Lebanese are weird so it’s normal that they do illogical things! Here’s a list of the top 10 funny illogical things lebanese people do.
Funny Illogical Things #1: The Identity Questioning “Meen?”
“Meen?” means “who?” and this word is perfectly fine… unless it is used when someone is knocking on your door. Yes, Lebanese would go “Meen?” instead of using the door’s pipehole to check.
Funny Illogical Things #2: The Identity Answer “Ana!”
So a Lebanese person would go “Meen?”. The respondent would reply “Ana!”, meaning “me!”. There is some magic in this “Ana” response as the identity seeker knows exactly who the respondent is! Beats all systems right?
Funny Illogical Things #3: The “Are You Home?” Landline Call
Calling someone on the Landline is not illogical. Unless, you ask “Are you home?” or “where are you?” after the respondent asnwers. OBVIOUSLY, they are home since you’re calling landline and they answered!
Funny Illogical Things #4: The Chicken Hamburger!
“Wahde Hamburger 3a Djej!” meaning “One Chiken Hamburger!”. If you’re not Lebanese, this will sound weird but if you are then this is completely normal. People! It’s either Hamburger or Chickenburger.
Funny Illogical Things #5: The Cure-All Medecine
Funny Illogical Things #6: The Pepsi Diet Guilt Trap
Nothing’s wrong if you’re just drinking pepsi diet. However, ordering 3 shawarma sandwiches with a box of french fries and a piece of cake only to drink pepsi diet for “diet” is seriously insane.
Funny Illogical Things #7: The Endless Bye Loop
Once it’s time to leave the person you’re talking to, the endless bye loop starts. It goes like “Bye” , “Habib el 2aleb Bye”, “Bye Bye” and it goes on and on. Not only in phone calls but also when leaving someone’s house, it could last up to 2 hours.
Funny Illogical Things #8: The Family Name Trap
You only need one piece of information in Lebanon to know the ethnicity, religion, race and secte of a given person…. the family name! “What’s your family name?” is the one question you sweat to. Indeed, it’s a dangerous game that has only one solution: disclose your family name and pray nothing goes wrong.
Funny Illogical Things #9: The Sad Jokes
Lebanese LOVE to joke about their own misery. They are expert at bringing buzz pictures and memes together in seconds right after a certain problem happens. Can you remember the “janarek” joke? We do!
Funny Illogical Things #10: The “Dress to Impress” Loan
Lebanes like to show off, they’re ready to take huge amount of loan to buy cars or houses and to arrange extravagant marriages just for the purpose of impressing and showing off.
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