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How do you pronounce "Shemagh"

Discussion in 'Bushcraft Chatter' started by RAPPLEBY2000, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. RAPPLEBY2000

    RAPPLEBY2000 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    (attempting to stay well away from anything offensive)

    When I went to Tunisia on holiday 89-ish, many many kids would try to sell stuff on the beach one of the items being the "cloth with head band"

    they literally walked down the beaches shouting "Ali ba-ba"

    Obviously just because it was an known English reference, they also shouted a few phrases from only fools and horses! like "Lovely jubbly"!
     
  2. Martyn

    Martyn New Member

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    Yep, sha'mar

    Pretty much the same in an English accent. :D
     
  3. Chinkapin

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    Well, Rappley, I guess it is all pretty clear to you now!



    Memo to self: You may safely say it anyway you want, no one knows for sure.
     
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    and I thought it was a dipper
     
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    They are still doing it now
     
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    dave 53 i call mine a shem--aa it is black&white with little black skulls on it
     
  7. Toddy

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    Mine's purple :D
    I do have a turquoise and white scarf type one though for drying my hair.

    cheers,
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    Mines red & white - picked it up in the Oman in the 70's

    Cheers
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  9. John Fenna

    John Fenna Lifetime Member & Maker

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    Old stile black and green - big and beautiful!
     
  10. Adze

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    Personally I pronounce it "HAT"

    Mine looks a lot like this:

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    ...except mine's a bit cooler as it's black not brown.

    Now I appreciate that Australian headgear made from Skippy's skin might be a little lacking in culture when compared with middle eastern stuff... I can, however, guarantee that it's a lot easier to pronounce ;)
     
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    In the US we pronounce it "ban-Dan-a" but then again most of us are trailer-trash. Mac
     
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    Mine's olive and black. Often wear it in bed to keep my balding head warm - to SWMBO's disgust.

    "You are so eccentric, wearing that ridiculous scarf again!" - her exact words. Made me chuckle aloud.
     
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    You know as far back as i can remember and i am 50 now. I.ve always called it a Shemagh or Dish dash. from now on it's Shemagh :lmao:
     
  14. Grayfox

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    Many years ago while in Morrocco, wherever I went I heard the words Ali Ba Ba following me. Couldn't figure it out until one night in the Djemaa el Fna in Marrakesh a local tradesman explained that anyone with a beard remindeds them of Ali Ba Ba.

    I wear a shemagh in preference to a hat. Round my neck, round my face or more usually as in my avatar.

    By the way. Do you have to be a paying member to upload images?
     
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    If you are interested in other colours then try here: http://www.desertdress.com/
    I've used them a couple of times and found them to be great to deal with.

    Geoff
     
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    In Black Country spake its a Sha mar!
     

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