Mar 30, 2017
Arabic is a part of pretty much every Muslim's life, whether it’s
in the salaams they share with their family, in their name, or it’s
the language they speak at home. In this episode, Ahmed talks with
Kamelya Omayma Youssef and Amy D. about what it’s like to grow up
Arab versus growing up non-Arab, and the different ways of learning
the language—from the Qur’an to “lughat al-Net” (language of the
internet). And, they talk about how the sacred-sounding “wallahi”
(I swear to god) came to be used to describe a certain type of
young, Arab guy known as the “wallah bro." Then, Reeda Saleem and
Ahmed talk about people messing up their names, and this weird
thing that’s been happening online where people mispronounce the
hell out of of Arabic phrases. A staff gorilla.
Follow Ahmed at @radbrowndads.
Follow the show at @seesomething and facebook.com/seesomethingpodcast,
Subscribe to our newsletter buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething/newsletter,
Find more Arabic mispronunciations at buzzfeed.com/ahmedaliakbar/a-staff-gorilla,
Find more episodes at buzzfeed.com/seesomethingsaysomething,
Email us at email@example.com.
Our music is by The Kominas. Follow them at @TheRealKominas and kominas.bandcamp.com
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices