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Proverb of the day: Like the tassel of the camel bag, it neither straightens it nor tilts it زي شرابة الخرج لا تعدله و لا تميله

Like the tassel of the camel bag, it neither straightens it nor tilts it

Ahram Online , Thursday 5 Nov 2015
A scarecrow stands in a field at Heshan village in Shimen county, central China
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زي شرابة الخرج لا تعدله و لا تميله

Zayy shorrabet el khorg, la te’delu wala temayyelu

 

Translation: Like the tassel of the camel bag, it neither straightens it nor tilts it.

Meaning: Don't let the strange wording confuse you; this proverb simply means that someone is useless, spineless, or irrelevant. Shorrabet el khorg, or the tassels on the bag used when riding a camel, serve little purpose. Politicians fear the first part of this proverb, which is still in use. Call someone a shorrabet khorg and they’ll have to deny the charges immediately. 

 
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