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Why I Pretend To Know Usain Bolt

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Five times out of ten, my conversations in Japan will go like this: THEM:      You American? ME:            Jamaican. THEM:      Jamaica in Africa? ME:            No. Jamaica in Jamaica.                    (Blank stare)                     The Caribbean.                     (Blank stare)                     Usain Bolt. THEM:      Ooooooohhhhh!!!! Ahhhhh!!!! Bolto! Bolto! Yup, Bob Marley may have placed Jamaica’s name on… Read more »