Ahla meaning in arabic


2015.09.22 05:55 Phinaeus anasheed

A nasheed (Arabic: singular نشيد nashīd, plural أناشيد anāshīd) meaning: "chants" is a work of vocal music that is sung a cappella In general, Islamic anasheed do not contain lamellaphone instruments, string instruments, or wind and brass instruments.

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2015.07.11 14:09 petersweb TUNISIA - تونس

This subreddit is for the Tunisian community on the internet We are dedicated to posting the happenings and events that affect Tunisia and cha3baha al 3adhim!. From Politics and Society to Culture and Entertainment, anything that is related to Tunisia is posted here.Do you have a question about TUnisia and/or Tunisian people? Then you're in the right place! Posts that are written in English, French or Arabic are accepted. Everyone here is welcome, Ahla wa Sahla!

2023.03.26 13:27 acciowaves Drumming fever dreams

Hi all,
Quick story time. I (34M) just entered music school to fulfill a lifelong dream of mine. This means that I’ve been for the past 6 months or so playing drums about 5 to 6 hours a day.
Any ways I’ve always had a very light sleep, and my dreams are always very easily influenced by my daily activities. So since I just play drums most of the day I’ve been having this crazy sort of fever dreams (I don’t actually have a fever, I’m using the term for a lack of better words, to describe crazy, repetitive, rapidly changing, vague and not productive dreams) about drumming at night, which are messing up with my sleep.
Whatever songs, exercises or drills I’ve been practicing are, well, drilled into my head and I keep repeating them over and over again, counting jazz forms in my head, improvising solos, practicing rudiments, trying to make sense of polyrhythms, etc.
Firstly, it makes it really difficult to fall asleep initially, but then also all of that stays in my head during the whole night, like sleeping with a banging hammer, half asleep, half awake, my brain constantly working. It sometimes wakes me up completely, or sometimes it just feels like I had a really long night and that I didn’t get any rest at all.
All in all it’s becoming rather problematic. Has anyone else had this same experience? Will it go away eventually? Am I just too big of a wimp? Lol.
Let me know what you think and if you’ve had similar experiences. Cheers!
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2023.03.26 13:25 sagecage I need advice moving on from friendship (?) to relationship with crush

I'm a uni junior and she's a senior. Over a year ago, she approached me alone in the middle of the night one day, and she seemed really interested in me as a person. She even told me I have "good genes". I mistook this friendliness for romantic interest and had a one sided crush for over a year.
We weren't even friends. At most we'd just greet each other. Especially since a few months after that she got a bf. We rarely ever talked, and I really just admired her silently from afar because I'm a very socially awkard person and rarely talk with people.
Come exactly 1 year after we met and she broke up with her bf. My feelings got stronger for some reason, culminating to me asking her out late january. She kindly let me down, told me all relationships just lead to pain, and that shes down to hangout anytime.
Well for the rest of february i just decided to not do anything. We rarely ever talked anyway, the only thing that changed was that i stopped greeting her. Apparently she noticed this and asked me several times why Im ignoring her.
Come early march, she approaches me in the labs in a friendly aggressive way. Gave this speech about the importance of networking, made me repeat after her to say "I think youre cool and would like to hang out sometime".
So heres the timeline after that:
Note: by hangout i mean like we go to the pc labs and sit by each other talking a lot and working at the same time. At first, i thought she wouldnt like this but she told me she and her friend did this all the time, and that I talk to her more during these hangouts than her friend does, so this does seem like something normal.
As for the hangout themselves, ive definitely gotten more comfortable with her and we do sit close to each other throughout.
How deep am i going into the friendzone? Is there any hope to salvage a relationship? Got any advice?
edit: I would like to point out she told me a few months ago was a very tumultuous time in her life. She just found out her mother has cancer and her bf broke up with her immediately after, so she was going through some rough stuff.
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2023.03.26 13:25 Background_Most_2524 MUTAs and ‘Good Years’?

