'Tis the season of stressed out students, seemingly endless grading, and hours spent searching for appropriate reading and listening material for the final exam.
However, there are lighter moments. First, there was the student who came to me asking to translate a text message from her Arab friend. It said: "Your voice is tender, soft, and sexy." Today, another student (not enrolled in Arabic) came asking for translations of phrases for a tattoo. The phrases themselves were pretty awful, but since she said she didn't want to rely on Google Translate, and I have seen so many bad Arabic tattoos with the letters disconnected and/or reversed, I was happy to oblige.
Now, back to that final exam!