Subject: Arabic proverb.
Haifa grew up in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to a progressive family. She is a Professor at the King Saud University in Riyadh and conceders herself a religious person, but does not believe in a lot of the superstition behind some of the stories. She grew up, and works, around all different kinds of people that shared with her different traditions and folklore of which she has shared some of her favorite.
ابن البط عوام.
Phonetic (Roman) script: Ibn al bat awam
Transliteration: Ibn al bat awam.
Full translation: The son of a duck is a floater.
Background Information about the Piece by the informant: Much like the English saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”