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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Whining Season??????

So, I was checking out some upcoming Carnivals in Florida, Orlando and Tampa to be exact, and stumbled upon a flyer for a fete in Tampa:




There are two issues I have with this flyer, the first one also extends itself to many advertisements, whether by flyer or website, for several of these international Carnivals that have popped up. Why do they use costumes from Trinidad Carnival, case in point with this flyer is the two Harts models? If you are advertising YOUR state or country's Carnival why not use photographs of costumed masqueraders from the previous year? That always annoys me a bit, when I see an advertisement for a Carnival and lo and behold there are costumes from Island People as in the Orlando Carnival website. Take a page from the website for Philly Carnival and showcase actual masqueraders so that people, like myself, who have never been can get a feel for what the festival is about.

Second issue I have is with the word WHINING, like that is so TOTALLY not the way the word is spelt in context to Carnival and fetes!! "To wine, if you don’t know, is to move your hips and waist in a “winding” motion, hence the name", that is a quote from Lisa Allen Agostini when I wrote all about wining in a post entitled "Show Meh How Yuh Does Wine", the article is a good read for those who are unclear of what WINING is.

The definition of "WHINING":
*long and high-pitched like a whine or plaintive crying
* fretful: habitually complaining; "a whining child"

Please, please, please somebody give these "foreigners" a copy of Cote Ci Cote La, the Trinidad Dictionary! It really irks me when the word WHINE is used to describe a Trini Wine..steups!



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