Looking for genuine Vincentian gifts this Christmas, then this book should definitely be on your list; whether as a well-earned present to yourself, or for that special someone.
Nigel Morgan’s 401 Vincy Caribbean Proverbs will definitely have you laughing out loud, whether relaxing alone, or as you share a moment with family and friends.
Here are a few samples:
Proverb: Keep on yo head. **
English: Keep on your head.
Meaning: Be sober, vigilant, and wise at all times.
Usage: “You must fight peer pressure and keep on yo head.”
Proverb: Bless me eyesight. **
English: Bless my eyesight.
Meaning: When one is surprised to see something or someone.
Usage: Seeing us on television, he yelled, “Bless me eyesight!”
Proverb: Every day bucket gwine ah well, ‘e bottom go drop out.
English: Daily, bucket goes to the well; its bottom will fall out.
Meaning: Amend your ways before things end in tragedy.
Usage: “Every day bucket gwine ah well, ‘e bottom go drop out.”
Proverb: Goat head nar go pan wedding table.
English: Goat head doesn’t go on the wedding table.
Meaning: You don’t go to events where you are not invited.
Usage: “I can’t go there; goat head nar go pan wedding table.”
Proverb: Yo style monkey till yo style um out a fashan. **
English: Style monkey till you style him out of fashion.
Meaning: Too many details will spoil the presentation.
Usage: “Yo style monkey till yo style um out a fashan.”
Proverb: Someting ‘een ah de martar besides de pistle. **
English: There is more in the mortar besides the pestle.
Meaning: There is a hidden plan or secret motive in a matter.
Usage: “Surely, someting ‘een ah de martar besides de pistle.”
Proverb: Yo ha mo tricks dan monkey.
English: You have more tricks than a monkey.
Meaning: You are very clever.
Usage: “Yo ha mo tricks dan monkey,” she told the old thief.
Proverb: De younger de couple de tighter de squeeze. **
English: The younger the couple, the tighter the squeeze.
Meaning: New couples are more intimate than older couples.
Usage: “Surely, de younger the couple de tighter de squeeze.”
Proverb: Every moley bread ha ‘e moley cheese.
English: Every moldy bread has its moldy cheese.
Meaning: Even the strangest person is sure to find a soulmate.
Usage: “I’ll find a mate. Every moley bread ha ‘e moley cheese.”
Mr Morgan stated, “This book captures that unique way of communication inherited from past Vincentian generations for future generations. It uncovers this precious legacy to guide people into maximizing their current existence and future.”
Express Vinci® congratulates Mr. Morgan on the publication of his creative and insightful book; an excellent celebration of Vincentian culture!
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As a child growing up in a Caribbean country, if you woke up on a Saturday morning to the sound of music blaring in the house you knew what that meant right? Of course! More than likely it was cleaning time. If only we could snap our fingers and magically make the house sparkle from top to bottom. The following products make clean up and home maintenance a breeze so you can get back to enjoying life in no time.
Get rid of the grease grime and dirt that comes from everyday messes with Pine-Sol Multi-Surface cleaner. It powerfully cleans and deodorizes leaving a fresh scent. It’s great on floors and walls. For soap scum, mildew and hard to move stains like ink you’re going to need the Top Job Basic Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Degreaser. If you’re looking for a more eco and child friendly product, then the Method All purpose cleaner is the right one for you. This non-toxic formula is made with naturally derived ingredients which make it a great choice for cleaning countertops, cabinets and glass. You can also trust the Method Wood Polish for safely conditioning and revitalizing wooden furniture and surfaces, which leaves your furniture with a protective non-greasy shine.
Before you go ahead and polish your wooden surfaces though, the first step is getting them clean. You can use the Murphy Oil Soap for this job. It’s a 98% natural wood cleaner that does not contain ammonia or bleach and is biodegradable and phosphate free. And to hide unsightly nicks and scratches pick up the Old English Scratch Cover.
A few Weiman products may be just what you need to make your life easier. If you’re looking for a non-abrasive way to clean up everyday spills on your stovetop then you can try the Weiman Cooktop Daily Cleaner. And what about your other stainless steel appliances? The Weiman Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish can get rid of smears and smudges and give them a protective shine that prevents greasy fingerprints and watermarks while repelling dust and dirt. It even comes conveniently packaged as wipes. There’s the Weiman E-Tronic wipes for safely disinfecting and removing dust, dirt and fingerprints from all screens and accessories and there’s also the Weiman Lemon oil which is great for restoring life to cabinets and wooden furniture.
Hope’s Perfect Sink could be the simple, one step solution you’ve been looking for to keep your sink sparkling. It removes tough stains like rust (without scratching) polishes and leaves an invisible water repellent barrier. It works on a wide variety of surfaces such as brushed stainless steel, corian and acrylic. It can be a pain trying to get rid of sticky messes like tape adhesive and melted gum. That’s where the Goo Gone Spray Gel comes in. It clings to goo and breaks it down so clean up is almost effortless. Trying to keep your leather couch looking like new? Do yourself a favour and get Blue Magic Leather Cream Conditioner. It moistens and softens leather and vinyl and prevents cracking.