Important Notice

It is not my intention to denigrate Saudi Arabia or its people. It’s like everywhere else, there is good and there is bad. I would rather focus on the unusual and the humourous. Offence is not intended.

“The country is not perfect. The media cannot be trusted, mistreatment of religious minorities is common and there are some that live in fear.” You can decide for yourself whether that statement is about Saudi Arabia, the UK, or any country for that matter.

To quote the Joker, “Why can’t we all just get along?”

That is all I will say about either subject.

Tuesday, 6 March 2007

Lost In Translation #2

Vegetarian Eggs

I do prefer vegetarian eggs. I hate the way the carnivorous ones nibble your fingers when you crack them...


Sand Gets in My Eyes said...

My two favorite "lost in translation" examples.

1) a sign in downtown Al-Khobar stating this is a "slow working area", and

2)a HUGE sign infront of a large building under construction that ...mmmm... let's say they thought that the abbreviation for construction was a four-letter word starting with c and ending with t! Yikes!

A close #3 was the sign over a water fountain in a local school - written in English to encourage students to learn the language, it said "Watre Funten"!

Gotta love the language barriers!

Life Out East said...

Quite interested in those veggie eggs, being a veggie myself. Presumably they are laid by a vegetarian chicken too.

Mabel of Arabia said...

No chance of catching mad hen disease from vegetarian eggs.

Anonymous said...

Hi Margrave,

I just wanted to know if the country is safe for westerners to work at, or do people watch their back when they are in public.


Anonymous said...

Too cute.lmao

Crispal said...

Does anybody know what happened with Mr. Margraves and this blog?

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