Barlow's Cayman

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Barlow's Cayman
Gordon Barlow has lived in Cayman since 1978.
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  • Uncle Charles and the Boko Haram 1 week ago Boko Haram is the name that Western commentators give to one of the fundamentalist Moslem organizations in northern Nigeria. In the context of Islamism, a fair translation is probably “Purity”. Its members are fiercely anti-all-things-Western – not least, the national borders of Africa that...
  • The Village Greenies Cricket Club 3 weeks ago A “greenie” was a bottle of Heineken, the most popular beer in Cayman at the time, at least among cricketers. Our club’s name had nothing to do with the village greens of England, but the name was cleverly chosen.In the beginning, the club was often scratching around for players in the...
  • The ancient clans of Britain 3 weeks ago Celtic clan-indicators have long held a fascination for me. They all seem to have originated as glottal-stop prefixes. A glottal-stop is the sound in the middle of uh-oh, and of butter in some English dialects. Think of that line from “Right Said Fred” (the song, not the band): “Bu’ i’...
  • England's aborigines 2 months ago Britain’s first settlers emigrated from what is now France or Spain, anywhere from seven to twelve thousand years ago, while Britain was still mostly covered with ice, and before the English Channel made an island of it. Well, that’s the conventional wisdom. I think France is a reasonable...
  • How could I ever forget Whatsisname? 2 months ago The things you find when you’re throwing out old books and papers! Somehow, the other day, an old address-book from 1966 surfaced, and I’ve been surfing through it trying to put faces and incidents to the names in it. (I’m talking about a real old-fashioned handwritten address book. Younger...

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Lindsay De Feliz
21:01 PM November 16, 2012

I always enjoy reading Gordon's blog. Insightful and interesting information and always makes me think. Good job.

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