How do you pronounce "Shemagh"

RAPPLEBY2000

Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)
Dec 2, 2003
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England
(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"!
 

Adze

Native
Oct 9, 2009
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Cumbria
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Personally I pronounce it "HAT"

Mine looks a lot like this:



...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 ;)
 

hertsboy

Forager
May 16, 2009
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Watford, Hertfordshire
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.
 

Grayfox

Tenderfoot
Dec 6, 2009
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North West Lancashire
they literally walked down the beaches shouting "Ali ba-ba"
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.

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