Thursday, October 05, 2006

It's a Two Letter Name!

Q: What is the name of the bird in the Tablet of Ahmad?

A: "Lo, the nightingale..."


Blogger cartadosahba said...

hahaha, brilliant

7:34 PM  
Blogger James said...

I have always known this joke as "What is the name of the Nightingale of Paradise?", obviously you can't say "No" to anybody who replies correctly with Baha'u'llah but simply saying "Lo!" after whatever reply is offered can leave deepened Baha'is laughing for a fair while.

1:27 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Funny, but for the folks at Green Acre to set this up as a quiz question this past summer with "Lo" as the correct answer is confounding!

Hopefully folks realize that this "Lo" would mean something along the lines of "Verily"? ...whereas the original Arabic "hádhihi varqatu'l firdawsi" could literally be translated, "This is the Nightingale of Paradise..."

3:26 PM  

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