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    hookah / hubble bubble

    Hello,
    In Iran we usually smoke hookah / hubble bubble when we go out with friends. But we don't smoke illegal drugs.
    We smoke fruit tobacco with it. I mean orange tobacco, grape tobacco, watermelon tobacco, apple tobacco etc.
    It has beautiful taste. Now I wonder what you call it in English. What's the difference between "hookah" and "hubble bubble"? Are they the same thing? Which word is common?

    This is the picture of it: http://s.alriyadh.com/2009/07/17/img/1-259.jpg

    Thank you

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    Re: hookah / hubble bubble

    Quote Originally Posted by alex_genius_20 View Post
    Hello,
    In Iran we usually smoke hookah / hubble bubble when we go out with friends. But we don't smoke illegal drugs.
    We smoke fruit tobacco with it. I mean orange tobacco, grape tobacco, watermelon tobacco, apple tobacco etc.
    It has beautiful taste. Now I wonder what you call it in English. What's the difference between "hookah" and "hubble bubble"? Are they the same thing? Which word is common?

    This is the picture of it: http://s.alriyadh.com/2009/07/17/img/1-259.jpg

    Thank you
    Both terms are used, I think "hookah" is more common. It's quite common for Arab/Middle Eastern restaurants in the UK and France to have what they call "Shisha smoking areas", so many people call them "shisha (pipes)".

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    Re: hookah / hubble bubble

    A similar posting can be found here.
    Last edited by Amigos4; 02-Dec-2013 at 20:16. Reason: changed 'duplicate' to 'similar'

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    Re: hookah / hubble bubble

    Quote Originally Posted by Amigos4 View Post
    A similar posting can be found here.
    Yes. One was an information question and the other one was a language question.

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