July 3, 2012 5:14 pm at 5:14 pm #603976
I just searched Google “SiDi™” and this is what I found on Wikipedia:
Sidi is a masculine title of respect, meaning “my master” in Western Arabic language and Egyptian Arabic (sayyid in other dialects) equivalent to modern popular usage of the English Mr.. It is also used in other Arabic dialects, such as Eastern Arabic, as well as by Muslims of the Indian subcontinent in the Urdu language; however, in these latter two cases, “Sidi” does not have so much currency as titles like sayed, janab or saheb.
Occasionally a respected member of a Muslim society will be given the title Sidi by default in recognition of upright standing and wisdom. This especially applies to marabouts, hence the term appears in places and mosques named after one.
In the Maghrebi kingdom of Morocco:
Sidi (‘Lord’): the title used as a substitute for Mulay by those male members of the ruling Alawi dynasty sharing the first name of the Muslim Prophet, Muhammad
Smiyet Sidi: a style usually reserved for the Sovereign or the Heir Apparent, loosely, but imperfectly, translated as ‘His Lordship’ or ‘Monseigneur’
In neighbouring Tunisian Arabic, it has evolved into two separate variants: “Si” means Mister or Sir, while “Sidi” means “Master” or “Saint”, depending on the context. For example older conservative Tunisian women call their husbands “Sidi”, not by first name; older conservative Tunisians (both men and women) call their older brothers “Sidi”, especially when there is a large age difference between them. There are two female equivalents of “Sidi”: “Lella”, when used in a social context, and “Sayyeda” when speaking about female saints, for example “(Es)-Sayyeda El-Manoubiyya”.
In the Hijaz region of Saudi Arabia, the word sidi is used as an honorific when addressing an older brother by many of the more traditional families.
The term was also used by Arabized Spanish, Portuguese and Berbers in Mozarabic-speaking Moorish Spain (cf. El Cid).
SiDi™ – MasterJuly 3, 2012 7:30 pm at 7:30 pm #882447
OOPS! I thought I put a
</blockquote>before “Interesting?”. Maybe one of you nice Mods can stick that in for me? You guys are the greatest!!!
SiDi™July 3, 2012 8:14 pm at 8:14 pm #882448Doodle-Man™MemberJuly 3, 2012 8:19 pm at 8:19 pm #882449July 3, 2012 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm #882450
shlishi, I wrote a post explaining but the M*ds didn’t post it. Why not? I don’t know! Maybe they want me to be the sole user with a unique screenname!!!!
Unique SiDi™!July 3, 2012 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm #882451☕️coffee addictParticipant
it’s also a cool type of sneakerJuly 4, 2012 12:42 am at 12:42 am #882452
SiDi: Give it another shot and try explaining here how you did it. ThanksJuly 4, 2012 1:23 am at 1:23 am #882453
SiDi – It’s very cool. I might even be a little jealous.July 4, 2012 4:48 pm at 4:48 pm #882454
You remind me a lot of someone else who seems to have disappeared ^_^, are you hiding her somewhere?July 4, 2012 5:33 pm at 5:33 pm #882455OneOfManyParticipant
Who, me? Did I kidnap someone?July 4, 2012 5:42 pm at 5:42 pm #882456CsarMember
She wanted to know if you were kidnapped.July 4, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm #882457
You remind me a lot of someone else who seems to have disappeared ^_^, are you hiding her somewhere?
Can you define who the “You” you are talking about is?
SiDi™July 4, 2012 11:21 pm at 11:21 pm #882458
Whew – I was soooo worried. Good to see you.July 5, 2012 12:39 am at 12:39 am #882459
WHO???July 5, 2012 12:52 am at 12:52 am #882460OneOfManyParticipant
Hey, I’m still here. Nice to know you’re looking out for me. ^_^July 5, 2012 1:33 am at 1:33 am #882461
I was commenting that you (SiDi) remind me of OneOfMany, but that I hadn’t seen her (OneOfMany) lately. Then, in typical CR fashion, I accused you of having something to do with her disappearance. But I was joking.
Am I in trouble?July 5, 2012 5:52 am at 5:52 am #882462July 5, 2012 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm #882463aaron613ParticipantJuly 5, 2012 3:12 pm at 3:12 pm #882465
Mods, please explain why you’re not posting my posts.
Not Posted™July 5, 2012 3:19 pm at 3:19 pm #882466YW Moderator-20Moderator
Which post are you referring to? I see none.July 5, 2012 3:37 pm at 3:37 pm #882467July 5, 2012 3:44 pm at 3:44 pm #882468
And, I also tried explaining how to put ™ after one’s screennmae. The only link i the post was a link inside YW. But, as I said, Mods want me to be unique…
SiDi™July 5, 2012 4:22 pm at 4:22 pm #882469zahavasdadParticipant
Its just ASCII CharactersJuly 5, 2012 9:11 pm at 9:11 pm #882470
Mod 20, what happened to you? I think I had my hopes up too high…
Only dreamers still believe that dreams come true . . .
(put this in the "Name That Tune!" thread!)
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