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Old October 22nd, 2008, 09:59 AM
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Default Re: Cultural question for my Egyptian friends.

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Originally Posted by photolinger View Post
oh well, theres that damn you guys built that just so happened to piss off your neighbor to the south a lot...something about a high dam flooding the northern part of the country....haha jp w/ you

Im surprised that people think its a Muslim thing.

I will put the smaller hookahs on a table of some sort, like a coffee table or something, just for ease in adjustment, taller hookahs, always on the floor.

I call it a shisha/arghileh....ill call the tobacco moassel/tobacco...and shisha sometimes.
I wondered how wide spread that attitude was. Apparently not very. LOL.

I find it odd that Hookahs have so many different names and yet Hookah doesn't seem to be one of them. Where does the term Hookah come from? I only see Moassel here I did a google search and there are very few references outside of this forum. The only thing I can figure out is it must be a transliteration. I typically call the pipe a Hookah and the tobacco Shisha but mostly because that is how it was introduced to me. I will probably keep that up even though I think if I were to do it differently it would be Shisha and tobacco or Shisha tobacco.

Is Hookah an American term?
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