Thursday, July 19, 2012

Things noticed in K-stan

- Kurdistan Slims: for some strange reason, all the men here smoke the equivalent of Virginia Slims.  I have had a few Kurds ask me if people in the US smoke these cigarettes, and I simply laugh and reply "yes, the fairer sex" to their befuddlement.

-In Kurdglish, the word "so many" gets confused with "too many."  The first time I encountered this was when a fellow smiled and said to me "We used to have too many Jews in Kurdistan but they all left and went to Israel."  After my eyes widened, I quickly realized what he meant.

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