Posted by farid from customer-148-233-93-60.uninet.net.mx (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 at 11:20AM :
In Reply to: Re: "Arabic" words posted by Warrior Empress from host-65-199-130-239.link.com.eg (126.96.36.199) on Wednesday, July 02, 2003 at 4:38AM :
I was stunned several years ago to hear a Sicilian New Yorker refer to someone as a "miskeen"...sure enough, it means the same thing. Itīs hardly an Italian word...but rather used to define the way most sailors...and many of them from Mesopotamia, felt when they landed in Sicily.
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