Dubai Consumer Mirror

Friday, April 28, 2006

Spelling Bees

A friend insisted that I blog this telephone conversation:

- Hello, can I talk to Paul please?
- Baul?
- No, Paul...
- Baul?
- Paul.. PPPPaul
- Yes, Baul
- Not Baul....Paul... with a P
- Oooooh ... B as in Boy or B as in Beoble?
- *silence*

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  • LOL!
    Along the same lines, someone e-mailed a colleague a couple of days ago, asking her to "send him some visuals in JBEG format please"....JBEG!!!

    By Blogger Dubai Sunshine, at April 28, 2006 at 11:11 PM  

  • I'm thirsty, I want Bebsi now!

    By Blogger nzm, at April 28, 2006 at 11:55 PM  

  • Suberb!

    By Blogger secretdubai, at April 29, 2006 at 2:18 AM  

  • lollllllll i love these bloody typos. this one's hilarious :D

    By Blogger MD, at April 29, 2006 at 8:54 AM  

  • btw, classic example of such perfect english is our very own dengrous boy

    By Blogger MD, at April 29, 2006 at 8:55 AM  

  • at NZM.. i dont understand your comment. Pebsi is Bebsi in the Middle East.


    By Blogger A Yahya, at April 29, 2006 at 3:39 PM  

  • I'm worrying a bit about when we move to Sbain next year - they don't have a 'K' in their albhapet so I might have to change my name!

    By Blogger Keefieboy, at April 29, 2006 at 4:15 PM  

  • hahahahahahahahaaha
    Also 'what time will beoples be at ze bress conference?'

    By Blogger Abha, at April 29, 2006 at 5:10 PM  

  • Berfect!
    A bit bathetic sometimes specially when you want to order sbaghetti or basta with extra barmesan.

    By Blogger kaya, at April 30, 2006 at 9:40 AM  

  • Blease stop bicking on these boor beople.

    Arabs never laugh as us when we try to learn their language, you know...

    **Sarcastic emotion-icon placed here, please**

    By Blogger Tainted Female, at April 30, 2006 at 11:00 AM  

  • Or should that be *sbecially..

    By Blogger kaya, at April 30, 2006 at 1:28 PM  

  • yalla hayawan...
    you beoble making fun of my bebsi?beni al kelb!

    By Blogger archer14, at May 1, 2006 at 10:15 AM  

  • Oh. You should just come to my lectures. I need a whole blog for their pronounciation:
    Examine-->ex-a-mine (read it as if it's 3 words)
    Consequences-->Con-sequences (read it as if it's two words)
    Eventually--> (Same as above)

    Imagine what I have to go through everyday. Boo-hoo.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 2, 2006 at 7:02 PM  

  • In my school life all I can remember is tickesth-book(textbook)

    By Blogger archer14, at May 2, 2006 at 7:19 PM  

  • heheheheheh baul or beoble...

    JBEG Is a classic!!!


    BS: md, these are not typos.. these are pronunciation guides for arabs :)

    By Blogger BuJ, at May 2, 2006 at 11:52 PM  

  • if you think Bebsi is bad...

    I called this girl in a government dept. and told Her I would bring the files to her on a Zip....
    and she yelled "SHOO !"....

    I said "ZIP, Zip... with a P... it's like a Floppy disk.."
    She calmed down and said "Floappy"

    Apparently ZIB in Arabic means "Penis"...

    oooooops !

    By Blogger Dubai Media-tor, at May 3, 2006 at 3:26 PM  

  • lol...subai mediator's comment was very funny!!!!!

    By Blogger shruti, at May 3, 2006 at 4:25 PM  

  • I "sink" it very normal in "zis" Arab world!

    By Blogger Ghalia, at May 5, 2006 at 6:23 PM  

  • dubai media-tor.. i like your comments.. not to be rude but probably the poor government-worker girl would have some fun if u brought her work on a ZIB drive.. after all not much happens over there :)

    u reminded me a few yrs ago when ZIB drives were all the cool,, i was shopping for one.. in khalid bin waleed st in dubai.. u know.. the computer street.. and i was looking for the big zibs.. not the little one.. ya3ni 250 mb not 100 mb.. anyway.. it just cracked me up when the salesmen always say mafi zib mafi zib.. meaning there's no zip..

    even the indian dudes were adopting the arabic zib.. quite funny ey?

    i even took an irish friend (who spoke arabic) zib shopping once just to make him laugh.. it was good..

    after a few trips i grew up and bought a proper ZIP drive :)

    By Blogger BuJ, at May 6, 2006 at 1:39 AM  

  • When the Canadian professor asks the American secretary if she has any rubbers there can be fireworks as well.

    The English language can be very divisive.

    Pity the person here in the Sharjah who lives in the P block of a housing complex and is having pizza and Pepsi delivered to his flat. If the driver gets lost the mobile phone calls can go on literally forever.

    By Blogger John B. Chilton, at May 19, 2006 at 5:49 PM  

  • reminds me of a conversation i once had:

    "B Bab (as in door) or B Bebsi?"

    ... i was speechless... was trying not to laugh.

    oh... an even better one:
    "i want to bitch to this client!"
    (i then figured out her meant "pitch")

    By Blogger Rampurple, at May 21, 2006 at 1:57 AM  

  • bunch of sorry ass people. you can't even say a word in arabic without sounding like a fag with broken jaws

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 2, 2007 at 7:23 PM  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at May 1, 2007 at 7:09 PM  

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