Hey guys! Thanks for constantly answering my questions. The guard Liason for us is very busy and doesn’t have time to answer all of my and others questions. Anyways, when I finish OCS and return to my state and check in to my unit, do the active duty days I’ve spent this year in OCS count towards my yearly service requirements in the Guard? I’ll have spent 94 days this year on active duty not counting basic training prior. If so, does this mean I could theoretically take 3-5 months off from drilling to attend an academy or tech school? Thanks for your help and explanations in advance. I don’t know what I’d do without you all.
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2023.03.26 13:25 marquizdesade Hypocrisy and Hypocritical behavior is the *de-facto* norm in western society today

There are multiple unwritten societal “ norms ” and “beliefs” in western countries. If a person has a differing opinion from the societal norm, he/she is ridiculed, made fun of, called names etc. (and I’m not talking about extremes like being an аntisеmitе, hоmоphоbic, nаzi)
So, in theory, being hypocritical is looked down upon, but if you don’t want to be an outcast, you have to abide and publicly show that you go along with the majority’s opinion. This means that in practice, you have to be a hypocrite.
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2023.03.26 13:24 OrangeJulius874 “Sleep when the baby sleeps”

Oh, you mean for 15 minutes before he pokes himself directly in the eyeball and wakes up screaming? Yeah I’ll get right on that.
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2023.03.26 13:24 ItsLillardTime el/la salvavidas y los sustantivos invariables en general

I’m having trouble understanding what exactly is the deal with invariable nouns in Spanish, particularly with the word “salvavidas”. My working understanding of this word is that it is invariable in both gender and number, meaning the word doesn’t change to reflect masculinity/femininity nor to reflect singularity/plurality, only the preceding article does. So:
Is my understanding correct here, and are these assumptions true in general for “doubly invariable” nouns?
Also as a side note, are there accepted terms (in Spanish and/or English) for differentiating between nouns invariable in gender, number, or both, so I don’t have to write “doubly invariable” in quotes as above?
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2023.03.26 13:24 puputhrow Older men (40s) would you long term date a college student living on campus with no car?

Live in a car dominated metro so getting around wo one is super difficult. This means that in my relationships, he either drove to pick me up from my dorm (2hr drive round trip) or sent a car ($70ish). Unfortunately none of my relationships have lasted longer than 9months, and I’m hoping for something more substantial.
I honestly don’t see myself driving soon even tho I should and I’ll probably be living on campus again.
Are these things you consider when looking for a serious, long term relationship? Can they be overlooked if you love her enough?
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2023.03.26 13:23 noir-5 Black screen issue.

I’m having an issue which has been going on for a good few months now. I have tried a lot of things to rule out problems but i can’t seem to find the fault.
I get a black screen when gaming (sometimes when browsing) but mainly when i’m gaming, It only happens once per session, meaning it will only happen once after turning pc on then when i turn pc off for the night and back on the next day it will happen again only once. Also it’s super random so i never know when it will happen so sometimes i can go as a day or two without it happening.
The black screen only lasts for around a couple seconds, then everything continues like it didn’t happen, and i still have audio and sound. Also only happens on my main monitor as i have two. The other monitor stays normal when the black screen happens.
Things i have tried:
Nvidia Latest driver update BIOS Latest update, Bought a new main monitor, Bought a new HBR3 1.4 Display port cable (Club3D), Multiple Fresh windows installs, Disassembled and rebuilt PC, Changed PCIE cables, Cleaned RAM pins, Changed extension lead, Changed to a different socket outlet, Updated all Chipset drivers and motherboard drivers, Take two sticks of my 32gb ram out, so instead of 4x8 i tried 2x8 incase of a memory violation.
Temps are good and no spikes when monitoring during a black screen.
Also no logs of the black screen in event viewer or reliability checker.
Im genuinely lost of what is the issue, in potentially leading towards either my GPU or PSU is the problem. I’m hoping someone could help me diagnose the issue or shed some light on what to do? As i want to find the issue without buying multiple parts.
My Specs: ASUS Rog Strix B550-E Ryzen 5 5600x Corsair Vengeance 32GB (4x8) MSI Gaming X Trio 3060ti Corsair TX850m PSU
I also have no overclocks set apart from DOCP for RAM.
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2023.03.26 13:23 havenoshittodo 24m from Morocco guys and gals and dogs pretending to be humans on the internet

Little bit about me: 24 m Morocco I repeat myself a lot Arabic Muslim (Yes i am fasting currently) Not brown Open for roasts of all kinds (Make your low jokes on my expense, no problem) Love reading, i have read many English great books since i learned English, not impressive i know I am slaving the best of my years in a factory job making other people rich, so no lying about how high my education is or how smart i am. Love long walks, running, walking in nature, (anything that includes walking because it's free and enjoyable with my best pal) Adore pets, but i can't take the responsibilities just yet I am fun to talk to (just ask everyone who ghosted me), i can pretend i care to what you have to say, i am supportive, compassionate, not easily amused but i can use "lmao and lol" a lot, i can sometimes come up with good jokes and get in trouble for it, no biggi deali..
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2023.03.26 13:23 Turnschuh- Diablo 4 without a divine class?

