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  • Wikipedia says it's a Tunisian spirit made from figs.

    September 25, 2011

  • "Chickpeas, cumin, fava beans, artichokes, fennel, boukha: have something to eat, here's a drink, you're all welcome."

    Talismano by Abdelwaheb Meddeb, translated by Jane Kuntz, p 92 of the Dalkey Archive Press paperback

    September 25, 2011

  • Wikipedia says it's a Tunisian spirit made from figs.

    Well, of course that's what that bunch of Tunisian Wiki-figmongers want you to believe.

    September 25, 2011

  • Ce moment délicat dans un resto juif je voulais faire le connaisseur et commander une boukha (alcool de figue) et j'ai demandé une #burqa.

    Which of us *hasn't* had this experience? Hilarity ensues.

    September 25, 2011

  • Conceivably you could hide in the burqa now you've made a fine fig(ure) of yourself.

    September 26, 2011