Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Fumatori di Shishà / smoking the water pipe, or shisha
Smoking a shisha is often done with friends amidst convival conversation. It is often smoked after a meal, especially at a restaurant.
The custom of smoking the shisha in a tea shop or coffee bar is one that is becoming popular near US college campuses.
Additional vocabulary -
affluence - wealth
benevolent - fair and generous
economic engine - something that makes jobs and wealth, such as a center of education.
petrolia - a coined term meaning region of oil.
date palm - the date is a fruit indigenous to the Mid East.
star and crescent moon - symbol of Islam
star of David - symbol of Judaism
Marco Polo - European explorer who used the Silk Road to make his way to China and back to Italy.
Local institutions that could become stronger as economic engines -
La Tech (Spt campus)
Bossier parish Community College (BPCC)
Northwestern State Univ (School of Nursing, Spt campus)
Southern Univ Shreveport