Thursday, 6 October 2011

Take a shufti at this armour peicing bint.

Photos of me, by Natacha Haroldsen on PhotoshopGurus.

Bint is Arabic for girl. It entered the English language in the 19th century apparently.
But during the 1940s, tens of thousands of men were rotated through the 8th Army in North Africa. They developed their own slang borrowing words from Arabic, Italian and German. Much of this 'bat' was brought home to the UK and Australia and words like kaput, bint and shufti, found they way into the language and were common right into the 1970s.

As for being derogatory? That depends on context, you can have a stupid bint, a pukka bint, a moistened bint, or an amour piecing bint.

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