useful phrases for backpackers in the middle east
March 7, 2007 10:05pm CST
• "Kbar Khali-Kili Haftir Lotfan." Thank you for showing me your marvelous gun. • "Khrel, Jepaheh Maneh Va Jayeii Amrikahey" I will tell you the names and addresses of many American spies travelling as reporters. • "Tikeh Nuneh Ba Ob Khrelleh Bezorg Va Khube Boyast Ino Begeram" The water soaked breadcrumbs are delicious, thank you. I must have the recipe. • "Ekr Gabul Cardan Davat Parh Gush Divar" I am delighted to accept your kind invitation to lie down on the floor with my arms above my head with my legs apart. • "Maternier Ghermez Ahlieh Ghorban" The red blindfold would be lovely, excellency. • "Howmaeh Fekr Tamomeh Oeh Gorteh Bande" I agree with everything you have ever said and thought in your whole life. • "Balli, Balli, Balli" Whatever you say. • "Auto Arraregh Davateman Mano Sephaheh- Hasti" It is exceptionally kind of you to allow me to travel in the trunk of your car. • "Cashal-Eh Fashal-Eh Tupheman Na Degat Man Goftam Cheeshayeh Mohemarir Behmeshvarehma." If you will do me the kindness of not harming my genital appendages, I will gladly reciprocate by betraying my country in public.
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• United States
8 Mar 07
I DO understand that this is a joke and is supposed to be funny. I am not from the middle east; nor is any member of my family BUT I really think this was in poor taste and rather insulting to middle easterners. As I said I understand this is a joke but it is hurtful cause it implies that all middle easterners are terrorists and we know that is not true. Don't be surprised if people complain
8 Mar 07
Late one Friday night the policeman spotted a man driving very erratically through the streets of Dublin. They pulled the man over and asked him if he had been drinking that evening. "Aye, so I have. 'Tis Friday, you know, so me and the lads stopped by the pub where I had six or seven pints. And then there was something called "Happy Hour" and they served these mar-gar-itos which are quite good. I had four or five o'those. Then I had to drive me friend Mike home and O' course I had to go in for a couple of Guiness - couldn't be rude, ye know. Then I stopped on the way home to get another bottle for later .." And the man fumbled around in his coat until he located his bottle of whiskey, which he held up for inspection. The officer sighed, and said, "Sir, I'm afraid I'll need you to step out of the car and take a breathalyzer test." Indignantly, the man said, "Why? Don't ye believe me?!?"