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yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby bareento » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:13 am

Greetings Mujaahids and Mujaahidaas,

I come accross these two expressions; I undesrtand these are few of terms u guys use for oromos.
Could u please tell me the meaning of "yam yam " and "qadhaadh weyn"?
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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby Skippa » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:16 am

I don't know what the yam yam means but it's qadaad weyn and it means thick neck

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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby bareento » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:30 am

Funny that somalis call us thick neck...its an insult in oromo too!

Anybody to tell me wat yam yam means?

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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby Meyle » Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:34 am

I don't know what the yam yam means but it's qadaad weyn and it means thick neck
Qadhaadh and Qadaad has two different meanings. Qadhaadh means bitter or disgusting. Often used when talking about food or beverages. But Qadaad means neck as you pointed out. The spelling is very similar but the words have different meaning.

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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby The_Patriot » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:59 pm

Obbo Barentu akam dufte?
Yam Yam means being populous, qadaado weyn means being proud, arrogant and mighty.
I say this cos I heard it from reer Amadin who use it too often.I think it is a popular expression in Babile and its environs.

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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby Rightwing » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:17 pm

Yam-yam = toothsome, yummy
Qadaad weyn = thick neck
Yam yama qadaad weyn was the nickname of head lice
Theere was famous quote from Sayid Mohammed Abdule Hassan " In layga baxay waxaad ku garataan yamayama qadaad weyn baan isaga taag waayey".
When mohammed Abdulle Hassan realized that his empire was declining he noticed he he had head lice too, that why he envented In layga baxay waxaad ku garataan yamayama qadaad weyn baan isaga taag waayey.

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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby bareento » Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:56 pm

Thank u all :up:

Lol u guys are calling us head lice :D

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Re: yam yam & qadhaadh weyn

Postby kambuli » Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:31 pm

Yam Yam iyo qadaad weyn is an idiom. It is a derogatory idiom :down: :down: Somalis use for people that are not known in the area..They say " Yaa yaqaan waa belo, yam yam iyo qadaad weyn"


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