Emi Mahmoud – “How to Translate a Joke” (100K Views!)

“This joke that I heard in Arabic hurts just as much in English, and French, and in any other dialect.”

Congratulations to Emi Mahmoud on topping 100,000 views on this sensational poem. Check out more videos from Emi here and here.

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