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Language and identity: The sacred v the profane? And BBC Arabic is a joke!

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Feb 10, 2018 at 07:38

Gato you wrote:

>Probably it is not any political correctness but rather that the Disney wanted to make their films more attractive for arabs other than Egyptians(Moroccans, Algerians, Iraqis, Gulf Arabs etc.),

May be but I suspect that it was really political correctness that went awry!

> but in result they made them boring for everyone, since it is very hard to translate films originally in colloquial English into a language which by definition lacks any colloquial register and slang.

Or translate it to a language that is supposed to be sacred (CA and MCA). Remember Ayatollah Khomeini's claim "There is no fun in Islam" (I'm just paraphrasing) and if so then there is no fun in MCA or CA

BTW: The BBC Arabic is a joke Here is a short video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDMffQuDOhY

Arabs don't speak neither their local dialects or even MCA like this

The BBC is the ultimate in political correctness

BTW There is an Egyptian broadcaster (I don't recall his name) that worked for a while at the BBC Arabic and when he went back to Egypt he was emulating BBC Arabic! I suspect his listeners were not happy However, no one dare object to MCA being used as the spoken language because it is a "sacred" language. Compare this with BBC English that used to use the Queen's English and now they are more open to various dialects in England But again hypocrisy has no limits

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