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Old February 6th, 2009, 06:55 PM
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dont you just hate it when your mates call your hookah "a shisha" , or is it just me!
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Old February 6th, 2009, 06:59 PM
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shisha is the proper name for it...... hookah is the american and indian term for it, however nargile, hubbly bubbly, shisha and a ton of other ones are correct names as well.
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:13 PM
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shisha is the actual tabacco
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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Its different in different parts of the world.

Here we call the tobacco shisha or hookah tobacco. I know many other places, especially in the middle east call the tobacco "shisha".

Many other places call hookah a "shisha", "narghile", "arghile (SP?)"

It just depends on what place you are from
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:44 PM
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yup know a guy that just got back from egypt and said everyone there seemed to just call it shisha. he would walk into shops and ppl would offer him shisha (a smoke).
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Old February 6th, 2009, 07:50 PM
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yeah it used to confuse the crap out of me, till i realized i was a just dumb american not realizing what they called hookahs where they come from lol
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Old February 6th, 2009, 09:51 PM
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well I know the naming can drive one to a padded room so maybe this help:

Depending on locality and supply, hookahs may be referred to by many names, often of Arabic, Indian, Turkic, or Persian origin. Narghilè is the name most commonly used in the Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria and Israel, although the initial "n" is often dropped in Arabic pronunciation. Narghile derives from the Persian word nārgil (نارگیل), meaning coconut, which in turn is from the Sanskrit word nārikela (नारिकेला), suggesting that early hookahs were hewn from coconut shells.[7]
In Albania, Bosnia, Croatia the hookah is called "Lula" or "Lulava" in Romani, meaning "pipe," the word "shishe" refers to the actual bottle piece.
Shisha (Arabic: شيشة‎), from the Persian word shīshe (شیشه), meaning glass, is the common term for the hookah in Egypt and the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf (including Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, UAE, and Saudi Arabia), and in Indonesia, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Somalia and Yemen.
In Iran, hookah is called ganja (غلیون pronounced as "Ghelyoon"). In India and Pakistan the name most similar to the English hookah is used: huqqa (हुक्का /حقہ). The terms "hubble-bubble" and "hubbly-bubbly" are also used.
The commonness of the Indian word "hookah" in English is a result of the British Raj, the British dominion of India (1858–1947), when large numbers of expatriate Britons first sampled the water-pipe. William Hickey, shortly after arriving in Kolkata, India, in 1775, wrote in his Memoirs:The most highly-dressed and splendid hookah was prepared for me. I tried it, but did not like it. As after several trials I still found it disagreeable, I with much gravity requested to know whether it was indispensably necessary that I should become a smoker, which was answered with equal gravity, "Undoubtedly it is, for you might as well be out of the world as out of the fashion. Here everybody uses a hookah, and it is impossible to get on without" [... I] have frequently heard men declare they would much rather be deprived of their nightly sex than their hookah.


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There is no one proper name .. but in Egypt and Gulf States .. they call it shisha.. and in Syria and Lebanon they call it nargilah ...

they never use the word "Hookah" in Arabic countries.
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Im Egyptian and I actually hate it when people call my Shisha a Hookah...
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what bothers me more is when people call the tobacco shish (sheesh) but that is just me
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I just hate cats.
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Shisha is one of the true terms for hookah. Your friends are well read or well informed.
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Old February 7th, 2009, 01:20 AM
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I also can't stand it when people call a smoking session a " smoke sesh". Its just sounds...Retarded...
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well i for one will take notice were i am at so i don't hurt anybody feelings
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Here in the UK we call it shisha as well, but since i've joined this forum i've changed my ways and call it hookah

But like every one has mentioned different parts of the world call it different things
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Old February 7th, 2009, 09:51 AM
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Here in Holland it is called a shisha and not a hookah, actually the correct Dutch word is waterpijp (when you want to order one in a lounge) which means when translated back to English waterpipe
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