THIS MAKE S ME LAUGH SO HARD EVERY TIME
CAIRO–“I feel I don’t have a first language,” says Sara Elkamel, a 23-year-old Egyptian journalist. “I went to an English-language school. But it’s not my first language and Arabic isn’t either.”
As if to prove her point, Elkamel shifts seamlessly back and forward between English and the Egyptian dialect of Arabic.
The use of so-called Arabizi (that is, the mix of arabi and englizi) is a common phenomenon across the Arab world today. On Facebook and in chatting applications, many Arab youth even forgo the Arabic keyboard and write Arabic in English letters. And that mixture is just one element in an increasingly complicated linguistic landscape. Arabic speakers have always had to contend with diglossia, the use of two overlapping languages: the Classical Arabic, or Fosha, of the Koran and of literature, which is shared across the Middle East and North Africa, and the different dialect that has evolved in each Arab country.
why did tumblr change the shade of green of the reblog button its making me uncomfortable
But really can you imagine how much fun Harry would have had with an animagus as a father? James giving little five year old Harry stag-rides on his back prancing along in the backyard, James going to “mow the lawn” and then Harry looks out his window and dies of laughter when he sees a stag just casually grazing the grass, Harry yelling “DAD!” when he sees an antler poking out of a bush as he tries to have a moment with Ginny.
And idk I feel like James would turn every now and then just to clear his head if he’s feeling overwhelmed and one night Harry can’t sleep because of similar reasons and he goes to the backyard and sees a stag sitting on the grass and he doesn’t say anything but Harry goes over sits down next to James and just stays there because it’s so easy and so natural and not weird at all.
idk ignore me and my odd headcanons
#except one night it’s a legit stag right#but harry is like man dad i never noticed ginny before#but now she’s datong DEAN THOMAS#i mean really#dean thomas???#but she’s ron’s lil sis#man idk#and the stag sort of nods at harry#ad harry takes it as encouragement#and continues on a long winded and melodramaic spiel about unrequited love#as teenagers are wont to do#and maybe an hour later#sirius rocks up#and is like#yo h man have you seen your old man#and harry gives him this look#and nods at the stag RIGHT BESIDE HIM like r u srs#and sirius stops#and gives him the stink eye you know#like#”yeah buddy that’s not prongs”#and harry looks at the stag#and the stag looks at harry#and without saying a word#and a little quicker than is exactly dignified#harry gets to his feet and makes his way immediately to his room where he spends the rest of the night#and when sirius tells james about it later#they make sure to laugh about it#loudly#and directly beneath harry’s window
OH MY GOD