Sunday, September 8, 2013

No more tefyim

"In compliance with the decision of the Ministry of Interior it is forbidden to put full glass taint save for authorized cars, thank you"... This notice was found on the window of a car accessories shop in Ain el Mraisse.
What? No more jagals putting black screens on their windows pretending to be Strike Force or something? Or ex-militia people playing pretend to what they used to be?.... In case you need a definition of the local verb for glass taint it is fayyam. Please look at the illustration below taken from the book "Ensa Clopedia Libanica" by Fady Chahine and myself:

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