n.— «The banter is a form of speech that mixes Arabic with English. It is widely used among Jordan’s Western-educated elites, drawing ire from language purists and exposing a widening social and economic gap in the small kingdom. Dubbed by some “Arabizi”—a slang term for Arabic and “Inglizi,” or English in Arabic—it is also a means of expression for many young Jordanians who have been educated abroad and who do not share Jordan’s conservative values.» —“In Jordan, the young and hip speak “Arabizi”” by Ibon Villelabeitia in Amman, Jordan Metro Dec. 20, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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