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Viral Vocabulary

May 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Photo: Lockdown Saturday in Oxford Street by Anne Marie Turner Shortly after 9/11 (or the 11th of September as I like to call it) every pundit, politician and bloke at the bus stop became an expert on jihad, janjawid and mujahideen. The vocabulary of Westerners expanded exponentially with the terror threat to include all kinds of arcane and esoteric Arabic words. People, whose knowledge of Islamic women’s wear had previously been confined to the harem pants worn by the belly dancer [...]