"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Chicken Nuggets, The Term

My coworker asked me... what would be a good definition for "Chicken Nuggets" in Kuwait. Below is what I came up with.... any additions/suggestions?

The term “Chicken Nuggets” refers to a group of Kuwaiti people who uses English as their mother language. Those people cannot say a full sentence in Arabic without having to switch to English at least once per sentence. In most cases those Chicken Nuggets went to private schools and/or studied abroad in the States/Europe. In rare cases there are those who would just adapt to the group by the surroundings or for the sake of being “in”. Some see it as a phenomena, others see it as an evolution.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOL a dictionary couldnt have done it better ;p
Proud to declare enii chicken nugget ;p (chena kelsh mo embayen ;p )

..::Amu::.. said...

loool I like it :D

Purgatory said...

"Some see it as a phenomena, others see it as an evolution."

Evolution!!! I tell you what evolution is, chicken burger with cheese and lettuce and a hint of mayo on a seasme bun ;p

Next time someone asks you, just send them a pic of the Mcdonald's nuggets.

Fahad said...

Hi Ansam

Etha sema7tai aby a3aref ai noo3 min el bo9al eikoon 6a3ma sheera akthar min ghaira lamma ne6bekha

Sam7eeny so2aly barra elmawdhoo3 :)

eshda3wa said...

LOL

Proud to be a Chicken Nugget

Mathai said...

Yeah I know some of those people but I never knew there was a term for them ! Is it commonly used in Kuwait?

Checkmate said...

yeah I would add "it's also known that they're the majority users of BB services in q8, where they can type a 200 letter message in like no time" :p

hilaliya said...

I am a Chicken Nugget.
But I am no Spring Chicken.

intlxpatr said...

Ansam, I have heard that term is used in a derogatory sense, is that true?

Livingmylife said...

LOOL! i get called that all the time!

Xxo

Ansam said...

Anonymous-
LOL thanks hehehe

..::Amu::..
Thanks Amu :-)

Purgatory-
That would be you!

Fahad-
No worries...
I would go with sweet onions! They are in season now. They are light brown (goldish) Their flesh is shiny creamy white.

eshda3wa-
LOL

Mathai-
Yes... and they have a facebook group too LOL

Checkmate-
Thats all over Kuwait hehehe its spreading like crazy!

hilaliya-
Winni3im walla :-)

intlxpatr-
People here are proud to admit they are... so I just think its a term used and no one is taking it in a very bad way... no one I know of at least hehehe

Livingmylife-
LOL

Reem said...

hehe true! lately some ppl also call it McChicken;p

Web Weaver said...

Chicken Nuggest??? First time I hear about it. Thanks for the Info! but I'm old...does it make me a MacChicken???

Zeecu said...

Dual responses for all audiences:

Chicken-nugget reply: Here's what I hate - people of the 'rare' third category whose English sucks McFlurry. It's an oxymoron when one has limited vocabulary/spelling/grammar skils AND insists on speaking in English. Or maybe it's not an oxymoron but he/she's a moron.

Kuwaiti reply: arda modail gowa6i lengalaizi ele ghaseb bekashkhoon roo7hom o beta7achon engalaizi ya3ni shayfeen khair o mota3addedeen el loghat wel maharat.. la wegolon P bedal B ghaseb, 7atta lo el kelma el sa7 bel B ham egolonha P.

KTDP said...

I've been called alot worse..... It's actually the best complement I've had this week.....

Ansam said...

Reem-
And the evolution continues hehehe

Web Weaver-
Hehehe no prob!
Will have to do more research :-P

Zeecu-
Nice.. thanks :-) LOL @ McFlurry.

KTDP-
Hahahahah, what happened now!

Bashar said...

I used to be confused from those guys, until I left college. I became like them unaware. Probably because of my comp major, and being in corporate surrounded by western means we adapt more and more english phrases that we feel more convenient expressing our selves with them.

Bashar said...

I used to be confused from those guys, until I left college. I became like them unaware. Probably because of my comp major, and being in corporate surrounded by western means we adapt more and more english phrases that we feel more convenient expressing our selves with them.

Ansam said...

Bashar-
You are infected!

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