After playing the beta of Diablo 4, i am pleased with the game so far. The graphics looks great, the Level of detail is nice etc. I guess it still needs some belancing but overall its a Solid product at the moment.
I just don't get it why Blizzard haven't put a divine class to the game like a paladin, a cleric or something like that. I mean Diablo is about fighting evil, destroying demons and put the back in the depths of hell they were coming from. So a holy class with a passive healing aura would just fit perfectly, espacially in a coop party with friends.
I guess they will add it in a dlc, but from a economical standpoint i would have added the necromancer later cause i think its the most favorite class by players.
So...any opinion on fighting evil without a divine champion?
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2023.03.26 13:22 ThrowRA-implausible Advice on [M29] meeting long distance online SO [F30]

Hello Reddit, I need your help.
Bit of background on me. I'm a pretty average guy, the kind who can get a few matches a week on dating apps and sometimes get a date. I'm in a very big city in Europe. I have a good job, but not rich by any standard.
Beginning of 2022 I matched with a girl on Tinder who was showing up as being thousands of miles away. Said she's in India, that it's an algorithm glitch; more on this later. We chat for a bit, hit it off, and exchange contacts on social media.
Fast forward to this month. We've been chatting very seldomly in small convos during the past year. This month it escalated and it's become quite intense.
I'm 100% sure she's not a catfish. Active on all her social media for both work and personal matters, hundreds of followers, all she says is consistent, followers are legitimate colleagues, got video calls with her, exchange voice notes, things like that. She's sensitive, if a bit neurotic, but self aware, socially involved, highly educated and well spoken. She's good looking, but not unbelievably so, she's as good looking as women I've dated before.
We'd like to meet, and she's originally from a city that is special to me and I always wished to visit but would get few chances to do as it's far away and not that big. She can't travel to Europe before the end of summer due to work constraints, but has applied to come here for her postdoc by the end of the year. I have means to travel and have holidays coming up soon. We're at a stage where I'm about to buy tickets. Money and time are a non issue, as if she turns out to be not worth it I wouldn't regret it.
I haven't caught on any major red flags: she has made it clear she doesn't want or need money, has a job and a stable family backing her, she's never pushed me to do anything, had her fair share of doubt about this thing, she looks responsible and has let me know she background checked me extensively to make sure I am who I say I am. Small details in her pics check out with what she says about what she does.
The only thing that doesn't check out is why she was swiping in my city to begin with. She says during lockdown things got tense with her ex and she wanted an outlet with no strings attached, a bit of attention, used the free Tinder passport and eventually got stuck in my city. Apparently until end of 2022; we matched beginning of 2022. She says was asked to pay to change it back, she's not very tech savvy and wasn't on Tinder much anyway. But this doesn't match my understanding of how Tinder location works and I'm hesitant in believing in unprovable software bugs.
I have a history of being naïve with women and I have a bit of trust issues. I need a second opinion on this. I have researched possible scams I've been looking at, but this just doesn't look like any of them and I feel like a schizo. We're exchanging family and childhood pics and discussing involvement in local politics. If this is a scam, the level of involvement just doesn't make any sense. Why go through all of this to kidnap me or mug me at gunpoint when you can do it with any local or tourist much wealthier than I am with a lot less effort? Why go through all this to extort me of a couple grands in a few months when there's much more efficient scams? Maybe she's honest about what she says but she's being forced to seduce me by someone else and she's just too afraid to be consistent with her morals? I feel like I'm going insane. It feels too good to be true to have such a good connection with someone and the Tinder glitch just sounds too random. However I also know life is random and these things do happen.
I understand you don't have a crystal ball, Reddit. I am willing to take the risk and fly. But how do I travel and stay safe? Just never be alone outside of public spaces or my hotel? What if we want to travel to the hills together? I'd be alone in a foreign country which is not known to be super tourist friendly. What do you think?
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2023.03.26 13:21 not-my-usj-username Why is 1200 the minimum?

