Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Inno shouuuu...

One of the arguments that usually get me scolded by my mother is saying "shou?" instead of "na3am?" sometimes. Yes, I'm 25 and I still argue with my mom over the shou/na3am use. In fact, "shou" is categorized under the insult section in our house (this is an answer to all the people who wonder why I never swear when driving). And btw, don't think it's an excuse if it accidentally slipped your mind:
- Mom, come on! I just came back from the gym. I'm all sweaty, smelly, disgusting and ready to crash down on anything! Not the shou/na3am argument!

On the other hand, stepping into the "outside world" can get confusing. I have often heard the speech that someone from long time ago used to deliver to me every time:
- "Na3am?"? mahdoumeh Eve, are you serious? What am I? the Abouna/ Father of the church?

So after all these years, I'm programmed to saying "na3am" now, bass inno how can you be Lebanese and not say "shou" wlo?!


At Tuesday, June 06, 2006 11:40:00 PM, Blogger Jamal said...

yen3am 3leiki ya mhathabe.

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 12:15:00 AM, Blogger The Eyewitness said...

Lebanese with "shou" proves that miracles still exist. Take it easy, enjoy it.

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 1:52:00 AM, Blogger hashem said...

I had the same arguments with mom...and now, I say na3am in all tones....from na3am :) to a na3am?na3am? to na3aaam??
well...it's about the tone I think!
and btw, wlo is a favourite word for me...wlooooooo!

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 7:58:00 AM, Blogger Lazarus said...

wait ... i think the more serious question is how can you be lebanese and NOT swear when driving?

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 10:54:00 AM, Blogger linalone said...

I do agree with Lazarus ... in deed, how can you?

At Wednesday, June 07, 2006 7:07:00 PM, Blogger Eve said...

Jamal, that someone used to reply to me the same way :)

thank you on behalf of all the lebanese ;)

Hashem, do you have to drink a cup of pure lemon every morning and evening too? :)

Lazarus & linalone,
ma ba3ref.. I guess 3endeh sheresh mish libneneh, or maybe im adopted from another country? ;)

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 5:41:00 AM, Blogger nour said...

it has always been a big issue with my dad also: "shou is impolite"..
nowadays, i use them all "shou [rarely], na3am, 3afwan [after i came to dubai, and i dunno the reason!!] and the sarcastic one is KIF YA3NEH.."

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 7:57:00 AM, Blogger hashem said...

well, Eve, she tried, but I categorically refused...3ada 3an el egg kel sobo7, and a long list....she kinda gave up at the end...:)

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Nour said...

At our home b2a the "Na3am" is the impolite thing to say.. we have 2 say "Afandem".. cultural differneces b2a ya Evo.. loool :D

At Thursday, June 08, 2006 12:29:00 PM, Blogger angelus said...

enfin, une femme ui aime faire de la moto, moi j'adore cela, seul inconvénient..... les mouches dans les dents


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