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The term araf...and I thought it was a made up falastine term

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in response to reader comment: The term sobhanallah

Submitted by Simon (United States), Mar 19, 2010 at 12:55

Hi dhimmi- As usual its always a pleasure reading your comments. Growing up we used to use that word araf all the time. We used it so much our Hispanic and American friends picked it up and would utter the word araf if they saw or experienced a ugly situation. I thought that term was a Palestinian Arabic dialect but Egyptian as well? I find it very funny when you mention your story. Keep up the great work my man

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