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What have the Arabs ever done for us?

Old Feb 11th 2019, 4:08 am
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Default What have the Arabs ever done for us?

Was watching Life of Brian again last night, and the classic scene with them in the meeting, John Cleese being the chairman.


So what have the Arabs ever done for us? The Aqueducts?

I'll start with the obvious one - the bum gun, brilliant.
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Coffee.

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numbers innit
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Optics, although not the alcoholic spirits measure...
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Zero, nil, nada, zip...
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A sh*tload of oil.

Lawrence of Arabia.

... That’s it.
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numbers innit
Hindus.
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Given those of you working over there the opportunity to earn more than you can in your home countries? If not, why are you there - you must get something out of it?
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Originally Posted by spouse of scouse View Post
Given those of you working over there the opportunity to earn more than you can in your home countries? If not, why are you there - you must get something out of it?
there is no if not, it's all about the money, anything else is secondary and a bonus.
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Humus, moutabel, shawarma, muhumara, fattoush, tabbouleh...

And in fairness, on the numbers thing, and in many other areas of science and art, they did take things quite a way forwards from what the Indians had come up with during the golden decades of the Abbasid caliphate.
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Originally Posted by BritInParis View Post
A sh*tload of oil.

Lawrence of Arabia.

... That’s it.
Hey, what about Jamie Farr? M*A*S*H* without Klinger's hairy legs in stilettos would be a tragedy.
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Well for me they have granted me several years of stable and well paid employment, decent weather and a good multicultural experience. For that I’m very grateful.

So, apart from the experience, optics, numbers, the food, public order, the interesting work, the tax free salary - of course the tax free salary goes without saying, and residence in a fun sunny place with interesting people, what have they done for us?


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Allowed people to escape from a decaying civilisation in Britannia ?
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Allowed people to escape from a decaying civilisation in Britannia ?
Oh. escape from a decaying Britannia? shut up!


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Allowed people to escape from a decaying civilisation in Britannia ?
It's only decaying because you're there.
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