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    THE TUNISIAN CLICHES

    Post by moez on Fri Feb 29, 2008 7:15 pm

    The Tunisian clichés

    You may agree with the idea that says that the Tunisians are inventive in the creation of clichés.
    I am sure you've heard or used words like these: savan? (sava), mish normall (ce n'est pas normal) ,youfa… etc
    Every year a number of weird words pop up in our lexical repertoire in cafés, in buses, in trains almost everywhere. No doubt they are not the product of a linguist, a lexicographer, a novelist or a teacher. Perhaps they are coined by a construction worker, a football fan, a restaurant server or a brothel guardian.
    What is strange is how do these words spread quickly and became remarkable phenomenon? What matters most is what they reflect deep down in the psyche of the people and what they represent behind the drawn shades of the speakers subconscious. My friends I`d like you to say anything that occurs to your mind about the subject of clichés in Tunisia until we hook something momentous.
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    Re: THE TUNISIAN CLICHES

    Post by Admin on Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:00 am

    i love anything related to psychoanalysis
    so i would say that we use these cliches to hide our loss of identity
    loool
    no no i was just kidding, that was a silly over exageration to interprate that thing
    so seriously i would say
    it's just a way to look cooler and up to date , people may use these terms to look attractive and be more funny
    this is the 1st reason i may guess
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    Re: THE TUNISIAN CLICHES

    Post by laflouf86 on Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:07 am

    Welcome here Moez!
    First of all, I want to tell you that not only Tunisians live the situation, many other countries live the same, like Egypt mainly!

    Second we can never deny that we Tunisians live this phenomenon of having a new “strange” vocabulary used by teenagers mainly! And in asking about the source of these vocabularies I don’t think that being a construction worker is a reasonable reason to say that they are the source of such words Rolling Eyes sorry, cause it is a respectful job!

    This is one, two? hearing this usual use of such words is just like a new fashion scream, it has it’s time to spread but it will end anyway ,to let another new fashion born after, so it’s the same case here !

    I think that teenagers use such “strange” words to have their own particular language and their own special way of communicating between each other themselves and with the other society, as if they are creating their own born language, to express their own ideas and way of thinking : As it is a manner as many other manners of challenging and breaking down the rules and laws , and we all know that in a particular age of Man’s life, he wants only break down all the sorts of power and laws imposed on him: So it’s what the teenagers doing in fact: breaking the linguistic rules as it is one of the inherited social rules!

    So I think it’s not that danger to use such words( but respectful of course!!) as it is a normal “stage” of the one’s life, and here I do underline on the word “stage” as sure it will pass away of course and moving to another stage more mature and more reasonable!

    That was my opinion, and I do respect all the other’s of course !
    Salem !!



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