Originally Posted by TerryAki
lol then i know about a million websites that should be corrected by this statement.
. Why is it that so many people refer to it as shisha though if it's not correct? I see it on websites, video reviews, etc
You're absolutely correct. The word Shisha is Arabic for glass, and in the gulf States commonly refers to what we call a hookah. I would imagine that the trend started with the moassel being referred to as "Shisha Tobacco", which someone mistook as its proper name and as things do, it became popular.
As far as I can tell, it's a uniquely American thing.