All the advice is “don’t go below 1200” for reasons like, as far as I can tell, you can’t get in enough nutrients with that low number of calories. But surely if the body in question is smaller — say someone 4’11” — that body needs less protein/carbs/vitamins to stay healthy and fit?
Why is 1200 considered the blanket bare minimum, both for people who are 5’8” and who are 4’11”? Doesn’t this advice mean wildly different deficits (in both calories and nutrients) are advisable/afforded to these different groups? E.g. this advice would tell a taller person they can be in a huge calorie deficit but that also puts them in a large nutrient deficit, whereas for the shorter person we say the calorie deficit can’t be allowed because of the nutrient deficit.
It seems to me there should be a “minimum calorie baseline to lose weight” that is relative to height, but we never see that on these subs, it’s always “don’t go below 1200” but that would mean that heavier, shorter folks get advice that helps them lose very slowly (demotivating) and heavier, taller folks get advice that results in lots of fat loss very quickly (relatively speaking).
So why is 1200 the conventional-wisdom minimum instead of a height-relative minimum?
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2023.03.26 13:20 Sygald Ratio of card draw to answers?

I'm trying to run a Grixis control deck in Historic, a color combination known to have an effecient answer to anything, as long as it's a standalone card.
This means that I need to sprinkle a lot of one ofs in the deck for various situations and I'm having a hard time balancing it with card draw (Currently run 3 considers, one Cling, 4 Expressive , 4 of that 3 mana 3/3 that loots and 4 fables), so I figured I'll try the community, what in your opinion is the ideal ratio of card draw to answers in a control deck?
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2023.03.26 13:20 JustOneGreenGrape Just starting out with home automation, have made some mistakes.

Over the past couple of years I've bought Calex Smart bulbs, Calex camera's and 'TCP Smart' plugs.
It all works ok but I recently switched from BT to Virgin for internet and, of course, everything is cloud and everything stopped working.
Are there any guides anywhere which will take someone through setting up an in-house home automation setup which does not use cloud based services? Not talking about 'Here, read this 20 page document on ZigBee and then watch this 40 min video on top 5 smart cameras'. I don't want to be a smart home expert.
I have Alexa in most rooms but am happy to put another solution alongside it. I have a few spare laptops which can be repurposed to drive the solution. I'm happy to sell my current smart plugs, bulbs and camera and get something which will talk to an in-house system.
So what I am looking for is:
What software/server do I have locally to run a smart home?
What plugs do I use? Am I able to reflash the equipment I already have? I think Calex and TCP Smart use 'Tuya', does this mean anything?
What camera's can I get which do not need a cloud service to work? What is the best DVR software these days? (I had camera's years ago which you just put in their IP address and could see the feed. I also had some cheap software that I could give the IP address to and it would record and alert me. This was over 10 years ago. We have gone backwards!)
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2023.03.26 13:20 RopesAreForPussies Was I still too rude even after they told me how to do my job and told me I was unprofessional for taking more then 24hrs to respond?

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2023.03.26 13:20 Mrsigma101 Near the end of the road

Suicide has been on my mind Lately, and my mental health has been low. Depression sucks, and I don't remember the last time I was happy. Even whenever I'm happy it's only temporary. I wish I could escape the horrors of the world. The reality is, I'm in this dark empty space and feel sad, Lonely, misunderstood and angry. I am trying to find an escape and It's hard. I'm glad I don't do drugs or drink alcohol. I just need something that would make me feel happy. I've been considering going to the doctor by myself and hopefully getting an anti-depressant medication or some medication to boost my mood. Thursday night I had a bad dream, I was driving a car and somebody ran past the car but it was too late to stop because that person was hit by the car I was driving. I tried to press the breaks but nothing ng happened. A lot of people were surrounding the car and police rushed to the scene and I got arrested. As I was being handcuffed, I shouted ''I didn't mean to do it'' but no one looked or heard what I was saying. I don't usually dream a lot but this particular dream was bad. Sometimes I question myself,'' will I ever leave this home? It seems as if I'm stuck. Will there ever be a way out? I've thought of ways to end my life but thinking about the after-effects of that is hard. I really want to escape this dark hole I'm in.
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2023.03.26 13:19 The_Swan101 CFIF #8: How a Single Douglas Adams Joke Ruined a Priest's Career

