“God grant that I will die in the pub!” and other Romani Oaths that I should use all the time

Solax, or oath-swearing is an interesting can be humorous and informal or deeply serious and ritualistic. Learn more about it here on ROMBASE: didactically edited information on Roma. http://ling.uni-graz.at/~rombase/cgi-bin/art.cgi?src=data/ethn/belief/oath.en.xml

For the record, The Corner House in Cork City, Ireland is my favorite pub, or God grant that I will die in that pub in front of the fire place with a lovely hot port on the tree-slice table before me.


Image from: www.panoramio.com

Haitian Fashion in the 1950’s: rocking those skirts and hats!

For a small scene, I wanted to look up some popular Haitian fashion from the 1950s, especially for well-to-do young women. I came across this delightful site kreyolicious.com that has loads of beautiful pictures of Haiti through the ages. It was even better than I imagined, and I have a very pretty imagination, so I had to share. Goodness, I love when research takes me exactly where I need to go.



Miss Haiti 1959-1960 Claudinette Fouchard, the daughter of anthropologist and scholar Jean Fouchard. Damn, girl!



Haitian teens enjoying the day. Look at that hat! That skirt!

Photos from kreyolicious.com