Egyptian TV Host’s Interview with French Ambassador Is Cringeworthy

Egyptian TV Host’s Interview with French Ambassador Is Cringeworthy

Egyptian TV hosts have unfortunately become infamous for their inability to speak foreign languages in general. From the more than notable “what about your first Oscar?” incident, to the Egyptian host attempting to speak English on national television and screwing up, Egyptian TV hosts really do not handle second languages well.     This week, CBC […]

18 Everyday Frustrations Egyptian French Speakers Will Understand

18 Everyday Frustrations Egyptian French Speakers Will Understand

You must have come across one of those French speaking Egyptians that you either sort of despise or envy or both at the same time and don’t exactly know why? You blame them for adopting that French “je ne sais quoi” when they’re not even fully French (if at all) or for thinking they’re superior when […]

The Hashtag ‫#‏ديزني_لازم_ترجع_مصري‬ Trends and For a Good Reason

The Hashtag ‫#‏ديزني_لازم_ترجع_مصري‬ Trends and For a Good Reason

  When was the last time you watched your favorite animated movie with Egyptian dubbing? I know for sure that I would love to hear Mona Zaki or Hend Sabry as Elsa From Frozen and Ahmed Helmy as Olaf. A status, or should I call it an initiative, went viral last night and for a good […]

Words Egyptians Have Given Entirely New Meanings To

Words Egyptians Have Given Entirely New Meanings To

By Laila Gamaleldin

It’s an unquestioned fact that Egyptians like to do things their own way. This includes everything from the way we drive to the way we interpret words. The phenomena is also known as “eltatsh”. Here are a few words Egyptians have managed to assign new meanings to.     Body   Regular definition: A person’s […]

VIDEO: Similarities Between Arabic and Spanish

VIDEO: Similarities Between Arabic and Spanish

To this day, the Spanish language contains hundreds of words that originated from Arabic, including “sugar”, “until” and “shirt”.Islamic influence in Spain and surrounding areas began as early as the 8th century and continued to the 13th century, resulting in all of the Arabic loan words we hear in Spanish today.Check out the video below […]

Mainstream Sexist Lingo We Need To Stop Using

Mainstream Sexist Lingo We Need To Stop Using

The importance of language cannot be stressed hard enough. Our language affects how we perceive and understand things, as well as how we express ourselves. Our use of certain words can be a direct way of showing everyone within hearing distance who we truly are and what we honestly believe in. In our everyday lingo, […]

5 Phrases Arabs Must Stop Using

5 Phrases Arabs Must Stop Using

No one is perfect. I mean, yeah, we’re pretty damn awesome, but at the end of the day, Arabs are far from perfect. Many of our faults lie in our silly old ideologies. Some of these notions are being cemented by some of the most obscene phrases. I present them below, but I’m not one […]