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Dhimmi's nit-picking.

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in response to reader comment: Our dear zzazz who knows no Arabic can type words in Arabic go figure, and the English language excuse

Submitted by zzazzeerazzee (United States), Mar 10, 2008 at 20:30

Dhimmi, I'm sorry my Arabic is not as perfect as yours. I suppose you are saying it is OK for you to nit-pick about my Arabic, but not for me to critique your English???? it was simply an illustration to prove that your response attacking my language abilities is nothing more than a ad hominem. I was just giving you a healthy dose of your own medicine.

Funny thing though, much of what I wrote was what was taught to me at the American University in Cairo, including:

If you are so knowledgeable, perhaps you could correct my writing, IN ARABIC SCRIPT? It would be pathetically easy for you to do, should you condescend to do so.

If you think it's not really a problem, then your typos in English are akin to mine then (though I could extend the argument and dispute it, as much of what I posted I learned in Cairo from Fusha teachers at the American University- but what's the point? You would only denigrate me again) Look up what I wrote in a dictionary. Just because you speak (presumably shammi) 3mayya, doesn't mean you necessarily understand perfect Fusha. If you really did, then you would post in perfect Fusha, in Arabic script.

Oh, but that's right- by your own admission- you're not really an Arab, are you?

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