boy.

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  • 5. giovanni.dicristofano@tin.it  |  July 16, 2006 at 3:08 am

    Can we know more about the rolling cow? rhanks

    strudel

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  • 6. Mad Bull  |  July 17, 2006 at 6:31 am

    That pepper one kind of sick still…

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  • 7. Guyana-Gyal  |  July 18, 2006 at 6:35 am

    Hahaha, granny sure did know stuff, didn’t she? I bet granny secretly went to the doctor when she got ill though.

    Oh, a taxi-driver in Jamaica told me that for a bad cough, drink Canadian Healing Oil. ewwwww.

    As for the pepper, it cures infidelity…I actually heard a tale here. You have to rub it on the ‘other woman’ though.

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  • 8. Kingston Girl  |  July 18, 2006 at 9:03 am

    Rollin calf – i think it’s best described as a kinda ghost which lives in country areas and is headless and rolls down roads at people!

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  • 9. Dr. D.  |  July 18, 2006 at 4:41 pm

    It is also supposed to have a chain attached…..

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