The Arabic Language Family.

I don’t usually link to either Twitter or single visual jokes, but I couldn’t resist this (sent me by Michael Hendry), tweeted by Amro Ali (@amroali) and labeled “The ‘happy’ Arabic language family and that one rebellious son (via Moroccan nat. memes, fb)”. Do your homework and straighten up, Darija!

Comments

  1. I was told that Egyptian Arabic has become a kind of standard for communication across the Arab world because of the popularity of Egyptian movies. So I was wondering what he means making Egypt into one of the babies.

  2. I started out trying to figure out things like that, but in the end I don’t think it pays to try to analyze the position of the other members of the family. It’s not that complex.

  3. John Cowan says:

    Maltese is the one who maxed out on all the cuteness and got the hell out of Dodge.

    By the way, if you click on the lower picture by @joeyayub, you see something interesting.

  4. I was told that Egyptian Arabic has become a kind of standard for communication across the Arab world because of the popularity of Egyptian movies.

    Exactly what I was told by an Egyptian Uber driver last week.

  5. “Maltese is the one who maxed out on all the cuteness and got the hell out of Dodge.”

    Maltese bought Versace everything and ran off to South Beach….out, proud and fabulous AF!

  6. “Exactly what I was told by an Egyptian Uber driver last week.”

    Yes, Egyptians often have that impression. It may even have been true a generation ago. It probably is still true that Egyptians make less effort to adjust their dialect when speaking to others than any other group of Arabic-speakers though.

  7. Athel Cornish-Bowden says:

    By the way, if you click on the lower picture by @joeyayub, you see something interesting.

    I found something interesting that is unlikely to be what you have in mind. @joeyayub is quite like my son-in-law (staying here at the moment), who is half-Syrian.

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