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#71770 05/30/02 01:43 PM
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Ordinarily I would strongly object to discussing religion. But I am baffled that Muslim women accept the low esteem accorded them by their faith. Men get houris in Paradise. What do women get?


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Mebbe they're transformed into houris? I dunno whether it'd be attractive or not. Would depend upon the hourily wages.

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Dear WW: to accept wages would be whorily. And the idea of Allah pimping for the martyrs appals.


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recently (past 6 weeks or so) the NY Times reported an islamic scholar got into hot water because he went back to old, original texts (as much as possible,) and he claimed that the text about the faithful man getting 72 houri (huri, what ever spelling) was a typo.. (just as cinderelle's "glass slipper" is a typo--it should be a fur slipper, (french i think, 1 letter difference between glass and fur))and the faithfull would recieve 72 (a number meant to mean a great quanity,) of sweet, plump, dark raisins!

It's too hot in most of arabia for grapes (only the very edge of the mediterrain will support them in the south)-- and more than 10 or miles inland from the Med., you can't you grow grapes. Raisins were a treat. as a dried food, they were lightweight, sweet, they didn't go bad, and they were rare...

so, all the martyrs get a nice big bunch of grapes.. as dried up raisins for their rewards! nothing sexist about it.. just a typo!

Any know the Marx's brother's routine when they are looking for a Flash (light)? and zeppo offers flesh, a flask, a fish, a flare, etc? The word mistake is not so much a writen typo, but a homonym (sound alike, different meaning..) and someone, somewhere heard it wrong.. and perpetuated it.
(flashlight=torch)


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I was actually surprised by his choice of the whole theme for this week. If people were mad about the Yiddish week, surely this will stir more anger, especially because he chose to use jihad as one of the words. Very touchy subject, this is.


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the theme is fine, but the words are so-so.. did you know albacore (as in tuna) was from arabic? and it come from a word relating to a camel? (guess to the arabs, tuna doesn't taste like chicken, it taste like camel, mmmm!)


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he chose to use jihad as one of the words

And then blew the definition.


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Dear Faldage: You have made a charge. What, pray, are your specifications to the charge? (Bad form to be mysterious!)

Do you suppose the mullahs are promsing the female suicide bombers 72 males to castrate?


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Well, it just goes to show you...no matter what they say, everybody always wants the best of all possible worlds...whorey virgins, indeed!


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