“The Answer to the Great Question … Of Life, the Universe and Everything … Is … Is … Forty-two.” - Deep Thought
One cannot understate the popularity of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Beginning as a radio series in 1978 and later spawning a hexalogy of novels, Douglas Adams’ series following the misadventures of Arthur Dent drew international acclaim for its charm and wit. The most significant pop culture contribution of the franchise might be the number 42: the answer to the meaning of life, as declared by supercomputer Deep Thought.
Although Hitchhiker’s Guide drew nearly unanimous praise from the public and critics alike, its rise in cultural relevance brewed some controversy in Christian circles. This controversy materialized mostly in the United States, whose “Satanic panic” of the 1980s coincided with the meteoric rise of Hitchhiker’s Guide in pop culture. Admittedly, Douglas Adams’ series was not subject to the same intense scrutiny that Christians aimed at the likes of Dungeons & Dragons. Nonetheless, Pan Books, the publisher of the Hitchhiker’s Guide series of books, still received several letters from angry parents accusing Adams of “demonic” rhetoric—largely because he said the meaning of life is 42, and not seeking salvation through God and Christ.
Predictably, Pan Books was unfazed by the accusations, insomuch that they—nor Douglas Adams, a self-described “radical atheist”—never published a formal response to critics. Still, for the most dogmatic Christians, Hitchhiker’s Guide was another effort for popular media to corrupt children by implanting diabolical notions of life’s purpose. This came to a head in 1984, in the small Louisiana town of Moss Bluff.
Laying on the outskirts of Lake Charles, Moss Bluff’s population stood at around 10,000, according to the 1980 U.S. Census results. Despite Louisiana’s high poverty rate, Moss Bluff was an affluent town with a thriving Christian population. Central to the town’s culture was the Moss Bluff Pentecostal Church and its young and charismatic pastor, Reverend Jonathan Logan.
Logan wasn’t a native to Louisiana, originally hailing from a rural town in Texas, but his arrival in 1979 marked a turning point for the Church. Logan prided himself on being in touch with the interests of young people, and his sermons frequently discussed the troubles and anxieties of growing up, parental expectations, and bullying in schools. While his style was initially controversial among the older conservatives in his audience, he produced an infusion of religious enthusiasm among children and teens alike that silenced even his most staunch opponents.
One of Reverend Logan’s most frequent appeals to young people was his reliance on pop culture references. His sermons often used characters or ideas from popular media as allegories for religious morals (in one notable speech, he carefully analyzed how the Force from Star Wars was an embodiment of the Holy Spirit, which culminated in a standing ovation from audience members). In order to remain relevant, Logan had to keep a steady eye on the interests of his younger audience—occasionally blinding him to the fears of his elder viewers.
When Reverend Logan casually joked about the meaning of life being 42 before delving into a legitimate speech about how Arthur Dent’s pursuit of meaning parallels the need for a cultural reconciliation with God, he unknowingly stepped on a landmine. Beginning with quiet whispers, his audience began trickling out of Moss Bluff Pentecostal Church, children in tow. More than half of his weekly attendants left before the end of his sermon—some of their own volition, most from the peer pressure of their “anti-Satanic” brethren.
What ensued was a sixteen-week boycott by 40% of Moss Bluff Pentecostal Church’s congregation. Reverend Logan repeatedly attempted to understand the outrage of his elder audience, but—incensed by the realization that their young community leader had been spreading Satanic propaganda since 1979—they insisted that the only way they would end the boycott would be through Logan’s resignation.
Facing pressure from other church leaders, and newly cynical towards a town that rejected him on such nonsensical grounds, Jonathan Logan resigned from his position as a pastor on August 20th, 1984. Two weeks later, Logan left Moss Bluff and disappeared from the public record. Ironically, his replacement’s name was Adams.
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2023.03.26 13:19 Full_Beat_6784 I think Jax and Brittany are hindering Cruz out of self preservation

I'm not being snarky in this post, not even remotely. I don't like either of them; in fact I'm disgusted by them, but I have something I've been thinking about. I work with kids on the spectrum (I've said it a few times before here) and I think Jax and Brittany have had a history of using the "R-word" in a derogatory way. You know what I mean. I think that they're refusing all signs, help, literally every outpouring of love, because they have used that word all over the place and that's what they think that (horrific and untrue) word represents. I work as a psychotherapist on a team with the most incredible OTs, PTs, Speech Therapists, neurologists, nurses, home health aides, literally the most fantastic group of people I could have ever dreamed of meeting and we've all sat down at one point or another and recognised that the kids that don't get into the IEP (early intervention program) are mostly kids where parents used *that* word liberally, and thought of it as an insult.
If either of them are reading this post, please, please, please, just come into a clinic - any clinic - and let professionals help you, no matter how scary it may seem.
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2023.03.26 13:19 ShotgunSquitters The nightmarish wonderland that is Efteling. I'm not fluent in Dutch, but I'm pretty sure that "papier" means "penis".

