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The Queen's English and The Telephone

The skit depicts Sarah and Addie, two market women, who are scrutinized because of the way they speak. The continental gentleman wants to tell Addie that she must speak American English. They are upset because of course they understand each other. Yet this gentleman sees it fit to tell them that they are speaking ‘calypso’ a local genre of music in the Caribbean. Each of them resorts to the understanding that their colloquial words are called “Crucian.”  It is the dialect spoken throughout the island. They are now also confronted with a new apparatus that is called the telephone. 

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