Yah says He was going to put ‘the switch’ or the rod of correction on Ysrayl in Yeremiyah 1:11-12. The switch represented captivity. The switch was described as an almond branch here. Our people know about ‘the switch’. Grand parents, daddy, mama and them (the them is our aunties, uncles and older cousins too) did not play. Whoever saw you acting a fool in the streets or at home tore you up then you got the switch or belt again when your parents heard about it.