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What is this word?

Post by Patsykatie » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:40 pm

hi ive heard a word quite a lot in lots of bars ... dont now how to spell it but here goes.... sounds like .. wazak.... now its not been said to me but ive heard it a lot .. does anyone know what this is in english . ta ..



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Post by BBLUX » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:47 pm

Wasaq means trust. Not sure if this fits your context though.
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Re: What is this word?

Post by Horus » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:19 pm

Patsykatie wrote:hi ive heard a word quite a lot in lots of bars ... dont now how to spell it but here goes.... sounds like .. wazak.... now its not been said to me but ive heard it a lot .. does anyone know what this is in english . ta ..
I could not say what it is in Arabic, but in the North of England it would be a wonderful insult :) In the 80s there was a famous advert on the TV for 'Hovis' brown bread and it featured a bygone age of cobbled streets and men in wooden clog’s.
A very funny send up of this sentimental advert was made entitled 'Capstick comes Home' and featured the same doleful background music. In the send up version, a poor hard working coal miner and his son come home to find his wife has only made some slices of Hovis for their evening meal, his response is to call her the following:

"You big fat idle ugly Waart! you great useless spawney eyed Parrot faced wasak" :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think you are better sticking with the Arabic version ;) :lol:
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Post by Kronkite » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:26 pm

:))) :))) thanks Horus been tryin to remember that phrase for aeons :lol:8)

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Post by denisegr » Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:28 pm

That was my first thought whem I saw the post horus :)
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Post by jewel » Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:40 pm

It could be wissak? which means dirty? :ni:
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Post by Patsykatie » Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:01 pm

hahahahahah i remember that advert too ... i think maybe wissak is the right way to spell... cos if you had seen the girls the word was aimed at then yes that is the right one thanks ...patsy

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Post by BBLUX » Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:00 pm

Perhaps you might have heard the word "shamouta" as well then ;)
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Post by Patsykatie » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:13 pm

no bblux not heard that one what does it mean

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Post by BBLUX » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:18 pm

It means a hooker ;)
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Post by El Malik » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:01 pm

You are possibly mis-hearing the word 'izzayyak'
This is an informal greeting meaning 'how are you' typically used in bars or coffee shops by people meeting who already know each other.
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Post by Patsykatie » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:01 am

no not misheard it .. actually they were saying wazak when not nice girls go by and then bosa when nice girls going by so i think wissek is about right ... patsy

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Post by El Malik » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:34 am

OK. Doesn't sound like the sort of establishment for a nice girl to be in.
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Post by Patsykatie » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:23 pm

it was an english bar but egyptian men serving, why what is this meaning, i was with my egyptian husband at the time .. patsy :?:

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