English has an enormous share of #HaitianCreole

by Rashmee

Posted on June 1, 2013


According to the blog Memorize Haitian Creole, the way words have been swapped between English …

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Sos Lay smells strong – be it Levantine or #HaitianCreole

by Rashmee

Posted on May 25, 2013


  John Kerry’s turkey shwarma got me thinking about the food of the Levant, which …

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If in Haiti,don’t ring +237 to buy pup: Crookeder than a dog’s hind leg

by Rashmee

Posted on May 21, 2013


Searching for a small-breed puppy to buy in Haiti, I stumbled across this website, which …

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Housekeeping in #HaitianCreole: Zabuka ak pwa hummus

by Rashmee

Posted on May 19, 2013


As we looked forward to a Sunday evening treat – seeing a couple of friends …

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Haiti is exuberant ahead of flag day, right down to the eyeshadow

by Rashmee

Posted on May 17, 2013


On our way back down the mountains to the Haitian capital Port au Prince, we …

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Haiti: Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink

by Rashmee

Posted on May 13, 2013


No news might be good news. But that’s if you’re not in Haiti. Here, good …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole XVIII – Squeaky clean, so to speak

by Rashmee

Posted on April 27, 2013


Learning a foreign language is all about the nuances of a foreign people’s thought-processes. What …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole XVII: Grille Moosho, insect fry

by Rashmee

Posted on April 20, 2013


Grille Moosho. Literally, grilled flies. Grille ti-bet. Grilled small beast. Mme Josette laughed till she …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole XI: Mme Josette, The Magnificent

by Rashmee

Posted on April 13, 2013


One of the great joys of knowing Mme Josette is that we don’t know everything …

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Housekeeping in Haitian Creole IX:Happy Easter, Bon Pak

by Rashmee

Posted on March 30, 2013


It promises to be a renewing Easter. Madamme Josette is probably renewing the old tissues …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK