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Lucians Need To Have Their Tongues Washed

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Rochelle Gonzales

I remember when I was a little girl with my innocent eyes and ears, if ever I heard a dirty word like curse/swear words or sexual connotations, even in public, I would go all wide-eyed and gasp, then I’d sing under my breath “Ah Bon TiTayTayLaaaa”

I would sing that song because I would often assume that this person would surely land in some kind of trouble for using such language, and in some cases, especially if my feisty mother or my gigantic and intimidating father was around, they would get told off for using such language in the presence of a child.

Fast forward to today and curse/swear words are the norm and people seemingly use them as part of their everyday, normal conversation…like they are staple words of their vocabularies.

Now don’t get me wrong, I curse too, I won’t lie about that BUT whilst I’m not making excuses for myself, I do it in private settings and most certainly away from the ears of children or authoritative figures including my very own parents…yes, I’m in my thirties but I would not dare use that kind of language in front of Mommy and Daddy Dearest.

I was walking through town on Saturday, to be more precise, I was walking along Coral Street with my son and daughter, headed for Mary Ann Street and between the taxi stand along Jeremie Street and the Ciceron Bus Stand, we were greeted by a barrage of curse words from individuals who were either quarrelling or some just being vulgar.

Some of those curse words were new to my ears but they were NASTY. One woman strung what seemed like a five minute long sentence together with curse words alone and yes, all at the top of their voices.

My daughter even looked up at me and said, “Mommy, can’t these people see children around the place?”

Oh boy, these people didn’t give a damn and were cursing left, right and centre, right in the faces of my two children and all the other children running around on errands with grown-ups.

I looked around to see if anyone else was as repulsed as I was, but nope, nobody seemed to even bat an eyelid and so, everyone felt ok to curse free, like dirty old sailors on pirate ships.

One guy got to open his eyes a little eventually, at least for a few minutes, when we were nearing the Ave Maria Girls Infant School.

This happened when one group of men was going at it with a vulgar topic and one stood up to tell another where to place his mouth (in Creole of course, it’s always in Creole) when my daughter, who had, had enough shouted, “LIKE SERIOUSLY?” to him.

Ever so startled, he turned around and apologised profusely to her…let’s just say, I was so proud of my girl just then. She definitely got that from her Mama.

My pride was short-lived as it dawned on me that this is the society that we live in today where this sort of behaviour is accepted.

I miss the days when it was taboo to speak like that out loud in public.

I miss the days when ladies were seen but not heard…well at least in this sense, anyway.

I miss the days when grown-ups respected the young, pure and innocent ears of children and would go all out to shelter them from it.

Finally, I miss the days when an unruly child who dared to speak that way in public or private would get a good ole telling off from whoever heard them, be it family, friend or complete stranger.

Nowadays, the school children are just as bad and in some cases, the school babies as young as three and four years of age as well.

Children will not hesitate to curse the snot out of an adult knowing that there will be no consequence to their actions.

This needs to be nipped in the bud…parents, STOP LAUGHING when your babies utter these words. It is not funny and YOU look like idiotic tools who should have been screened and issued with licences before being allowed to breed and reproduce.

You are making your babies think that this language is fine and it will remain a part of their vocabulary.

No one is asking you to beat the naughty word out of them but by all means, don’t encourage them by laughing and making them repeat it just for fun.

In fact, ultimately, STOP exposing your children to that kind of language whether it means you stop using it in front of them or you stop people from using it around them.

There is nothing cute or funny hearing or seeing a child speak like that.

Adults, we need to assume the responsibilities that we were originally tasked with, you know, like desperately.

We are meant to be the ones paving the way for the future generations and we need to do so by setting positive examples for them to follow.

We need to be the people that they aspire to be like and not the kind of people that we would turn our noses up at.

I seriously wish that magical imp would just appear and stick a bar of blue soap and a toilet brush in the mouths of people who do that especially in public…I know that imp might appear to me too but with the infrequency of me doing it, I know that I would have the time to literally clean up my act before he reached me.

Just imagine how you would feel if your children or grandchildren launched a verbal attack at you in public, using the nasty words that you are used to saying.

Now if the thought of this disturbs you and in the event of it happening, would make you want to knock their teeth out with your fists, then use that feeling as incentive to be the change and clean up your vocabulary.

Rochelle entered the Media fraternity in May 2011 as a fresh-faced young woman with a passion for the English language, a thirst for worldly knowledge and a longing to inform the world of what was happening around them, whether it was good or bad.

