The Corner

Sand in The Face

Is it really true, as Mark Steyn says in his Telegraph piece today, that

“I fart in your beard” is a common Arab insult? A schoolfellow of mine

claimed to have looked into a textbook of the Arabic language and

encountered the insult: “You cross-eyed son of a three-legged hunchback

with no thumbs!” He also said that the book contained the endearment: “I

love you, you love me, and my he-camel loves your she-camel.” He was not,

however, a very truthful boy.


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