offensive t shirts, cairo, egypt

Feb 8th, 2009, 03:19 PM
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offensive t shirts, cairo, egypt

going on a camel ride. husband had shirt made up = front, camel's tongue hanging out; back = picture of camel rear end with saying: "Don't bust my hump" is this considered offensive? will he be arrested? thank you.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 03:26 PM
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>>>will he be arrested?<<<

If you're lucky, yes.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 04:08 PM
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Feb 8th, 2009, 05:26 PM
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Quite doubtful!

However, given the things that people chose to wear when on vacation in Egypt - thank you for thinking ahead and considering that it might be a problem!

As previously noted - you'll get better Egypt-related responses on the Africa/ME forum.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Hi I lived in Egypt for five years and I doubt he would get arrested, but he might look like an Ugly American tourist. Egyptians are pretty tolerant, but why even risk offending anyone, or looking ridiculous?
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Feb 8th, 2009, 05:46 PM
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I was not completely thinking in my earlier response. I completely agree with EuroJen. I lived in Cairo for 4 years and should have answered differently.

Will the tshirt offend anyone? Probably not.

Will it make your DH look like tactless tourist? Probably.

Will you see tshirts around the tourist spots that are similar in theme? Yeah - but that doesn't necessarily make them acceptable - just marketable!

So - it's up to him. Is wearing the shirt "worth" the potentially bad impression it would make on the Egyptians who see it?

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Feb 8th, 2009, 05:46 PM
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My SIL walked out of their hotel wearing shorts and a halter top. She wasn't arrested, but it only took five minutes of stares to prompt her to go back and change into something more appropriate.

Duh.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:00 PM
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Women in halter tops and shorts, and men in tasteless t-shirts, are two entirely different animals. I'd likely stare at your DH's shirt (and wonder what he was thinking when he went outside in it) even here in San Francisco.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:03 PM
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Too bad that the Egyptians will see such a poor example of an American.
Does he really not care that some of the people there will think he's typical of ALL Americans (not just the lower class)?
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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:19 PM
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Your husband is 15 years old and thinks he's funny? Otherwise, I can't imagine even knowing anyone who would print up a t-shirt like that -- let alone being married to him . . . . . .
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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:21 PM
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I'm English and I have no idea what "Don't bust my hump" means, therfore its unlikely an Egyptian would understand.

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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:25 PM
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Mmmm...that T shirt is about as funny as watching paint dry
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Feb 8th, 2009, 06:40 PM
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Look, if you want to fit-in in a religious fundamentalist society, you'd be better off wearing one of these t-shirts:

http://p4cmtshirts.bigcartel.com/

A few of them are real gems.
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Feb 8th, 2009, 10:13 PM
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>>>will he be arrested?<<<
If you're lucky, yes.

=D> Brilliant!!
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Feb 8th, 2009, 10:25 PM
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<<< Women in halter tops and shorts, and men in tasteless t-shirts, are two entirely different animals. I'd likely stare at your DH's shirt >>>

Even in SF I'd be staring at the woman in halter top & shorts - but whether it's in shock or awe depends on the woman
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Feb 9th, 2009, 02:25 AM
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Janis wrote:
Otherwise, I can't imagine even knowing anyone who would print up a t-shirt like that -- let alone being married to him . . . . . .

Really, I am shocked! You being so worldly and all!
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Feb 9th, 2009, 02:44 AM
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The header says enough: fpsoley considers the T-shirt offensive. The discussion should no go beyond that.
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Feb 9th, 2009, 03:15 AM
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I assume that it has a sexual meaning.
Are you the sort of person who likes to look conspicuous?
Will you be happy to see your husband attracting looks of pity/disgust/mockery?

I'd divorce him if I were you.
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Feb 9th, 2009, 04:08 AM
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Hi fp,

When will your husband reach his 21 st birthday?

> is this considered offensive? will he be arrested?<

Yes. Probably not.

It is more likely that he will be stoned.



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Feb 9th, 2009, 04:41 AM
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ira wrote: "It is more likely that he will be stoned."

Given that drink and drug use is looked on with great disfavour in Islamic countries, he would probably be arrested for getting stoned.
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