I think it’s down to the simple fact, that if he can’t read Arabic, he’s unlikely to know someone that spells their name in Arabic. So their just having a bit of a joke about it.
Don’t see how it makes them doofuses. Are we all now obliged to read Arabic? As we’re at it lets learn to read Russian and Greek alphabet. Also the Asian languages – can’t leave anyone out, Vietnamese, Thai here we come…
I don’t read Arabic, but is the name he mentioned how one would write Osama bin Laden in his native tongue? If not, are we supposed to be laughing at the people who wrote this dialogue or at the jokes included in it?
And are you playing rlyeh or serious? Really rlyeh?
Those are real Arabic names (albeit the first one slightly unusual), but names which have nothing to do with Bin Laden. If they were names related to Bin Laden I could see it as a lame joke. As it is, it is simply a pathetic ‘Arabic=terrorist’ route.
And no, rlyeh, we are not all obliged to learn Arabic, but the equivalent of this would be two Arabic guys saying ‘hey, John Smith added me’ – ‘yeh, I know John Smith, he’s obese and eats McDonald’s every day’. That is a more accurate stereotype and still not funny.
Ah. I guess my knowledge of Arabic and unusual fonts are lacking equally. I can’t search tiddlywink font on google or in my MS Word (and I don’t have a facebook). Do you know a place where I can see those letters and convert some words into it to try it?
So pretty much this is supposed to be “funny” because it’s racist. These ignorant idiots are saying that because the person who’s requesting them as a friend is Arabic he’s automatically a terrorist or is related to a terrorist. Way to go lamebook for promoting hate and racism!
You are all dumb. There are distinct reasons why this could be funny. First, for all the morons or racists out there, they could find the banter about Bin Laden and the generalization about people with arabic names to be funny. Second, for the more intelligent or politically correct, that two people, and the thousands of viewers who fall into the first category, could consider the Bin Laden banter to be funny might actually be funny in and of itself. Pretty sure the Lamebook moderators fall into the second category.