Philp, on the other hand, has a clear distinction about the terms:
“West Indies refers to the former colonies of England – mostly English speaking. ‘Caribbean’ refers to the whole gumbo: English, French, Spanish, patwa, what-have-you speaking archipelago of islands, and the coastal regions of South and Central Americas. You could even extend the definition to places in North America such as the recently colonized Miami and the older cities in Louisiana and the Carolinas or Plantation America.”
Check out the rest of the discussion between Guyana Media Critic, Francis Wade, and Geoffrey Philp over at Global Voices
i'll check the link later but my personal definition is if you participate in the regional cricket tournament you're west indies if not your just caribbean :-)
Thanks for getting involved Geoffrey. I know you love these things.
JDID, that's the best answer I've ever heard! True-true.
J did. Add that comment to the GV post. It's a great discussion generator.
I read this already... It was very interesting.
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