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Old 24 November 2014, 07:57 PM
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And just to get picky, the word "ball" in Arabic is not exactly ball. It is written as bool (rhymes with and is spelled the same way as pool)**. Boule is a French word for Ball. Given the French influence in Syria and Lebanon, it would not surprise me if kafta balls were some times called kafta boules.

And, if the Arabic speller wanted to spell "ball", there is a way for that to be transliterated as well.

The Dead bit, is beyond me. The Arabic word is the Arabic word for dead. Dead Balls. Maybe they were old baseball fans?

**Maybe they are referring to a dead pool?!?
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