Saturday, September 18, 2004


Son of a Joke!

One of the wonders of the Egyptian Arabic language is that when someone is known by a virture or sin, they call him its father "Abu," e.g., father of generosity, of understanding, of ignorance; however, a funny man who knows how to joke is called a 'Son of a joke' (Ibn nokta)!

- A translation of ابن نُكتة

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