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Holy war

John Crow:

Joncrow is the name given to a bird found in Jamaica. Similar to a raven or magpie, blackbird or crow. In Jamaica, there used to be a reverend whose name was John Crow. According to some, he would wear long black robes and preach, perched on the pulpit, bent over like a vulture at a carrion feast. Whenever Jamaicans used to see a raven or blackbird in a similar stance hunched over an ill begotten meal, they would exclaim in their Patois tongue "Wat a way dat bird dere fava Joncrow Suh" which basically translates to "Doesn't that bird over there sure look like Reverend John Crow?"