I continue to be bored at work, the only form of entertainment happens to be my co-workers and the ever faithfull internet. It's the internet that has so entertained me last night. I found this wicked video on you tube. The dude is speaking Somali. Not the interviewer but the white guy in the video.
You have got to see this - even if you do not speak Somali it's funny.
This is what they are saying translated to English (you might notice they somtimes speak bits of English):
Interviewer: This is Bashiil in Minoapolus(!) I am asking 5 questions. Tell us what you know about Somali traditions. What's the best thing about the Somali traditions?
White dude: (pause) They are peacfull people. They don't like war (dude obviously doesn't seem to know the history). Mumbles something about the Somalis working and living in America well (!).
Interviewer: Tell us a bit about what you think of Somalis as you have lived among them?
White dude: Somalis are good people but every tradition (does he mean people, don't know) has good people and bad people. So...But the Somali majority are good.
Interviewer: The men? The war lords? How do you feel about the tribal war lords?
White dude: (tuts throughout the question) I don't like any tribes. Because all Somalis are Muslims so if you are Muslim your tribe should be the deen (religion) of Islam (well done brother. This is how I feel all the time when a weirdo Somali comes up to me and says "so, who is your tribe then?").
Phone rings and the White dude answers it in a typical Somali dude way by saying "helllloooo". He then proceeds to tell the person at the other end he is fine "walahi" meaning I swear to/by God"
The interviewer tells him to get off the phone and they return to the interview.
Interviewer: Last question. The last question. What is your favourite Somali food?
White dude: Somali food I like? Um...ootkac and canjeelo (plain pancake and meat that is dried then fried!)
This has got to be the funnies video I have yet come accross. This has very importance usages. You might be sat there scratching your head but think of it this way. What do Somali parents always say to their kids? "Its ok to marry other people who are muslim but how will your gran/grandad understand them?" Well Mum and Dad here is the answer!!
This will enetrtain me for the rest of the week. Hope you enjoy it as uch as I have done.
Peace till next time.