Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Omani Arabic: Word of the Day

Today I was in a line for my visa (as per usual as Oman's longest running tourist) and the wait was soooooooooooooooooo inexplicably booooooooooooooring.

This feeling of banality that anihilites the mind and senses has a special vocab word here in Oman. It is called "kroob".

My day was "kroob". Waiting to get anything done at a hospital or ministry is "kroob".

Opposite? "Shattr". This is like, "cool" or "slammin'".

1 comment:

New Wife said...

lol all of my Saudi friends mostly say Shattr to little kids. Like if they do something good like "aww good job, shattr ya habibi!" it's interesting how usage changes in such a small area as the gulf