Re this whole issue, and also re my other post about the English language in England (or Britain, I should say - I live in Cymru [Wales] which is most definitely *NOT* England)... would also add that caribbean dialects (mostly Jamaican but others as well) have been hugely influential in the way English is spoken on the streets today by working class youth in general, not only those of caribbean descent (and including whites). "Blood", "Respect" and a slew of other catchphrases and slangs that have entered the popular dialect all come from us. In fact it could be argued that we have culturally colonized Britain, from the language to the food to the music. (Or, looking at it another way, that they have assimilated it from us).
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