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How Iraqi are you?

  1. When surrounded by other Arab nationalities and you speak Iraqi no one knows what the hell you’re saying.
  2. Every Iraqi family is dysfunctional in one way or another.
  3. Every Iraqi has a bit of im3aydee in them.
  4. Iraqis have an extensive and exclusive swearing vocabulary ranging from ‘incheb-ee’, ‘islayma’, ‘ibn al zafra’, ‘sarsaree’, ‘gawad’, ‘taras’, ‘barboog’, ‘thowla’, ‘booma’, ‘3ama’, ‘quz al qurt’, ‘wuja3’, ‘ghabra’, ..etc.
  5. If lunch doesn’t include rice, its not considered a meal.
  6. When Iraqi guys try to pick up girls, their approach is maybe a bit too aggressive “Hay shlown jamal ya bint al kalb”, “Lich hay weyn ray7ah, ta3alee ihna, khen ger-gir?”, “Shinoo hal kaykah, jawa3teenee”.
  7. Every Iraqi you meet abroad was a neighbor or is a neighbor back home.
  8. When Iraqis dance to 3adel 3ogla or Hatem al 3raqi, everyone returns to their im3aydee roots, everyone goes wild, and all the other non-Iraqis get scared.
  9. Saying the word ‘Baghdad’ makes Iraqis cry hysterically.
  10. You’ve been beaten up to death by a Na3al (slipper) at least once in your life.
  11. Sarcasm is part of Iraqi DNA, You never know whether the joke is a joke or not!
  12. To be Iraqi you must drink chai (tea) five times a day.
  13. If an Iraqi accidentally trips on a banana peel in the street, he starts cursing and blaming the government.

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Wattania Class

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Swedish Class

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Samout Lamout

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Person Nummer

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Oil on linen, 2015, 100”x79″

My name is Gun

Oil on linen, 2015, 96”x73”