from today's new york times:
Mr. Lahoud decided to take on the censorship bureau directly, with a weekly dramatic series called “Mamnou3!” — a “mockumentary” set in a re-creation of the ’70s-styled office space of the censorship bureau, full of steel filing cabinets where the only computer is the size of a small refrigerator. (Mamnou means “forbidden” in Arabic.)is that the first time that an 'ayn (ع) was represented in a major american newspaper? i also like the fact that they represented the 'ayn with a "3". arabic texting conventions have hit the NYT!