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  • It seems that a great national boredom, or "tufush," has seized the young men of Saudi, and with no public entertainment and few jobs, an underground car culture has flourished.

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  • “Some young people, asked why they risked their lives this way, said it was because of “tufush,�? a colloquial Arabic word for boredom whose meaning is said by some to derive from the gestures made by a drowning man.�?

    The New York Times, Saudi Racers Roar All Night, Fueled by Boredom, by Robert F. Worth, March 7, 2009

    March 8, 2009