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“Yeki bood, yeki nabood”

My friend Panteha is of Iranian descent on her dad’s side. She recalls a phrase in Farsi that her dad would always use to begin stories or fairy tales he told her as a kid. The phrase is, in the original Farsi: یکی بود یکی نبود It is transliterated as “Yeki bood yeki nabood,” which… Continue Reading »