She began as part of a small news team at Choice Television, which falls under the MediaZone umbrella. She was hired as one of the original members of the newly created Choice News Now team...Read full bio...

 

10 Comments

  1. Mon Cher Rochelle,
    The opposite (in terms of age, volume , regularity, and intensity) is true for the younger set, in inner city NYC.
    We’re talking regular conversation among primary, middle school (grades 1 thru 8) on buses, in fast food joints, street corners, playgrounds.
    Therefore, excuse me while I ROFL to exclaim “Peter Josie is a wrinkled funky COR-CORT” 🙂

  2. I truly feel great sympathy towards the people who have been victimized by the Demonic practice of White Supremacy. I am fully cognizant of the mental and physical damage inflicted upon the peoples of the planet through this process of White Supremacy, having its foundation firmly established in the paganistic rituals of devil worship, a religion that indoctrinates the vulnerable into the worship of dead evil Caucasians as was recently done to the dead criminal who you call “Saint Patrick”, who murdered thousands of Africans in Ireland who were the Efé People, and White Supremacy called Pygmies, hence the depiction of Elves or Leprechauns as short people. These Africans inhabited these parts of Europe and were advanced in knowledge, wearing the Caduceus symbols on their Fezs, a symbol with standing snakes – hence Saint Patrick KILLING ALL THE SNAKES. These “SNAKES AND LEPRECHAUNS” were actually your African Ancestors, and like a bunch of idiots you call your children Patrick, like the socially maladjusted Priest from “Fond-le Guan” Father Patrick Anthony, who after being rejected by all the women of Castries became a perverted misogynist.

    Have you ever, I mean EVER, sat on the beach at Vieux Fort and attempted in reflection to understand how/why the Atlantic ocean is kept filled? Or why the earth is barren, then the blessed rain mingles with the dead earth and behold it springs to life with the food you eat? Instead you worship a Naked Caucasian man-god, who got a man’s wife pregnant, to pay the “price” to Satan for your sins. God Incarnate, God in person, Owner of the Galaxies! Creator of Death and Life, has to die to save the World? Therefore tomorrow God will be killed and his blood used to pay Satan to set you free from slavery.

  3. Surah Al-Hadid/The Iron
    In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.
    All that is in the heavens and the earth glorifieth Allah; and He is the Mighty, the Wise. (1) His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth; He quickeneth and He giveth death; and He is Able to do all things. (2)
    He is the First and the Last, and the Outward and the Inward; and He is Knower of all things. (3)
    He it is Who created the heavens and the earth in six Days; then He mounted the Throne. He knoweth all that entereth the earth and all that emergeth therefrom and all that cometh down from the sky and all that ascendeth therein; and He is with you wheresoever ye may be. And Allah is Seer of what ye do. (4)
    His is the Sovereignty of the heavens and the earth, and unto Allah (all) things are brought back. (5)
    He causeth the night to pass into the day, and He causeth the day to pass into the night, and He is knower of all that is in the breasts. (6)
    Believe in Allah and His messenger, and spend of that whereof He hath made you trustees; and such of you as believe and spend (aright), theirs will be a great reward. (7)
    What aileth you that ye believe not in Allah, when the messenger calleth you to believe in your Lord, and He hath already made a covenant with you, if ye are believers? (8)
    He it is Who sendeth down clear revelations unto His slave, that He may bring you forth from darkness unto light; and lo! for you, Allah is Full of Pity, Merciful. (9)
    And what aileth you that ye spend not in the way of Allah when unto Allah belongeth the inheritance of the heavens and the earth? Those who spent and fought before the victory are not upon a level (with the rest of you). Such are greater in rank than those who spent and fought afterwards. Unto each hath Allah promised good. And Allah is informed of what ye do. (10)
    Who is he that will lend unto Allah a goodly loan, that He may double it for him and his may be a rich reward? (11)
    On the day when thou (Muhammad) wilt see the believers, men and women, their light shining forth before them and on their right hands, (and wilt hear it said unto them): Glad news for you this day: Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein ye are immortal. That is the supreme triumph. (12)
    On the day when the hypocritical men and the hypocritical women will say unto those who believe: Look on us that we may borrow from your light! it will be said: Go back and seek for light! Then there will separate them a wall wherein is a gate, the inner side whereof containeth mercy, while the outer side thereof is toward the doom. (13)
    They will cry unto them (saying): Were we not with you? They will say: verily; but ye tempted one another, and hesitated, and doubted, and vain desires beguiled you till the ordinance of Allah came to pass; and the deceiver deceived you concerning Allah; (14)
    So this day no ransom can be taken from you nor from those who disbelieved. Your home is the Fire; that is your patron, and a hapless journey’s end. (15)
    Is not the time ripe for the hearts of those who believe to submit to Allah’s reminder and to the truth which is revealed, that they become not as those who received the scripture of old but the term was prolonged for them and so their hearts were hardened, and many of them are evil-livers. (16)
    Know that Allah quickeneth the earth after its death. We have made clear Our revelations for you, that haply ye may understand. (17)
    Lo! those who give alms, both men and women, and lend unto Allah a goodly loan, it will be doubled for them, and theirs will be a rich reward. (18)
    And those who believe in Allah and His messengers, they are the loyal, and the martyrs are with their Lord; they have their reward and their light; while as for those who disbelieve and deny Our revelations, they are owners of hell-fire. (19)

