Arabic calligraphy, Marvel edition
November 8, 2019 4:52 AM   Subscribe

It's another Arabic calligraphy question, this time supervillain-themed. Can anyone read what it says on this t-shirt, around the Hydra skulltopus?

The t-shirt brand is Jobedu, but it isn't featured on their website in the Marvel collection. It was brought back for my boyfriend as a souvenir from Amman, Jordan, where his dad visited an apparently legendary comics store. It's one of my boyfriend's favourite shirts, and we would love to know what it actually says!
posted by daisyk to Writing & Language (4 answers total)
Best answer: It's either incredibly complicated calligraphy, or nonsense words. The letter shapes aren't connected in the ways one would normally expect.
posted by bardophile at 5:55 AM on November 8, 2019 [1 favorite]

Best answer: Seconding nonsense.
posted by erattacorrige at 9:17 AM on November 8, 2019

Best answer: Another person who knows the alphabet saying this doesn't follow the rules. Thirding that it is decorative, not writing.
posted by seasparrow at 2:07 PM on November 8, 2019

Response by poster: Thanks everyone! I’m a bit disappointed that there isn’t a cool ‘hidden’ message, but at least it’s not, like, KICK ME. :)
posted by daisyk at 1:12 AM on November 9, 2019

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