Saturday, January 27, 2007

My Arabic

As Flo, the Dobie, pulls me along on our walks, in search of cats, I have to dig my heels into the sand and hold the leash in both hands. Picture me water-skiing, she's the motorboat.

I've often commented to the Iraqis how strong she is, using my new Arabic. They've always looked at me slightly confused.

I've just discovered why. I've been using the word for "cold".

I think I've given Flo a bad rap...

For future reference, "strong" in Arabic is pronounced "aw-wee".

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