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Ajfar
August 19, 2007, 09:58 AM
-you are ecstatic when BD advances to super 8 in cricket WC 07 (after beating Indiaa)
- your only explanation for knowing another Bangladeshi is "...because they're Bangladeshi"
-you've played ludu even it's the most pointless, boring board game in history
- almost every weekend is booked with "dawats" (we're social people)
-you can drop in anyones house uninvited at any time and stay as long as you want, despite many hints thrown at you to leave
- you've abbreviated Bangladesh as BD when typing
- traveling to Jackson Heights with an enormous cooler is a regular family affair
-your parents are willing to hide shutki maach in the pits of a suitcase in a pathetic attempt to cheat the custom officers at the airport.
-your siblings' names rhyme
-you honestly do not believe BD will get anywhere but you still express hope
- parties are a lot like 24k gold and shari (not sari!) showcases
- mom forces you to rub mustard oil if you're sick
- mom nags you to put coconut oil in your hair if it looks dry
- you've heard people say "coming" (ashi) when they leave
- you use three different words for "you" --- tui, tumi, apni
- force feeding, despite the gastronomical effects, is a custom
- any good news means refrigerator will be filled with sweets from friends and neighbors
-you or your parents buy something and you parents say "I can buy it for less than half price in Bangladesh"
- your parents have a picture of Tagore hung on the wall
- you buy clothes to wear only once on Eid (too precious to wear again)
- you and/or your parents love the Uttam/Suchitra duo
- your house has this ever-present cooking smell that will not leave regardless of what you do
- you either consider medicine or engineering in freshmen year (law and others are taboo)
- you've sat and made sweets with mom
- you have seen your dad become a kid again when playing karam
- your sink is usually occupied with chopped raw meat
- you have parents or uncles/aunts who will compete for fish eggs, cow brains, goat livers or that gooey stuff in the bone (nola)
- your mom or aunt loves to gossip and chew on bones for hours on end
- your family will shop at a Halal store simply because a Bangladeshi owns it
- your family owns Tagore's "geetobitan" or "golpoguchho"
- the name "Dr. Yunus" will not leave the lips of your friends for years to come (we are proud people)
- hearing Bangladesh being confused with India or Pakistan is a blow to your pride
- you believe Japan stole our idea for the flag
- you have gone to or heard of those "match making" conventions
- drinking tea is second after breathing (and none of that herb water)
- you have a lifetime supply of chanachur
- dad will start the ignition early during the winter so mom will be warm and toasty (we practice intense chivalry)
- mom will send her cooking to your dorm
-mom thinks vicks/vaporub is the cure to anything
-You use your forehead, eyeballs and eyebrows to point something out
-- You mom owns the cook book by “Oddhapika Siddika Kobir” and maybe you too if you live on your own...
- You or your parents will see a movie (ANY movie) just b/c it has a few bangle words, be it from Kolkata.
- at one point in life have owned a Bata shoe or sandal.
- Think Bata is a Bangladeshi company
- You speak Banglish if you have lived any more than two years anywhere outside of Bangladesh
-You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house
- you consider any other Bangladeshi as family

Feel free to add!

Puck
August 19, 2007, 10:13 AM
you know they are bangladeshi when the kids are always noisy, fighting and scare away the air hostesses in flights back to dhaka ;)

ialbd
August 19, 2007, 10:25 AM
haha well compiled bangladesh_sy, very common bangladeshi traits, although I feel we share a lot of these with our sub-continental neighbours.....

Sohel
August 19, 2007, 10:45 AM
-Jaukhon kotipoy batsmeder boldami dekhe jutapeta korte ichchha kaure.

Puck
August 19, 2007, 11:07 AM
-Jaukhon kotipoy batsmeder boldami dekhe jutapeta korte ichha kaure.

which batsmen are you referring to sir?!?

sandpiper
August 19, 2007, 11:24 AM
I know I am a Bangladeshi when I starve for Rice and Hilsa fish :)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Ilish.JPG

Nocturnal
August 19, 2007, 12:52 PM
Good one bangladesh_sy :)

Rumz_01
August 19, 2007, 04:47 PM
lmao!! awesome!!

hearing Bangladesh being confused with India or Pakistan is a blow to your pride

well duurrr! lmao

rubel_18
August 19, 2007, 05:22 PM
lmao!! awesome!!

hearing Bangladesh being confused with India or Pakistan is a blow to your pride

well duurrr! lmao

U can definitely say dat again I hate it wen ppl say are u indian or pakistani, its like there are ppl from Bangladesh as well u know but now dey shud know since WC 2007

Ajfar
August 19, 2007, 06:59 PM
i didn't come up with thiss..actually..i copied n pasted frm facebook...there r so many groups in facebook...like that...you knw you'r frm bangladesh..when..you knw your frm india..when..maybe we can hav onee..like..you knw you r a BC member..when..

