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scot47



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Salaam aleikum" should, accordiung to the Pious Ones, only be used between Muslims. Christian-Muslim greetings should be non-religious.
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justcolleen



Joined: 07 Jan 2004
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Location: Egypt, baby!

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot47 wrote:
"Salaam aleikum" should, accordiung to the Pious Ones, only be used between Muslims. Christian-Muslim greetings should be non-religious.


I have yet to have a "Pious One" (my preferred choice of taxi drivers, BTW) tell me to shut my yap and use a non-Muslim greeting.

Come to think of it, nobody has ever told me to say anything different. That line usually comes from non-Egyptians.
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william0dark30



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crossing roads is nearly an Olympic sport in Cairo... with dedication from both the drivers and crossers. But the drivers really will try to not run over you... depending, of course, on the hand gestures. I got very good at it... (the crossing, not the hand gestures)


So true. During rush hour crossing the street turns into and extreme sport.
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santi84



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing to read how things have I changed. I have not been to Cairo since 2007 and I felt safe each day!
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