Jamaican Sayings – 2

Old Firestick easy to Catch

This statement refers to the fact that it is easier to light dry wood than green.

The last time I heard it said was a few decades ago. I was standing in a shop in deep country, waiting to be served. The Widow was simpering because the Manager was flirting with her.

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Miss Maggie, who was next to me said it softly,

“ahh eee…. ole firesick easy fi ketch'”.

Those around us gave her a glance and nodded turning back to watch the  ‘show’.

Miss Maggie had said it to indicate the behaviour of the Widow was ripe for involvement with the Manager.

It is a term often used to indicate that a person who had already been in a relationship is more likely to be available for a new relationship.


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Written by jaylar