Author Archives: B-Rad

Eyelash wishing game – Arabic Children’s Folk Game

Context: She was in an all-girls elementary school in Jordan when she learned this game. She thought that it was silly, and did not pay much mind to it, saying that “girls, usually teenagers, like to make wishes.” There are two versions of this game that she remembers. Game (Version 1): The game involves two… Continue Reading »

“I stopped sleeping on your lap”… “You saved me from your farts.” – Arabic Saying and Comeback

Context: She learned it from her grandma in Jordan, when she was around 7 or 8. The first time she heard it was when her grandma asked her if she wanted to sleep over, to which she said that she had to go home. Her grandma then said “Rayahtni min fsak” (“You saved me from… Continue Reading »

How to play Seven and a Half (Sebah ou Nus) – Arabic Card Game

Context: He learned this game when he was around 10 years old from older relatives in Jordan, trying to mimic the adults playing Blackjack 21. Game: The game can have many players, and it requires a standard deck of cards without 8s, 9s, 10s, and Jokers. In order to choose the dealer, each player draws… Continue Reading »