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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.
The Truth About Cars 2009
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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