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  • I see this is in my bananas list already. I'll be adding it to the kerchief list, too.

    September 19, 2011

  • For those who don’t read Arabic, here’s Google’s eloquent translation of sinnoch’s sciscitating verse:

            What say? Who me? Rich
            Amended and ad? Alawaz? For? About the heart? Na? E?
            Mother? DNA? Zdyark? ? J father? J. Waller? Quba?
            Heart? Know? O Adhul? B? Disease? E?
            More ...
            Photo provided

    September 17, 2011

  • Or a pickpocket specializing in Ahmadinejad.

    April 15, 2008



  • ماذا يَقول�? الَّذي ي�?غَنّي
    عَذل�? العَواذ�?ل�? حَولَ قَلب�? التائ�?ه�?
    أَم�?نَ ا�?زدَيارَك�? �?ي الد�?جى الر�?قَباء�?
    القَلب�? أَعلَم�? يا عَذول�? ب�?دائ�?ه�?
    المزيد ...
    صورة المقدمة

    April 15, 2008

  • So much raw talent here on Wordie. We need to bottle it.

    April 15, 2008

  • I see other fragments of the manuscript are remnant. Nice one yarb!

    April 15, 2008

  • If you're in Baghdad with a banana in your pocket -
    maybe on your way to the souk to hock it -
    beware Abanananad, faster than a rocket!
    Keep that banana in a box! And lock it!

    April 15, 2008

  • If you feel a bit lighter in ye olde Baghdad
    Check your kameez 'cos you mightta been had
    And wheel for a glimpse of a gilt-fingered cad:
    Fruit-pluckin', scarf-suckin' Abanananad.


    One of the few surviving quatrains.

    April 15, 2008

  • yarb: you must be thinking of the infamous abanananad of Bagdhad, immortalized in the epic poem, the Abananaeneid.

    April 15, 2008

  • Or bananas.

    April 14, 2008

  • a pickpocket specializing in handkerchiefs or bandannas

    April 14, 2008