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#Egypt culture

Standing at a kiosk in the bustling neighborhood Mohandessin, a clerk offers someone a lukewarm soda, loose change, and a nokta: a brief joke punctuated with a smile and a snappy punchline. Little do either of them know that this nokta has a long road ahead of it - soon, it’ll be a dinner party talking point, and a workplace icebreaker. Nokat - or jokes - are the bread and butter of the Egyptian personality; from long, mastic-stretched riddles to…