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Communicating in Cairo

I saw this last week and thought I would share it today because I don’t have time to write much. (I’m in Atlanta for a few days at the AACSB Accreditation Conference.) According to a cab driver from Cairo, car horns are used by drivers there to communicate more than their frustration. Several morse-code like constructions are used by drivers for messages like “Open your eyes” and “You are no driver” and “I love you.” Get this: Car owners in Cairo often replace their stock car horn with a louder one. (No doubt that’s the cause for today’s sign photographed there by roomman.) Who knew?

Patrick Cox (reporter for PRI’s The World) tells the story on his The World in Words podcast.

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