Friday, January 25, 2008

world police?

on the blog Orientalista, written by an American woman studying Arabic in Syria, there is this popular pun. the latest round of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations was opened at Annapolis, Maryland. "P" is not a sound that exists in Arabic. so "Annapolis" sounds like "Anabolees." In Arabic, "ana" is "I." and "bolees" is "police."

"I'm the police" is not a promising name for America's latest lame excuse for peace negotiations.

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