Stephanie Lyew, Youthlink Writer
Jamaica 50th Word of the Week:
This patois word means to talk too much and is sometimes used to describe someone as a 'Labba-mout' or a chatter box.
Quote of the week
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring." ~Marilyn Munroe
Joke of the week
Big shot or not?
A young businessman had just started his own firm. He rented a beautiful office and had it furnished with antiques. Sitting there, he saw a man come into the outer office. Wishing to appear the hotshot, the businessman picked up the phone and started to pretend he had a big deal working. He threw huge figures around and made giant commitments. Finally, he hung up and asked the visitor, "Can I help you?"
The man said, "Yeah, I've come to activate your phone lines."
Discussion topic of the week:
Let's see how much of an addict you are to your BlackBerry smartphones! Check out the top-three comments and the poll to this week's discussion topic! If you are stuck on the road and your BlackBerry phone dies, how much would you pay to get it charged?
Top Three Comments:
Danielle Smith: I'm not addicted to my BlackBerry, so I wouldn't pay any money to get my phone charged. I think I could manage to wait until I get home; if it is an emergency I'd go to a business place and ask the receptionist or security if he or she could kindly charge my phone for me.
Adrain Wray: I'd pay up to $200 dollars, if necessary, because I have friends that I could contact for help, or persons in my BlackBerry contacts on any occasion who are just a phone call away.
Orane Geddes: I won't have to pay because I know how BlackBerry batteries etc, stay so I will walk with my other phone [which holds charge] wherever I am going or whenever I am going far distances.
Discussion Poll (out of 50 readers):
You need an intervention ($500 and up): 60%
You're under observation (less than $500): 26%
Immune to BB addiction (nothing at all): 14%
Picture of the week
It would be a sin to eat this beautiful watermelon designed into a bouquet by Karen Hall in Jackson Town, Trelawny. Thanks again to the reader who shared the photo with us.