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#1 only1soulja

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 06:15 PM

I don't even know if there is a thread on this - or even how I caught this..

Was watching cricket and just when Clarke took out the 3 indian cricketeers to give Australia the test - he points to his arm and shows off some writing - lucky for foxtel I was able to rewind the shot but I couldn't make out what it said..

So what was it??

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 07:20 PM

I don't even know if there is a thread on this - or even how I caught this..

Was watching cricket and just when Clarke took out the 3 indian cricketeers to give Australia the test - he points to his arm and shows off some writing - lucky for foxtel I was able to rewind the shot but I couldn't make out what it said..

So what was it??

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Yeah I saw that too ... on channel 9 news ...for a brief second I thought it looked like arabic writing ........ am I mistaken (it was very brief shot on TV )?
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 08:54 PM

Haha it was arabic .... well arabic lettering that is.



Sydney Morning Herald - Pup gives no inkling of mystery tatt's meaning

THE great mystery before the Sydney Test surrounds not the make-up of the Australian side but the meaning of the letters etched on the inside of Michael Clarke's left forearm.

When the 26-year-old raised his bat to mark his half-century against India during the Boxing Day Test, he revealed a freshly inked addition to the "Carpe Diem" tattoo he has sported since last year.

It is the talk of the Australian dressing room, but Clarke is being coy about its meaning. Is it an ode to his love, Lara Bingle? Or is it, like the latin words for "Seize the Day", a saying to urge him towards further cricketing excellence?

One linguistic expert contacted by the Herald was unable to decipher the meaning, other than to say it was not written in classical Arabic.

Clarke has not told his teammates or even his manager what the tattoo means. "It's some sort of saying, but he is keeping the meaning to himself," fast bowler Stuart Clark said.

The new tattoo has appeared since November's Test series against Sri Lanka, after which Clarke was named captain of the national Twenty20 team and officially anointed for future Test captaincy.

Clarke also has his Test number, 389, written in Roman numerals across his lower back. "I like tattoos," he said after he got his previous ink done. "My theory is that if I'm going to get one, it has to be meaningful. There will be more to come."

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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:08 PM

saw it as well.. im like what the... hrmm what could it be ?
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Posted 06 January 2008 - 11:38 PM

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What does the above Alam Al-Inzibat bit mean in Arabic? Is it the pain or science of discipline ?
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 01:06 AM

Looks like Carpe Diem (sieze the day ) on the top.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 03:20 PM

Michael Clarke :wub:
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 04:19 PM

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What does the above Alam Al-Inzibat bit mean in Arabic?

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It actually says 'ball an zee bat'.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 04:30 PM

One linguistic expert contacted by the Herald was unable to decipher the meaning, other than to say it was not written in classical Arabic.


If it isn't arabic, what language do you think it is? Urdu? I'm just guessing.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:06 PM

Urdu isn't written like that - Urdu has the 'look' of the Nastaliq calligraphy script - do a Google Image search for 'nastaliq' and 'urdu' and see the similarities. If you can read Arabic, you can read Urdu (a few letters might stump you here and there) - and vice versa.

That tattoo is clearly Arabic, but I'm not sure what that so-called expert means by 'classical' Arabic.
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 06:09 PM

it's arabic..

it's says .."the pain of discipline is...

and the rest is covered.

LOL..saw this on AM..
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 06:11 AM

http://www.theaustra...5001505,00.html
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 10:59 PM

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That tattoo is clearly Arabic, but I'm not sure what that so-called expert means by 'classical' Arabic.

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Their expertise must be in (No)eye-rabic ;) :wacko: :lol:

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So this piece of (Arabic)puzzle is still (not) unraveling ... Thousand(overs) and One(dayers) Nights, anyone? :P :lol:
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Posted 08 January 2008 - 11:44 PM

It says "the pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment" in Arabic. :D
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 09:30 PM

It says "Now that I can bowl, all I have to do is score a few runs and I'd be a decent all rounder".
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Posted 18 January 2008 - 10:10 PM

It says "WTF was slipped into VVS Laxmans pocket"
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Posted 19 January 2008 - 12:03 PM

It says: "I will be as cool as Richie Benaud someday"
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:34 PM

It says: "I will be as cool as Richie Benaud someday"

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 11:08 AM

Urdu isn't written like that - Urdu has the 'look' of the Nastaliq calligraphy script - do a Google Image search for 'nastaliq' and 'urdu' and see the similarities. If you can read Arabic, you can read Urdu (a few letters might stump you here and there) - and vice versa.

That tattoo is clearly Arabic, but I'm not sure what that so-called expert means by 'classical' Arabic.


Yes but not proper Arabic. It is written in coloquial 'speaking' terms not formal written and classical fus-ha Arabic.

It was meant to say one thing but came out wrong and translates completely wrong.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 02:30 PM

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After looking at a few pictures it is clear that both lines say:


ألم الإنضباط هو شيء مثل الألم من خيبة الأمل


This can be translated as:


The pain of discipline is something similar to the pain of disappointment

Now it’s pretty obvious that this is a poor statement because as we all know there is simply no comparison between the two with disappointment being far worse; a quick google search shows that quite a few people have been trying to work this out over the last year or two and all of them have been puzzled over its exact meaning, with the majority of them actually translating it as:


“The pain of discipline is nothing like the pain of disappointment.”


Now this makes sense, fits the sport, fits his profile, fits the Aussie maxim in cricket. The only problem is that the Arabic doesn’t translate to this i.e. the Arab who wrote it has clearly completely messed it up and left out the negating word “laysa“!


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Posted 05 January 2012 - 03:11 PM

I'm curious to why he picked Arabic. Is it for the aesthetic look?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:22 PM

is he the one that had the bimbo that flushed the engagement ring down the toilet?
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:57 PM

That's the one.
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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:15 PM

Did Clarke declare because he did not want to score more runs than Don Bradman?

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 08:16 PM

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 10:05 PM

Did Clarke declare because he did not want to score more runs than Don Bradman?


He declared after Hussey got his 150. Clarke has always been a team player and with rain a potential, declaring was a good option.
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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:49 PM

He declared after Hussey got his 150. Clarke has always been a team player and with rain a potential, declaring was a good option.


Clarke is reaping the benefits of his decision. He has attracted more sponsors and gained financially from his 'team' first attitude.

I honestly thought (before his 300+ runs in the Sydney test) that many people thought Clarke was arrogant? I didn't think he was well perceived by the general public?
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:57 AM

People still do think he is arrogant. I guess it's been a little watered down by him declaring when he did rather than trying to go after records. The reaction for him batting till 400+ then having the match end up a draw would have been vocal.
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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:04 AM

Got to love Aussies and sport! One day you can be hated and the minute you achieve something great in sport or score 300 runs, you are loved!

Before Jason Taylor came to Parra I hated him. Even whilst he was playing in the blue and gold, I disliked him. Suddenly, he helps Parra make a GF and he becomes a great player! LOL
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