Typical Lebanese fight in front of AUB

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I witnessed a typical Lebanese fight right next to the Medical Gate at AUB. It had all the typical Lebanese sayings such as: “nzal men el siyyara iza rejjel” (step out of the car if you’re man enough), and “3ashou 3am betzammer??” (Why are you honking?)

So the guy in the black Nissan Sunny was trying to park when the guy in the white cab started to honk. So out of nowhere 3antar(*) steps out of his car and starts cursing at the guy, blocking the road and causing even more traffic than usual. He shouted at the guy in the white car for about a minute. A couple of times, the other guy was just about to step out of the car, but at the last second would change his mind. Maybe it’s because he noticed that 3antar can kick his ass, and decided it would be better for his teeth to just relax.

In the end 3antar parked his car and lived happily ever after.

* – 3antar or Antar is a Lebanese folk hero. Guys who sound like they’re not afraid of anything are referred to as 3antar of Antar

14 thoughts on “Typical Lebanese fight in front of AUB

  1. Majd

    this is a junior 3antar since he left your cam unharmed 😛 watch out next time “min il 3aneitir illi mtalleiyeh il balad”

  2. Barakat

    “Antarah Ibn Shaddād al-‘AbsÄ« was a pre-Islamic Arabian Najdi hero and poet (525-608) famous both for his poetry and his adventurous life… was born in Najd (the northern Arabian Peninsula), he was the son of Shaddād, a well-respected member of the Arabian tribe of Banu Abs, his mother was named Zabaibah, of whom it has been claimed was an Ethiopian woman.”

    Although I believe that our Lebanese version of Antar is much more heroic 🙂

  3. Ronman

    Barakat, but in the context that SHeikh espear is also Lebanese from (Zekreet upon Nahr el Kalb) Antar is as Lebanese as they come…

    Chamchoum is Lebanese though…No? (from Ashrafieh upon Naher Bayrout)

  4. Ronman

    By the way, someone should teach 3antar how to park, he’s too far from the spot, no wonder he pissed people off, maybe not because he blocked the road, but proved to be an insult to drivers…

    what a git…

  5. Barakat

    Hey Ronman, you’re talking about my neighborhood (“from Ashrafieh upon Naher Bayrout”)! 🙂

    Even though Chamchoum wasn’t Lebanese, he had the “zkert”-ness of a Lebanese. Maybe he was nationalized 🙂


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