Monday, November 04, 2013
A lawyer in Dubai told a court his client did not insult a telecom worker because the f-word is not an insult in his native Canada. Attorney Uday al-Kazwini told the court his client, a 43-year-old man from Canada, admits using the phrase "f--- off" when speaking to the 29-year-old client services worker for the Etisalat telecommunications company, but the phrase was not meant to be an insult. "My client is a Canadian citizen and f--- off is not an insult in Canada ... but f--- you is a curse and an insult. [Expletive] off is commonly used when a person expresses themselves metaphorically and asks another person, who angered them, to walk away," the lawyer told Dubai Misdemeanor Court.
"The Egyptian claimant alleged that my client told him f--- you. Well f--- you is a curse but my client did not use that term. The defendant admitted to prosecutors that he said f--- off and he meant to ask the claimant to leave him alone and walk away after the two indulged in a heated argument," al-Kazwini said.
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