Adam Saleh, known best for his hoaxes on YouTube, claims he was kicked off a Delta airline for speaking Arabic (to his mother on the phone) and to a traveling companion. Here’s the New York Times story on it.
Here’s an idea. Why don’t we all learn a little Arabic?
Salaam for “peace.”
Shukran for “thank you.”
Inshallah for “what will be, will be,” or, if you’re a religious type, “if God wills it.”
Mashi for “OK.”