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A Couple More Shirt Designs

On sale at my Zazzle shop now, which can be found by clicking the hyperlink in the first half of this sentence or else entering http://www.zazzle.com/snarlahusayn into your search window.

This one here is a quotation from Alf Layla wa Layla aka 1,001 Nights aka Tales of the Arabian Nights. I think it’s a generally useful sentiment: “Don’t ask about what doesn’t concern you, or you might hear what doesn’t please you.” Of course on the t-shirt it’s in Arabic, with English smaller underneath.

Another t-shirt, of which I don’t have a picture, reads in Arabic, “Death before dishonor.” This particular phrase came from a sample of pre-Islamic literature and stuck with me. In Arabic it rhymes. Once again, there’s the Arabic and then the English underneath in smaller letters.

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New T-Shirt Design in Time for the Holidays

Someone in Texas loves you. Now tell the world about it by wearing this t-shirt. It’s mostly in Arabic, so it’s scary and controversial (to xenophobes) and the name of the state is in English, so people can pretty much automatically figure out that it says, “Someone in Texas loves me,” even if they resist knowing any foreign languages.

So far I have shirts for Texas, California, New York, Georgia, Maryland, and Minnesota. A lot more to go, so it might take a while. Let me know what state you want, and I’ll make it. UPDATE: London, Oklahoma, Ohio, Hawaii, Vermont, Florida, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Second Life now available.

Shirts and a whole bunch of other stuff available at my Zazzle store. Click on this! It takes you there.


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