- Jan 23, 2011
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Was Abe G from OGJamaica or from Jamaica Plains, NY or some other Jamaicaetcetc?I used to work with a welder who was from Jamaica he told me all Jamaicans have two first names. His name was Abraham George
I ask because, while I cannot speak from personal experience (having never been to OGJ, and having only ever transited JP,NY enroute to JFK (and certainly never having had any welding work done while passing through there, iirc)), and so perhaps all Jamaican-origin welders indeed do have two first names, or maybe it might just be that Abe's brothers Bill, Edwin, Kevin, Marcus, Samuel George and sisters Pauline and Susie of course fit that rule, I'm not sure that either way we should trust Abe regarding all Jamaicans, given this list (which I assume represents a decent cross-section of Jamaicans with names).
I do know a guy named Frank The Welder (with a capital "T" sometimes but not always), but he's not Jamaican, nor even from the NYC area. He's just a nice crotchety older bearded guy from Vermont, who makes really great bicycle frames and really great maple syrup (but "Frank The Welder And Maple Syrup Maker" just doesn't have the same ring to it to him, I guess).