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16 July, 2006

Dubialect

7Days has attempted to define "Dinglish" - a unique dialect of English spoken in Dubai. Most of its suggested phrases are rather unlikely to catch on, but a few deserve attention:

how much? - A colloquial Bur Dubai greeting.

lebbed out - State of exhaustion sometimes associated with Peppermint nightclub.

modhesh-fatigue - The state of irritability currently afflicting many Dubai-residents.

my friend - A total stranger.


They missed out a few:

OBE (Old Boring Expat) - those that bore on endlessly about how there used to be "nothing but the Trade Centre" and "we all used to go to Sharjah for a great night out"

Al Shittihad Road - where 60% percent of Dubai's workforce spends 80% percent of its waking hours

Graysian - couple comprising grey-haired paleface, granddaughter-age East Asian lady

Kretin Times - Your No 1 Favourite Stab-Your-Own-Eyeballs Daily Newspaper

Murdhesh - the state of outright grab-a-knife, buy-an-AK47, rent-a-nuke from Osama if one has to drive past that damn grinning yellow maggot one more time

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19 Comments:

Anonymous dubai-the city of plastic said...

well.. id say aiii to that.... another day.. and well... tell me this all of u people.. here... what is it there to do in this sadlands..... besides.... going to clubs ( if u brown u aint allowed) or the malls.... is there any thing u can suggest ....... where .. one does not burn his wallet or... be humilated.....go on say....lets see... yeah exactly.. there is nothing to do in dubai.... exactly my point....

16 July, 2006 04:06  
Blogger Al Sinjab said...

Ok, city-of-plastic, I'll bite.

Just a few out of the top of my head. Some are seasonal, but I'm sure you can find something on here.

1. Wadi bashing/hiking
2. Dune bashing
3. camping
4. picnics
5. day at the beach
6. snorkeling
7. sports teams (a large variety)
8. drama clubs
9. art groups
10. ice skating
11. shishering
12. karak on the corniche with friends
13. walks/runs - organized or independent
14. learning one of the many languages of the UAE
15. visiting people at an old folks home
16. bollywood theme party with friends
17. discussing politics or literature with friends...if you don't have friends there's always someone at the blue souq up for a good discussion
18. exploring a neighbouring emirate
19. fishing

and my personal favourite,

20. baseball with blue jelly fish (best in march and april)

16 July, 2006 10:15  
Blogger Insipid Chagrin said...

If you brown, you ain't allowed...

There's a wonderful blues songs in there somewhere.

Speaking of blues, Blue Souq?? Haven't heard of that, i'm afraid. What's it all about?

Baseball with BLUE jellyfish? I need to try that :)

Moody blue, tell me am i getting through?

16 July, 2006 14:58  
Anonymous that creepy yellow thing said...

Is that the Murdheshyou know, SD ?

16 July, 2006 16:05  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Is that the Murdhesh you know, SD ?
Reverse the head-ripping0off, and it most definitely is.

I hate it I hate it I hate it I hate it make it GO AWAY!!!!

16 July, 2006 16:10  
Anonymous some form of sheep said...

Murdhesh as SD wants "it" to be.

btw, is that thing male or female. Most monsters dont have a gender.

16 July, 2006 16:51  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Murdhesh as SD wants "it" to be.

Ohhhh..... that is so beautiful! That has literally made my week.

Thank you ;)

16 July, 2006 16:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think SD fantasizes makign love to Modhesh

16 July, 2006 18:35  
Blogger Dr. Banner said...

Now that you mention it SD, Modesh really does look like a maggot. Damn.

16 July, 2006 22:48  
Blogger MD said...

i LOVE modhesh!

u're all just jealous because u can't be that happy, or maybe u're not as yellow :P

17 July, 2006 00:32  
Anonymous dubai-the city of plastic said...

here are ur answers..

1. Wadi bashing/hiking- wadi ... huh.. u mean the rocky area with piss running in it.. hikiing where.. give me the gps cordinates.. oh wait even the cops here cant help u with that if u get lost... shoo yannii GPS
2. Dune bashing - yeah i can see that to be done every day ... yup..
3. camping- yes yes .. i love to be a target for them unruly gays of ajman and RAK
4. picnics - hmmm yeah we have so many open forests
5. day at the beach - yeah i love my skin when its red and weldone
6. snorkeling - cooool.. ill see the silt of the palm and jebel ali.. no wait the silt is all over.. nice
7. sports teams (a large variety) - errmmmm teams .. u mean one odd straight guy in al hali club
8. drama clubs - lol... what club.... that we see in the malls everyday
9. art groups - yes... painting grafiti all over satwa
10. ice skating - now one this i have never done in my life whr is this ( being sarcastic)
11. shishering - i love to kill my lungs
12. karak on the corniche with friends - ithere is nothing like sweat down the crack of ur ass
13. walks/runs - organized or independent - same as above
14. learning one of the many languages of the UAE - now then sherlok... hindi hindi urdu urdu arabic and malyalam .. i ok with english
15. visiting people at an old folks home - they aint my folks.. if u aint visitng them give me one good reason why should i.
16. bollywood theme party with friends- borringggggggg
17. discussing politics or literature with friends...if you don't have friends there's always someone at the blue souq up for a good discussion - and then face the firing squad
18. exploring a neighbouring emirate - heheheheheh hmm tree.. palm.. sand .. gays... overspeeders... ok done
19. fishing - one needs a permit.... ell now we need one for everything.. even to camp .
baseball .. ? ?????? jelly fish???? is it like bebsi....

17 July, 2006 10:58  
Blogger ReginaFilangee said...

how about starting a phone conversation with "tell me"

17 July, 2006 15:28  
Blogger Al Sinjab said...

Insipid Chagrin - The Blue Souk in Sharjah. Maybe it goes by a different name?

City of Plastic - You're right. I can see how Emirates would really suck without any friends. And I can see how making friends must be difficult for someone like you who comes across as very lazy, judgemental, and homophobic.

Good luck dude. I was just throwing some ideas out there to help.

18 July, 2006 01:39  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it funny how when you may ask a question such as "How are you today?", you get an answer such as "Too much hot!!"

Got in a taxi once and the driver was holding his head in his hands and shaking his head also. When asked if he was OK, his reply was "Too many paining!" --> poor guy had a headache.

I'm pretty sure the English isn't quite right there... =D

18 July, 2006 09:42  
Blogger SAND DANCE said...

dubai-the-city-of-plastic....GET A LIFE

18 July, 2006 11:27  
Blogger SAND DANCE said...

Secret Dubai.....the old expact treat Dubai like home. Unlike the ones....who are here simply to make a quick buck and leave. They have no clue about what lies outside beyond their locality. Dubai is not all tall buildings and freehold devp....drive around, leave the city...explore. You won't regret it.

18 July, 2006 11:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LO frickin L

20 July, 2006 03:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>>where 60% percent of Dubai's workforce spends 80% percent of its waking hours<<

60 percent percent? 80 percent percent?

You'll be writing "£10 pounds" or "$20 dollars" next...

21 July, 2006 01:55  
Blogger Georgia said...

dubai-city-of-plastic, exactly what the hell are you doing here if it's all so horrible and gays keep targeting you? Most gay guys I know would have better taste.

23 July, 2006 18:14  

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