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Saudi Arabia: Valentine’s Day

I just love this photo, from today’s Al Watan


A Saudi man shows how members of the Saudi vice squad (Religious police) crush red roses with their feet as they enforce a law banning Valentine”s Day celebrations in the conservative kingdom at a flower shop in Riyadh. The Western version of Valentine”s Day ـ lovers raining flowers, chocolates and toys, all with a red theme, on each other ـ would be a challenge in Saudi Arabia at any time of the year. Strict Islamic religious rules keep men and women separate until they are married ـ and marriages are usually arranged by their families. There is no taking a girlfriend out to a coffee shop or restaurant: the cafes and restaurants all have separate sections, one for single men and the other for women and families. (AFP)

Last updated on Sunday 15/2/2009

February 15, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Cultural, Holiday, Humor, Living Conditions, Saudi Arabia | 18 Comments

Valentine’s Day Word Play

Happy Valentine’s Day!

What did the caveman give his wife on Valentine’s Day?
Ughs and kisses!

What did the boy sheep say to the girl sheep on Valentine’s Day?
I Love Ewe!

What did the stamp say to the envelope on Valentine’s Day?
I’m stuck on you!

Knock knock!
Who’e there?

Frank who?
Frank you for being my friend!

Knock knock!
Who’s there?

Howard who?
Howard you like a big kiss?

What did the boy owl say to the girl owl on Valentine’s Day?
Owl be yours!

What kind of flowers do you never give on Valentine’s Day?

What do you call a very small Valentine?
A Valentiny!

What did the boy squirrel say to the girl squirrel on Valentine’s Day?
I’m nuts about you!

What did the girl squirrel say to the boy squirrel on Valentine’s Day?
You’re nuts so bad yourself!

Knock knock! 
Who’s there? 

Sherwood who? 
Sherwood like to be your valentine!
Knock, knock 
Who’s there? 
Pooch who? 
Pooch your arms around me, baby!


Thank you, KitKat!

February 15, 2009 Posted by | Cultural, Entertainment, Holiday, Language, Words | 3 Comments