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Toast

Sahthine is Lebanese for "God grant you good health." This expression is often used as a toasting phrase.

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Keyword(s): ETHNIC ; HEALTH ; Lebanese ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Lebanese expression "Ya Adrah" which translated means "Mother of God, Help"

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Is often (frequently) used when someone slips or barely misses hurting themselves.

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Grammatical corrections.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; ETHNIC ; God ; Help ; Lebanese ; MOTHER ; RETORT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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CHRISTMAS FOOD

IN LEBANON, THE TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS FOOD FOR THOSE WHO CAN AFFORD
IT, IS A TURKEY DINNER.

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(SOUNDS FAMILIAR)

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; FOOD CUSTOM ; holiday ; Lebanese ; Turkey

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Menus

Date learned: 00001968 FALL

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