(Notes for the Abu Dhabi Bar Mitzvah)

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     — Electra Street Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

Hold on. This means all of these signs are written without the help of a computer or dictionary. (Unless a “bat teary” is something so unspeakable it can’t be written in standard English.) Against the Goliath of English spelling, it’s not surprising every time there is a spelling error — it’s amazing every time there isn’t. Also, how often do you read a sign printed with an accent?

(Soon, back to posts.)

The World’s Most Efficient Sign — إشارة

No one ever said Arabic wasn’t efficient.
— American University Sharjah, Sharjah, U.A.E.

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