September 28, 2004

Arabic Swear Words: I'm Rusty Shackleford, kelbeh!

I was over reading a post at Blogs of War when I realized that I could swear in at least three languages, but not Arabic! Man, I have been missing out on so much!! *slaps forehead*

How does one decipher a message from a reader calling you ya manache'h without this knowledge? Or, what if you need to pass along a super secret message to your Arab readers about that koos gahba ahbe Wonkette? And if the Chappelle show ever gets syndicated on al Jazeera, you'll definitely need to know what Rick James means when he calls you a kelbeh.

Here is a useful guide for troops about to deploy to Iraq. Might come in useful when some smiling local kanith calls you kwanii right before lobbing a grenade in your direction. Also, when a local barboog asks you, "Aiyz temus?", remember that the going rate is $5-$10 depending on how the sharmoota answers this question, "Bit tifi wela bit tibla'ee?"

What other uses have I found for my new lexicon? Read on.

-Allah to Kos "Elif air ab tizak"

-Goldstein to Europe "Boos zibbi"

-Powerline to the esses (pronounced ess-ehs) "In'a'al mayteen ehlak"
Al Qaeda
to the esses "Aiza ta'mili hagat wiskha ma'aya?"
Esses to al Qaeda "El Khara Dah?"

-Jeff to voters "Kis em ick."

-Dean to Soros "Hak arkab!"

-Micks to Frogs "Yela'an sabe'a jad lak!"

-Hitchens to Democrats "Inta ibn al-Himar."

-Mathew to Wonkette "A tabbub zibby ib teezik."
Wonkette to Mathew "Ok, but it'll cost $50."

Oh, the possibilities are endless!!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:01 AM | Comments |