February 16, 2009

Gossip Girl

a friend and i were talking about gossip girl and what if something like that existed in Kuwait.

We sure love to gossip, but were very sensitive about public gossip.

even on TV series they would never use family names. its just not done

ya3ni if i know something and i tell a group of friends who go around and tell it to another group and in three hours everyone in Kuwait is talking about it
its very different than me posting it online

why do u think that is?
posted by eshda3wa at 12:00 AM


i think bel q8 el gossip shaghaal . good or bad:P

February 16, 2009 at 12:13 AM  

i think the idea of gossip girl is ver very bad to have it in kuwait, kafi kalam innas wil balbala malat-hum

February 16, 2009 at 2:33 AM  

i think gossip girl was inspired by the kuwaity society =\

February 16, 2009 at 2:37 AM  

i think in blogs it spreads more

February 16, 2009 at 3:25 AM  

i don't watch gossip girl, they annoy me.

i guess its cuz not only is leq8 literally 9ghera, but also everyone is liked to each other somehow, so we're more reluctant in knowingly spreading juicy news about them.

February 16, 2009 at 3:48 AM  

Too bad the Kuwaiti community like's to make a big deal about other people.
I dont know how to put it, simply in Arabic "yaboon yefashloon hom"

February 16, 2009 at 5:13 AM  

Aww pity that "hero" in the gossip. If you post it here, by midnight all the middle east will know about that gossip, LOL XD

February 16, 2009 at 6:01 AM  

iad accident... only one person knew me, then my whole c-workers knew i got phone calls yesterday from them saying salamat...

everyone knows me if i don't go to work, then i'm extremely tired, cause i work even if i'm sick

February 16, 2009 at 7:31 AM  

have u ever seen a movie called Gossip?? its freaky man

February 16, 2009 at 7:54 AM  

I think that its all about how you perceive it.

Its a small country. Gossip spreads like germs regardless.

That being said, Gossip girl is a mess. I could not watch it. "too cheesy" is what i thought. Although two thumbs up for there fashion sense.

I dont know, maybe its the age gap, when your over 20.

February 16, 2009 at 8:23 AM  

i came up with a stupid analogy:

too many things in a small space = too much friction

too many things in a big space = much less friction

get it?

February 16, 2009 at 8:39 AM  

As you said, talking is different then posting, and we are a very reputation sensitive society. I would assume a lot of people would get very mad very quickly and it would result in physical violence of one sort or another.

You don't know people's reactions here and secondly that isn't really our type of culture. People have a hard enough time living a normal life without having a microscope on them and being judged all the time. For the states they love that sort of infamy but in Kuwait it can destroy lives.

Thats my take on it!

February 16, 2009 at 9:03 AM  

mmm im not sure about Kuwait, but if such a thing is too happen here in Dubai im sure the website will be shut down because a similar incident happened in flickr a few years back and the account got shut down in a matter of hours.

I think because we live in a totally different society compared to the US, it seems like everything is 'ok' as long as its behing closed doors 3ala goolat my friend;p plus were all raised differently, and have parents that are strict in different ways. For example, if im to be on Gossip Girl seen in a mall at 10pm ill probably be grounded for life by my parents, whilst thats fine and normal with other parents.

madri, i think because were all so mmm diverse + freedom of speech doesnt exist in this part of the world , so it wont work out

February 16, 2009 at 9:16 AM  

Lena I7na n7ib insawi kilshay sakati o min ta7at lay ta7at mo 3alani. We like to appear like we r good and God fearing ppl.....u can call it keeping up appearances, I call it denial ! Hehe !

February 16, 2009 at 9:46 AM  

mo gader afham shno elso2al exactly. inshalah mo ana bas eli mo fahim otherwise atfashal hehe

February 16, 2009 at 11:31 AM  

lol.. 3ad mara qelt laish mako blog nafs gossip girl ;p

it would be funny! a7s mn bacher blocked by quality net mn majlis al 2umma! (hayef al 6ab6ba2ii)

oo i know someone who like 2 gossip wayd!! oo says, "its not personal, its just gossip"

February 16, 2009 at 2:15 PM  

el kuwait 9gheerah!!!!!
wel 7ash emashe 7ala o zyada bdon amthal el gossip girl!
but if some girl decides to do it.. and have a blog dedicated to gossiping o 7ash o garth eb nas o asamy 9ejeyah... fa ham el kuwait 9gherah o akhrat'ha bten3aref o ten6ag!!!!

February 16, 2009 at 2:27 PM  

9ij i agree with both anaymous and on the rocks.. i think we don't need yet another source for gossiping.. 3ala goaltich il 7achy yintishir min ghair shay!!

February 16, 2009 at 3:27 PM  

hmm ..
maybe it's different online cuz no one reads blogs that much .. plus mouth to mouth gossip is faster and easier

February 16, 2009 at 4:53 PM  

e7na mo nag9een gossip ;p

February 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

u know, what happening in q8 is really sad

coz ppl are like craving the secrets and the juicy details about others

they even go waaaaay too far with adding spice 2 the "true" story

and u know , Kuwait is REALLY small country

and everybody knows everybody else

so 2 be in safe side , I never mention names in gossiping , bc u never know if what u heard is right wala it never even happened a9lan

February 16, 2009 at 9:50 PM  

r u trying to spark up sumthing?;p

February 17, 2009 at 12:28 AM  



February 17, 2009 at 3:59 AM  

News *Gossip* travel FAST... BAD news *gossip* travel faster and may result in disastrous results in Kuwait LOL

February 17, 2009 at 9:22 AM  

Well if you tell one friend then it can only be linked back to you by that one friend. If you post it online then everyone who gets the information can link it back to you. There's a huge element of cowardice attached to self-censorship. But I think cowardice serves society well in this case - I personally would hate to see blog become a medium for spreading nastiness and negativity under an alias.

February 17, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

No need for a blog...
Just mouths and ears... :P

February 17, 2009 at 3:02 PM  

It wouldn't last. They'll link the website to a person, and that person biroo7/bitroo7 feeha!

Plus, in Kuwait if something happened to you (reputation wise) it's very hard for you to redeem yourself, ya3ni khalas it'll stick to you but in GG they keep on repeating how it'll die out in a matter of days, but would it in Kuwait?

February 17, 2009 at 5:08 PM  

Hatha el addiction ile feekom ile malah 7al ;p

February 17, 2009 at 6:30 PM  

wow you seem like a lovely person, spreading all that gossip among your friends :)

March 4, 2010 at 5:43 AM  

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