Friday, March 15, 2019

Eden Park and the relativity of weekends

Well, this was on instagram on the Eden Park Middle East account. In Arabic says "worn on easy Saturdays" and in English "worn on easy Mondays". Confused? Well, the point is to wear it after the weekend. In Western societies that would be "Saturday - Sunday" in many Arabic countries (Lebanon excluded) it is "Thursday - Friday". Which leads to seeing two different days in the same post as it goes to two different audiences. Well as we say in Lebanese, when something is totally out of place. "Mitl el orb3a bi noss el jem3a" translated as "Like a Wednesday in the middle of the week" or - wait - like a Monday in the middle of the week?

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