Misspelled & Unintentionally Humorous Arabic Signs!  [Reading & Writing Activity]

Mourad Diouri

Mourad Diouri is teaching fellow and e-learning instructor/developer in Arabic Language Studies at CASAW (Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World) at the University of Edinburgh.

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  1. Sara says:

    Surprisingly enjoyed this homework assignment. It reminds me of when I wanted to get a tattoo in Arabic and then completely talked myself out of it because of the various and horrible tattoos gone wrong. It also reminds me of our Ideology class right now, and the professor showed us an Islamic text he helped to write, and how the cover of the book was to be a sunset over a mosque or something and it turned out to be in a completely different part of the world.

    As I said, I enjoyed the assignment, I find I’m quite good at fixing someone’s mistakes so it was perfect. The only thing that stumped me completely were the last three signs. I had no idea about the Kenya one for the longest time, and the one on security!! don’t get me started on that one. Hopefully as my vocabulary grows, things like this will be easier to do as the words are more and more familiar.




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