  4. Son-Of-Somthing:
    You who like to spread race hatred right here on a decent newspaper, I ask you;
    Which is more barbaric, the white supremacists we all hate or your demonic Muslim
    murderers hiding behind filthy beards, covered head to foot, to hide their identity?
    You and your type were never around when I grew up in a decent, law abiding St.Lucia
    with respect for the elderly, eat what we were fed and wear what we could afford. You
    want to poison the Minds of the innocent, unsuspecting youth with your foreign political
    cum religious Satanic ideology, you are fooling no one. It is well known that you are paid
    to do what you do, and in the end, there will be one loser – YOU.

    1. Virgil : Why do you think the Bible is so filled with deviant sexual activities ? I know you don’t care for truth, and you are no different than these CIA operatives John Wayne and Chastanet, feeding your brains poisons – shysters with no credibility and sense, who have sold their souls to damnation for a worldly price..

      King James died of dysentery; probably the first man to die of A.I.D.S. ; unable to drink soup – ‘Yo peytey fes misyeh’

      dysentery
      [dis-uh n-ter-ee]
      noun
      1.
      Pathology. an infectious disease marked by inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels, with diarrhea that becomes mucous and hemorrhagic.
      2.
      diarrhea.

  5. VIRGIL

    Like the incorrigible criminals, Josie, John Wayne, and the now deceased Self-hating Sambo UNCLE TOM TOM, you continue to put on public display your adversity to Truth and Righteousness. Yester God committed Suicide to pay Satan for your Sins, and today God is buried under some massive boulders in Nicodemus’ tomb. Tomorrow is your holiest day in Christianity; the day God comes back from the dead, and goes into hiding, being in fear for his life, knowing that if Pontius Pilate and his Roman soldiers saw God they would certainly KILL him again and this time dismember him and feed him to the Lions.

    The one thing that disappoints me the most, is how Deaf, Dumb, and Blind, Allah has made you. Why is the holiest day of your Satanic Religion of Christianity Called Easter Estore, the name of a Pagan Fertility Goddess? Why are all your Christian brethren painting Estore Eggs, and Rabbits are humping and going on egg hunts in the Forest to rape young virgins?

    Muslims, we worship none but God/Allah, who has no sons or daughters and is not a man or woman. We believe in ALL THE PROPHETS mentioned in the Quran, since we know the Bible was polluted be men, and the Homosexual King James changed everything to conform to his perversions of homosexual incests, even accusuin the Holy Prophet Jesus of being a booler This is what King James said of Jesus, Allah’s Peace be upon him:

    King James Homosexual, addressing the Privy Council wrote:

    “I, James, am neither a god nor an angel, but a man like any other. Therefore I act like a man and confess to loving those dear to me more than other men.

    You may be sure, that I love the Earl of Buckingham more than anyone else, and more than you who are here assembled.

    I wish to speak in my own behalf and not to have it thought to be a defect,

    For Jesus Christ did the same, and therefore I cannot be blamed. Christ had John, and I have George.

    James finally died at Theobalds House on 27 March during a violent attack of dysentery, with Buckingham at his bedside.[104]

  6. VIRGIL

    What does the Quran tell me about you?

