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The word Pepsi in Arabic

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), May 11, 2008 at 18:36

Nancy wrote

I was told that the Arabic word for Pepsi - was similar for the word for Jew or Jewish and that is why Moroccans had stopped drinking it.

I do not believe that this is true. The word Jew or jewish in Arabic means yahoodi (yahood is the plural) and the word Pepsi in Arabic is: Bebsi or bebsi cola (notice that there is no letter P in Arabic and the letter p in Pepsi would be Arabized as the Arabic letter beh or B and therefore the word would be bebsi)

No the word pepsi and the words Jew or Jewish have nothing in common in Arabic as far as I know

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