I speak Arabic, I speak English, but I do not dare communicate with the world using any of them at a half ass level.
Speaking of languages, I don’t go around to Spanish blogs sharing my half ass commentary in a language I hardly speak. Oh, that goes for those Arabs that come here or email me with their really bad English expecting me to understand it. Speak to me in Arabic! I am an immigrant too!
Unfortunately, it is not only the communication of a language that you seldom speak or write; no my humble online friends! The worse thing is having someone who didn’t understand what you wrote end up commenting in a very angry tone regarding something you never said! NEVER SAID!
Here it goes:
I say: I do not like people.
Arabs translate it to: You do not like Arabs!
I say: I think Arabs need to change some bad habits.
Arabs translate it to: Why are you bad mouthing Arab?
I say: I am tired of Arabs here talking shit behind people’s back.
Arabs translate it to: This is how we communicate and get to know each other in our small communities in this part of the world.