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2023.03.26 13:19 Faithyxox My (23f) friend’s (25f) boyfriend (25m) used a word I consider very offensive, but I’m conflicted because of the context he used it in

Something happened last night and I’m still high so I don’t know if I’m overreacting. Me (23F) my friend (25f) and her boyfriend (25m) got drunk and also high on coke, so we were VERY talkative and often times incoherent, if you know you know.
I’ve known my friend, we’ll call her Chloe, for nearly a year and she’s great. Her boyfriend, we’ll call Jack, I’ve never been too keen on. They’ve been together for 5 years and sometimes he can be a bit of a dick, Chloe is not delusional but I think a part of her thinks they’ve been together for so long they may as well make it to the end. He can sometimes be lazy and a bit childish, but overall he is a pretty intelligent guy intellectually and emotionally.
We were talking about really deep topics and the topic of Jack’s family came up. He said how he doesn’t really speak much with his family because they are very ignorant and it’s exhausting trying to ‘correct’ them all the time. Basically lots of racial microaggressions, his mum actually got brought to court because she, and I quote, saw a woman in a hijab sat in a corner and she said to her colleague “I bet she doesn’t speak English” or something along those lines. I believe she is some sort of teacher.
He brought up how his family constantly used slurs and he has to tell them to stop, and Chloe said sometimes family members would say really ignorant things to her because they “can’t say it in front of Jack” and this makes her super uncomfortable too.
For context, he grew up in and his family still lives in Croydon, which is south of London. It is very culturally diverse, specifically with black minorities. Him and his family are white.
He was talking about how it’s very ironic that his mum says the things she says (she’s one of those people who refuses to educate themselves because they think the world has gone ‘sensitive’ and ‘woke’) because one of her best friends is actually black. He was saying how he knows she wouldn’t dare say the things she says in front of her friend, so for her to claim she isn’t being racist is hypocritical.
Anyway, he said “her friend isn’t a [c word that rhymes with moon], I don’t think she knows what my mum says behind closed doors”. I was initially very taken aback because I never hear that word, especially in this country.
I immediately called him out and said that it’s a slur. He said he understands but he meant it in the context of black people being performative towards white people, which is where the word apparently originated. He said people have discussed this with him before and he knows to never say that word in front of someone who is actually black because even if he meant it ‘in that context’ it would obviously be in big trouble. Chloe agreed and said he had to be careful saying that word, it’s clear they have had a conversation about it before.
This is what is confusing me. I do believe using that word is wrong in any context (he said the n word purely has racist origins so he would never say it) and I personally had no idea it has a different context as I’ve only ever known it as a slur (also not very common in the UK either).
I’m just confused because he is very against slurs, always calls out racism etc. I know this doesn’t mean he can’t be racially ignorant but I think I was just very confused in the context of the situation because it came out of nowhere.
Jack isn’t ignorant, he’s quite an emotionally intelligent person and so is Chloe. I don’t know if this is some weird blip.
I’ve had similar situations before with close friends who used words/said things I don’t agree with. I understand no one is perfect, but these situations create a lot of anxiety for me as it triggers a ‘guilty conscience’ reaction in my head which leads to panic attacks and long bouts of depression. I’m currently in therapy unpacking things like this, because some things have grey areas and I’m not automatically a bad person for wanting to stay friends with someone even after they said something out of the blue.
I was just wondering people’s thoughts on this. This is the first time he has ever said something like this and I’ve known him for nearly a year. He is very outspoken against racism and microaggressions usually, so now I feel confused.
Tl;dr my friend’s boyfriend who is usually very outspoken against racism/slurs, mentioned a slur when describing his racist mum’s friend (who is black). He told me as the ‘context’ of the word has multiple meanings he felt okay to use it.
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2023.03.26 13:19 DollyTrip Bible Quizzing???

Hello all, I just had a memory of when I used to participate in an activity called Bible Quizzing where they’d pair you up with another kid your age and gender at the church, and have you memorize Bible verses front to back, left to right, and then compete as a team of 2 against other teams from different churches in a tournament. The proctor would ask the question and whoever hit the buzzer first would answer. They’d have you fill in the blanks, recite entire passages, explain meanings of verses, etc. They treated it somewhat like a sport and we’d travel to different churches to compete, there were State and National tournaments and whatnot as well. I was pretty much expected to use up my entire free time dedicated to studying verses.
Anyone else have experiences with this activity? Please share your thoughts.
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