I love to talk. My first words were reportedly documented when I was nine months of age – a good while before I walked, which is apparently the wrong way round, or as we say in Trinidad and Tobago, “reverse of nature”. So it’s quite bewildering to me that I haven’t blogged before now. But the birth of my blog is not about making up for lost time, but rather about just what it says – speaking frankly – about any and everything that interests me.
“Franko-Men” is a local expression that, according to “Cote Ce, Cote La” (affectionately referred to as the Trinidad and Tobago Dictionary), means “to be frank”. It apparently also means to be caught red-handed, but we shall ignore that connotation! I have taken liberties with the spelling of the term because of my surname, Mendes-Franco (the first of which is pronounced like “men” with an “s” or a “z” for that matter; the second is self-explanatory). And if you can figure that out, just invert the two names, add my reputation for saying what I think and there you have it.
Welcome to my blog!