In January 2011, the Saifi Institute for Arabic Language introduced “Let’s talk dirty with Marc,” the first Arabic class to teach foreigners Lebanese curse words within a cultural context.

“One of my students came to class one day after cursing an old man, who had called her a bad name. She immediately responded with the typical, ‘your mother,’ and he was apparently dumbfounded. She was very proud of herself,” explained Ghazar.

We better watch out when cursing foreigners in Arabic from now on. [Link]

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