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Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by ken thompson, Apr 10, 2003.
Has anyone heard this? Apparantly it is a very powerful insult in the Arab world. Seems silly.
you talkin to me?
Most of those insults seem silly. I mean, the obsession with footwear is almost absurd. "He should be hit with a shoe!" And someone said that the is the equivalent of the western "middle finger." Well, I see a lot of smiling people who are apparently also flippin' us off as we drive by them. So who knows?
Malcolm, the thumbs up was that way for them once, but it is widely believed that they adopted the western meaning and that is why they are using it.
I believe the phrase is ... "I curse your mustache..." And if it's near dinner time ended with "....No soup for you!!!!"
"Your mother wears Army boots."
Interesting about that "thumbs up" thing about being equivalent to our middle finger. Especially if those two signals evolved from the same thing. Are there any women here that can verify this?
I don't think it's right to say the culture of other countries is "silly".
What about "my ancestors spit on your haircut"? I've heard that one before.
In the UN a few weeks ago some of the Arab ambassadors got into a shouting match and one of them cursed the others mustache, I remember a few articles about how it was such a huge insult. Also, what is the deal with hitting things with shoes? Is there extra meaning behind hitting a statue or picture with shoes or is it just the most convenient object available?
I read that the bottom of the shoe is in constant contact with all manner of foul things, so it's basically heaping dirt/schmutz/excrement on the object of scorn. "So's your old man!"
Are you talkin' to my mustache? It's the only one here.
What about them whacky French with
I'm really beginning to like the shoe thing. Could someone spoilerize what the hell "[email protected]##" represents? For the life of me I can't figure it out. :b