"Al6o3om mel7 al sadaqa"

* The following post is strictly for those who know what the word 6o3om means, and have had experience with the 6o3om before*

6o⋅3om 1 : [ 6o-3om ] noun. 

1. Used in cases of extreme violence, right before a fight breaks out.

2. Used by one of your parents, when insulting himself for giving birth to such a “5ilfe”.

3. Used between friends as a joke – “Mel7 al sadaqa”.


        Sitting next to your friend at school, you’re getting to know one another, when suddenly he asks if you have any siblings. You say yes we’re a family of 4 with no girls. A sudden smirk slips on his face as he gets ready to smack you with that “6o3om”. “Tab agolak, K** O5***!”, as he laughs his ass off. You stare at him not knowing what to say. Do you hit him ? Do you walk away ? Do you laugh along ?

It’s very confusing when you receive your first “6o3om”, it’s like a baby walking for the first time. You get mixed emotions of fear, anxiety and chills. Your friend’s smile isn’t a bad one, bil 3aks, it’s more like : “Welcome to the club 7abeebi”. “Ma6a3eem” come in many forms and sizes, ranging from the simple “Yefda7 3ar**” to the all time favourite “K** om**”. To start off, the friend will start off with the mild form of “6a63eem” to measure your ability to withstand such a friendship. If he sees you’re open to such form of friendship, he will gradually move up the rank to the more offensive terms including the sister and the mother. 

       And so evolves the “sadaqa” that somehow, and for some weird reason, makes a friendship much more interesting. The first person I received a “6o3om” from was Bashar. “6a63eem” kinda evolves from the way us single guys live our life. We’re always staying over at each other’s places, always staying up late playing playstation, sometimes drinking together. It may also happen then and there, when you’re up late and everyone’s tired and you just look over at “Abdullah” and “ibtesla5o 6o3om”! Sometimes it’s just really really fun, haha! The point is, when guys are just really good friends, in Jordan, the “6o3om” is necessary.

Now we come to the uses of the “6o3om” :

1. Used in cases of extreme violence, right before a fight breaks out :

  • This is an ugly one, where the “6o3om” is not used in a friendly way. E.g : Two guys are walking down the street and they exchange looks. Faster than a speeding bullet, those 2 idiots exchange the pre-fight 6o3om. It’ll usually go up to include the whole family, maybe even God (yel3an Rab***) and then the random punching, kicking and shoving starts.
  • Rating : 3.5/10 – We don’t like the pre-fight “6o3om” :(.

2. Used by one of your parents, when insulting himself for giving birth to such a “5ilfe” :

  • This is the best, and it’s always fun. You’re messing around at home with your siblings and you break you mom’s new vase. You flunk 4 of your 5 courses at university and your dad has to pay for you to re-take those courses (mowaze kaman mish 3adi). Suddenly your dad curses at himself ” yel3an abook 3a abo eli 5alafak !” or ” yel3an om** ya ibn el 7ma*”. So your dad’s there “6a3eming” himself, and you’re basically holding back from laughing.
  • Rating : 6/10 – We love when dad’s swear at themselves :).

3. Used between friends as a joke – “Mel7 al sadaqa” :

  • This is what nights of smoking, drinking, watching movies and messing around till 4 a.m. everyday does. “5ara 3aleek” and “7ayawan” don’t really work anymore. You’re playing “Trix” at 3 a.m. and you partner “Shreekak”, fucks up a hand. What sounds better, seriously, “5ara 3aleek 7mar, ma bte3raf tel3ab” or “yel3an dee*** ya ibn el shl***” ? Honestly ?
  • Rating : 8/10 – “6o3om” and “friends” go hand in hand, we like :D.

So basically if you have experienced any of the above then you understand the importance of the “6o3om” in Jordan and how it can increase bonding between us male figures. FYI, apparently this phenomena has seeped it’s way into the female culture, and yes, it’s a beauty, haha!

-*Dedicated to Abdullah Al Omari 🙂 mabrook el naja7 and good luck finding a job :P*-


Filed under Funny, Life, Personal, Random thoughts, Shmal, Yameen-Shmal

14 responses to “"Al6o3om mel7 al sadaqa"

  1. HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s brilliant.

    Happy tat3eem!

  2. Abdullah ;)

    3ala rasi shadz, dude yes3ed rabbak fr the post, lots may not understand the value of 6o3om and how it makes frndship lasts!!! ba3din its not only used in a friendly way!!! hello ur in jordan! since your takin ur drivin lessons, how many times where ya forced to use a 6o3om!!! anyways bro, thnx alot and wish ya the best, lv u ya *5* el ****** …………… ;););)

  3. Farah : Glad you liked the post 🙂 Happy tat3eem to you as well, I guess 😛 hehe.

    Abdullah : Few people understand it’s REAL value man 🙂 with time we all will, hehe. Walak on my 6th lesson this crazy insane BITCH jumped right infront of my car as I was going downhill! I swerved to the right and I opened the window ow nzelt feeha 6o3oom la abu mooze ! ” Yel3an ********* TOOT!” hehe =P. love you 2 abood, ya ibn el ***** !

  4. Lol Its true you can’t play cards without a 6o3om here and there 😛

  5. Ya zalameh ma ibtetla3 7elwe 😛

  6. Zaid

    “Zaid at 1:12am March 14
    hehe ok calm down man …. i like da yameen-shmal thing hehe btw

    “Shmal” at 1:14am March 14
    Comment and show your support then !”

    Ok , and here i am “commenting ” and “showing support” lol…. i like the idea man and i like the Theme of the page too….. if u want me to read all what you post don’t post too often hehe …. i got some pretty good blogs written by myself too …u gotta give me a good offer if you want me to bless your page with some of them :P:P …. Maybe i’ll jst be “il nos” hehe….

  7. Ohh God please Zaid, please give me your blessings ! PLEASE !

  8. genki

    toooooot tooooooot tooooooooot!

  9. The Joshinator

    interesting.. so wat kind do we got buddy boy..?

  10. I don’t really know…but I know that your mom’s a big fat fucking whore 🙂 but I love you anyway.

  11. I don’t, I really never liked swearing and cussing at each others parents, even if it was for humerus purposes, I have seen and been in many fights that started with such silly humor that I don’t find it funny any longer, but the dad swearing at himself is an exception 😛

  12. Well Nizar here it creates fights only if you talk that way to the wrong people. Some people are very sensitive about that and it does actually end up in fights when the intention was pure humor. But trust me, when we do get to that point of friendship things do actually get better. Call it weird but isn’t everything in Jordan ?

  13. Zeina

    That is shockingly true 😀
    Not only in Jordan my dear, this phenomenon appears to be everywhere. As I know lots of friends being girls i only got 3 girl friends, like real friends. I’ve known them since 7th grade (11 years till now).
    Even though we were not in the same class in high school, and each studied a different major in uni, in different regions.. that “6o3om” thing kept us bonded 😀 we use it instead of the lame “missing you” or “my dear good friends”.. to express any sort of feeling or just for the fun of it :D:D
    It’s like the ultimate form of bonding between friends.

    And yeah, that first 6o3om is always confusing 😀

  14. I told you the 6o3om is a lot better than saying “i love you” wila “i miss you”!
    Bond away Zeina :P!

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