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Dubai Court Debates Meaning Of ‘F*ck Off’ Over ‘F*ck You’

by | 5th, November 2013




“MY client is a Canadian citizen and f*ck off is not an insult in Canada… but f*ck you is a curse and an insult. F*ck off is commonly used when a person expresses themselves metaphorically and asks another person, who angered them, to walk away,” says Uday Al Kazwini of Dar Al Balagh Advocates and Legal Consultants. He’s representing a 43-year-old Canadian before the Dubai Misdemeanour Court.

The Canadian is accused of swearing at an Egyptian worker from the Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat).

Kazwini goes on:

“The Egyptian claimant alleged that my client told him f*ck you. Well f*ck you is a curse but my client did not use that term. The defendant admitted to prosecutors that he said f*ck off and he meant to ask the claimant to leave him alone and walk away after the two indulged in a heated argument.”

The alleged victim, a 29-year-old man, alleges the defendant approached the Etisalat counter at Mirdif City Centre and used foul language against him. He says:

“When I attended his complaint pertaining to one

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