Saturday, June 28, 2008

When it's over


And I spake into the warm evening air:
O Cairo, O Cairo! Wherefore art thou called Cairo...

He jetted a phlegm turd out his cigar hole and called out:
ma3 rofsh

Today, wherefore art thou means more literally WHY art thou. Or you can ask WHAT art thou. Same answer.
Maarofsh, or moosh aarif, is the way they choose to say "I don't know." Yes, because they're too cool for the Standard Arabic "laa arif."

1 comment:

Awoof said...

Hello fellow entrepeneur-in-the-making,

How is it going? I know I should stop being lazy and read through your blog to find out the answer to the question I'm about to ask but, why Egypt? I take it you speak Arabic then?