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21 Words That Mean Something Else When You're A British Muslim

Did I say boyfriend? I mean boy friend. As in a boy who is a friend. I SWEAR.

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1. "Fast"

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What it usually means: Speeding up, going at a quicker rate.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Not eating until sunset.

2. "Ma"

What it usually means: An abbreviation of the word "Mum".What it means when you're a British Muslim: An abbreviation of the word "MashAllah".
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What it usually means: An abbreviation of the word "Mum".

What it means when you're a British Muslim: An abbreviation of the word "MashAllah".

3. "Boyfriend"

What it usually means: The man you're dating.What it means when you're a British Muslim: A man who is a friend, just a friend, only a friend, I SWEAR.
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What it usually means: The man you're dating.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A man who is a friend, just a friend, only a friend, I SWEAR.

4. "Friday"

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What it usually means: The end of the week, time to party.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Jummah, time to go to the mosque and pray.

5. "Beard"

What it usually means: Facial hair grown by men.What it means when you're a British Muslim: Facial hair grown by men, that acts as a good indicator of how religious they are.
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What it usually means: Facial hair grown by men.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Facial hair grown by men, that acts as a good indicator of how religious they are.

6. "Prayer room"

What it usually means: A quiet room in which to reflect and pray.What it means when you're a British Muslim: The social hub for Muslims on campus.
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What it usually means: A quiet room in which to reflect and pray.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: The social hub for Muslims on campus.

7. "Brother/Sister"

What it usually means: Your sibling.What it means when you're a British Muslim: A fellow member of Islam.
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What it usually means: Your sibling.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A fellow member of Islam.

8. "Christmas"

What it usually means: A happy, festive family time that involves lots of presents.What it means when you're a British Muslim: A day when everyone else gets presents and you get nothing.
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What it usually means: A happy, festive family time that involves lots of presents.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A day when everyone else gets presents and you get nothing.

9. "Israel and Palestine"

What it usually means: Two countries with a complicated relationship.What it means when you're a British Muslim: Two countries with a complicated relationship which, when discussed, evokes passionate emotion in your friends and clogs up your News Feed.
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What it usually means: Two countries with a complicated relationship.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Two countries with a complicated relationship which, when discussed, evokes passionate emotion in your friends and clogs up your News Feed.

10. "Scarf"

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What it usually means: Something you wear around your neck when it's cold.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A piece of material that serves to cover a woman's hair.

11. "Gelatin"

What it usually means: An ingredient found in sweets that you don't really notice or care about.What it means when you're a British Muslim: An ingredient that you avoid like the plague, meaning you basically can't eat any good sweets.
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What it usually means: An ingredient found in sweets that you don't really notice or care about.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: An ingredient that you avoid like the plague, meaning you basically can't eat any good sweets.

12. "The pub"

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What it usually means: Somewhere you hang out with your mates and drink.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: An alcoholic institution that is taboo to enter.

13. "Gin"

What it usually means: A delicious spirit, best served with tonic. What it means when you're a British Muslim: Creatures made of smokeless fire, which are the basis of every horror story you've heard.
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What it usually means: A delicious spirit, best served with tonic.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Creatures made of smokeless fire, which are the basis of every horror story you've heard.

14. "Airport"

What it usually means: A place where you get on an airplane and go abroad.What it means when you're a British Muslim: The only place where "random" means "every damn time".
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What it usually means: A place where you get on an airplane and go abroad.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: The only place where "random" means "every damn time".

15. "Date"

What it usually means: Two people getting together for a meal or a drink, the beginning of a relationship.What it means when you're a British Muslim: A fruit eaten at sunset to break your fast after a very halal day of no relationships or food.
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What it usually means: Two people getting together for a meal or a drink, the beginning of a relationship.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A fruit eaten at sunset to break your fast after a very halal day of no relationships or food.

16. "Sink"

What is usually means: A place where you wash your hands.What it means when you're a British Muslim: A place where you wash your feet.
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What is usually means: A place where you wash your hands.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A place where you wash your feet.

17. "Club"

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What it usually means: A place to dance to loud music with your friends.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A place where sins are born.

18. "Water bottle"

What it usually means: A bottle filled with water that you drink from.What it means when you're a British Muslim: A bottle filled with water that you never drink from.
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What it usually means: A bottle filled with water that you drink from.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: A bottle filled with water that you never drink from.

19. "Sunset"

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What it usually means: The end of the day, when the sun disappears over the horizon.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: Food time, give me food.

20. "One Direction"

What it usually means: The most popular boy band on the planet.What it means when you're a British Muslim: The only direction that you need to know in order to pray.
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What it usually means: The most popular boy band on the planet.

What it means when you're a British Muslim: The only direction that you need to know in order to pray.

21. "Shoes"

What it usually means: Something you wear on your feet when you're out of the house.What is means when you're a British Muslim: Something you take off to pray at mosque and can never find again.
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What it usually means: Something you wear on your feet when you're out of the house.

What is means when you're a British Muslim: Something you take off to pray at mosque and can never find again.