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#1 2005-11-08 09:42:53

klakritz
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From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'muslin' for 'muslim'

Muslin is a fabric. (The word traces back to Mosul, Iraq, and has no etymological connection to ‘Muslim.’) Just to confuse things, the veil or hijab worn by devout muslim women is often a piece of muslin, making this common substitution especially eggcornish when adjacent to talk of women and their veils.
Examples:

The word “hijab” is also frequently used specifically to mean a headscarf worn by a Muslin woman.
fixedreference.org/en/20040424/wikipedia/Hijab

Florida recently allowed a Muslin woman to have her driver’s license photo done with her hijab on.
www.backwash.com/link_details. php?con_id=f39ab4c816a9b798d7f9d2d87745d422


The girls who piloted this hijab demand have already been appraoched by immans … The whole hysteria around this was orchestrated by the radical muslin group ...
ehermit.conforums3.com/index.cgi?action=display& board=religion&num=1095857885&start=0

Every girl who claims to be a muslin MUST wear the hijab…www.ukipforum.co.uk/search. php?search_author=Carl+Faulkner

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#2 2005-11-10 17:53:16

Dadge
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Registered: 2005-11-10
Posts: 77

Re: 'muslin' for 'muslim'

Also vice versa. In Mothercare a sales assistant showed me the “muslim squares”.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&sa … baby&meta=

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