From the land of pyramids, pharaohs, and papyrus, we bring you a look at Egyptian culture past and present. Grab a cup of mint tea, fire up the hookah, crack open a novel by Naguib Mahfouz, play some songs by Abdel Halim Hafez, or put on a movie starring Omar Sharif and join us while we share recipes, music, jokes, videos, and current events from Egypt.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Thursday Thirteen: You Know You're Egyptian When ...

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Today's Scribe:

1. You know that 1 minute = 1 hour

2. You say "estubid" and "owet" for stupid and out

3. You have billions of cousins

4. You call every person you've never met before "uncle," "ammo," or "khalu"

5. You love to laugh and smile

6. You have ten different foods at your dinner table

7. Your middle name is your father's first name, whether you are male or female

8. You're probably the loudest in your circle of friends

9. Your mom says things like, "Put za sings in za sing"

10. You ask your dad a simple question and he tells you a lengthy story about how he had to walk miles just to get to school and forgets to answer the question that you asked

11. You pronounce the letter B as P so that you say Bebsi, bolice, and bubby instead of Pepsi, police, and puppy

12. When you fly back home after a trip, you find 20 or more people waiting for you at the airport

13. You fight over who pays the dinner bill

1 comment:

  1. Love this list :) I think I might be Egyptian because of some of these, number 8 in particular :)


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