Mubarak is the New Word

Hosni Mubarak

Egyptians may have no use for their Ex-President Hosni Mubarak, but being good-natured and all, I think we shouldn’t toss him away just yet. I think Mubarak should be a new word in the English language, obviously as a way to pay homage to the dictator himself.

You’ve been Mubaraked!

Mubarak undoubtedly did a lot in Egypt (think hiring thugs to take out opposition protestors or maybe illegally accumulating $70 billion dollars in wealth). Therefore the word should definitely be a verb.

As an example, let’s say you’re traveling along the “fast lane” of the Sheikh Zayed Road from Dubai to Abu Dhabi at a reasonable speed of 130km/h. As sure as the UAE is hot, from behind you comes a Range Rover or Fj Cruiser and flashes you to get out of the way. So you oblige by moving over. That’s it – you’ve been mubaraked from the fast lane to the slow lane!

Or let’s say you’re about to take a piano class and you feeling all worthy that you’ve practiced your difficult piece. But then you hear that same piece being played beautifully by a 5 year old kid and it comes as naturally to her as pie! Oops, you’ve been mubaraked!


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