Wednesday, April 6, 2011

CELLPHONE ENGLISH in Oman: Caw Meat

Now, this one should have been easy for me, with all my experience with Omani texting;p :D. But for some reason I was stuck.

I recieved the following text:


DO U WAN SOME CAW MEAT?


I picture a poor Macaw parrot. I had to text back to clarify. "Bakara?" Which is Arabic for cow.


Yep. Cow meat. I was much relieved.

3 comments:

Boxie said...

lol to funny

Anonymous said...

I have the same problem! When a request for safety googles and five minutes of contemplation turns into handing over safety goggles! I love it! It is so very cute and endearing.

Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Boxie: I don't think I could eat Macaw. I really don't.

Anon: It can be kind of sweet.