I agree w/ Hajo on this one. I almost exclusively reffer to the rig as a narghile,arghila, or a shisha(maybe I was traumatized after being screamed at when I tried to purchase my first "hookah" from a local Palestinian market. ''It's not a hookah!! IT'S A SHISHA!!!")LOL. And the tobacco is always moassel unless specified as a tombak or jurak, ect. I do this primarily out of respect for the tradition and history of our hobby(and it makes me sound like I know what I'm talking about.)
. But I'm well aware that here in the US 99% of folks will have no idea what I'm talking about.