    Surah Al-Anfal
    O Ye who believe! obey Allah and His apostle and turn not away therefrom while ye hearken. (20)

    And be not like unto those who say: we hear, whereas they hearken not. (21) Verily the vilest of beasts with Allah are the deaf and dumb who understand not. (22)

    AND AGAIN:

    Surah Al-Baqara
    And when it is said unto them: believe as the people believe, they say: Shall we believe as the foolish believe? Beware! They indeed are the foolish? But they know not. (13)

    And when they fall in with those who believe, they say: We believe; but when they go apart to their devils they declare: Lo! we are with you; verily we did but mock. (14)
    Allah (Himself) doth mock them, leaving them to wander blindly on in their contumacy. (15)

    These are they who purchase error at the price of guidance, so their commerce doth not prosper, neither are they guided. (16)

    Their likeness is as the likeness of one who kindleth fire, and when it sheddeth its light around him Allah taketh away their light and leaveth them in darkness, where they cannot see, (17)

    Deaf, dumb and blind; and they return not. (18)

    Or like a rainstorm from the sky, wherein is darkness, thunder and the flash of lightning. They thrust their fingers in their ears by reason of the thunder-claps, for fear of death, Allah encompasseth the disbelievers. (in His guidence) (19)

    The lightning almost snatcheth away their sight from them. As often as it flasheth forth for them they walk therein, and when it darkeneth against them they stand still. If Allah willed, He could destroy their hearing and their sight. Lo! Allah is able to do all things. (20)

  7. VIRGIL

    We believe that Noah was sent by Allah. We do NOT believe the filth King James wrote about Noah being DRUNK and being BOOLED by his son. Why would God send despicable characters to show us the righteous Path ? That is why you have these Socially Maladjusted, deviants, in these elaborate costumes telling you they have to stay away from THE EVIL WOMAN WHO GOD CURSED, therefore these Misogynist pedophiles rape your little boys and girls, get drunk on alcohol, rape Nuns and Masturbate in the Presbytery all day and night. So Allah Sent Noah with this Message:

    Surah Nooh
    In the name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful.

    Lo! We sent Noah unto his people (saying): Warn thy people ere the painful doom come unto them. (1)

    He said: O my people! Lo! I am a plain warner unto you (2)

    (Bidding you): Serve Allah and keep your duty unto Him and obey me, (3)

    That He may forgive you somewhat of your sins and respite you to an appointed term. Lo! the term of Allah, when it cometh, cannot be delayed, if ye but knew. (4)

    He said: My Lord! Lo! I have called unto my people night and day (5)

    But all my calling doth but add to their repugnance; (6)

    And lo! whenever I call unto them that Thou mayst pardon them they thrust their fingers in their ears and cover themselves with their garments and persist (in their refusal) and magnify themselves in pride. (7)

    And lo! I have called unto them aloud, (8)

    And lo! I have made public proclamation unto them, and I have appealed to them in private. (9)

    And I have said: Seek pardon of your Lord. Lo! He was ever Forgiving. (10)

    He will let loose the sky for you in plenteous rain, (11)

    And will help you with wealth and sons, and will assign unto you Gardens and will assign unto you rivers. (12)

    What aileth you that ye hope not toward Allah for dignity (13)

    When He created you by (divers) stages? (14)

    See ye not how Allah hath created seven heavens in harmony, (15)

    And hath made the moon a light therein, and made the sun a lamp? (16)

    And Allah hath caused you to grow as a growth from the earth, (17)

    And afterward He maketh you return thereto, and He will bring you forth again, a (new) forthbringing. (18)

    And Allah hath made the earth a wide expanse for you (19)

    That ye may thread the valley-ways thereof. (20)

    Noah said: My Lord! Lo! they have disobeyed me and followed one whose wealth and children increase him in naught save ruin; (21)

    And they have plotted a mighty plot, (22)

    And they have said: Forsake not your gods. Forsake not Wadd, nor Suwa’, nor Yaghuth and Ya’uq and Nasr. (23)

    And they have led many astray, and Thou increasest the wrong-doers in naught save error. (24)

    Because of their sins they were drowned, then made to enter a Fire. And they found they had no helpers in place of Allah. (25)

    And Noah said: My Lord! Leave not one of the disbelievers in the land. (26)

    If Thou shouldst leave them, they will mislead Thy slaves and will beget none save lewd ingrates. (27)

    My Lord! Forgive me and my parents and him who entereth my house believing, and believing men and believing women, and increase not the wrong-doers in aught save ruin. (28)

  8. SON OF MAN
    ALLAH’S PEACE B UPON U !
    The bible?
    Is a manual to control the human christian.

    this virgil have an IDIOTIC CONCEPT OF HER BIBLE.
    CHRISTIANITY IS THE ART of occupying limited minds with that which is impossible for them to comprehend.
    SON OF MAN
    Don’t wast your liberal mind over such a gravel-pimple reactionary minded person like that virgildischarge. pussy.
    .

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