Hatebreed
August 19, 2007, 08:46 PM
-you are ecstatic when BD advances to super 8 in cricket WC 07 (after beating Indiaa) -------- and immediately start making predictions of going to semi-final
- your only explanation for knowing another Bangladeshi is "...because they're Bangladeshi" ---------- or because they are talking in Bangla in the train/bus and find yourself curious to listen to their conversation
-you've played ludu even it's the most pointless, boring board game in history ---------- or worse, you play bagaduly (bagatelle)
- almost every weekend is booked with "dawats" (we're social people) ------------ and weekdays you recover from diarrhea
-you can drop in anyones house uninvited at any time and stay as long as you want, despite many hints thrown at you to leave ------------- so you/they get the darowan to switch off the main power to fake a loadshedding
- you've abbreviated Bangladesh as BD when typing ----------- described Bangladesh is next to India to tell someone where it is
-your parents are willing to hide shutki maach in the pits of a suitcase in a pathetic attempt to cheat the custom officers at the airport. ------------ or find other schemes, like going to the parking lot, taking it out, get your baggage checked and after put the food back in your hand luggage
-your siblings' names rhyme -------- your parents give you and your siblings matching surnames different than their own
- mom forces you to rub mustard oil if you're sick ----------- and feed you jau bhat
- mom nags you to put coconut oil in your hair if it looks dry -------------- your dad tells you to get a haircut
- you've heard people say "coming" (ashi) when they leave ------------- and if you say 'jai', they always correct you - "jai na, bolo ashi"
- you use three different words for "you" --- tui, tumi, apni ------------------ you mix them up a lot when you're talking to someone around your age you just met
- force feeding, despite the gastronomical effects, is a custom ------------------ your dad forces you to eat that boiled/poached egg in breakfast, or the fish skin, even though it's gonna make you puke or give you a stomach ache
- any good news means refrigerator will be filled with sweets from friends and neighbors ---------------- when you buy sweets, you always buy the ones you'd like to eat, because that's what's going to be served when you take it to someone's house
-you or your parents buy something and you parents say "I can buy it for less than half price in Bangladesh" --------------- or buy it and then then notice the tag says 'Made in Bangladesh'
- you buy clothes to wear only once on Eid (too precious to wear again) -------------- or you can't wear them anyway because by the end of the day you will have accumulated enough curry stains on it that just won't come off with washing
- you and/or your parents love the Uttam/Suchitra duo ------------- your dad loves folk music, and you mom loves ghazal
- your house has this ever-present cooking smell that will not leave regardless of what you do ------------ because you have not heard of air freshener or exhaust fans
- you either consider medicine or engineering in freshmen year (law and others are taboo) ------------- that's what your parents have studied and want you to study
- you've sat and made sweets with mom -------------- you're also a willing test subject for "quality control"
- you have seen your dad become a kid again when playing karam ------------- or watching cricket
- your sink is usually occupied with chopped raw meat --------------- and fish
- your mom or aunt loves to gossip and chew on bones for hours on end ------------ and sisters.. it's usually the female
- your family will shop at a Halal store simply because a Bangladeshi owns it ------------- and complaint that's all the Ilish maachh is going abroad and how expensive it is back in Bangladesh
- your family owns Tagore's "geetobitan" or "golpoguchho" ------------ and an audio tape/CD of Rabindra Sangeet in the car that they must listen to on their journeys
- the name "Dr. Yunus" will not leave the lips of your friends for years to come (we are proud people) -------------- like the odd victory against other cricket nations, that you or your friends recorded and won't stop watching
- hearing Bangladesh being confused with India or Pakistan is a blow to your pride ----------- when someones makes that mistake, you always clarify it to them, or give them a big lecture
- you have gone to or heard of those "match making" conventions ----------- someone in your family is a ghotok, or got married through a ghotok, will boast about their 'ghotkali' track record and try to find just about everyone a life partner.
- drinking tea is second after breathing (and none of that herb water) ----------- with bela biscuit or mr. cookie
- you have a lifetime supply of chanachur ------------ and muri
- mom will send her cooking to your dorm ---------------- those living abroad, mom will always ask you what you wanna eat, no matter how impossible it might be to get it to you
-- You mom owns the cook book by “Oddhapika Siddika Kobir” and maybe you too if you live on your own... ------------- while your mom cooks a variety of dishes, you're too lazy and end up cooking your run-of-the-mill curry
- You or your parents will see a movie (ANY movie) just b/c it has a few bangle words, be it from Kolkata. -------------- or compromise if it has Amitabh in it
- You speak Banglish if you have lived any more than two years anywhere outside of Bangladesh -------------- or just because you went to an English medium school in Bangladesh
-You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house ------------ you stereotype someone for being from a particular district in Bangladesh, if they leave early or straight after lunch/dinner
- you consider any other Bangladeshi as family -------------- you always find a connection that the person is somehow your distant relative

Feel free to add!

Added. :)

I left a few out coz I couldn't think of anything.

Sohel
August 19, 2007, 10:04 PM
which batsmen are you referring to sir?!?

Usually my favorite ones, usually with all the talent in the world ...

Dhruvo
August 20, 2007, 05:07 AM
you know they are bangladeshi when the kids are always noisy, fighting and scare away the air hostesses in flights back to dhaka ;)
no i never did that,i think most of the kids in bd are naughty but not as naughty as the saudi kids man are they naughty or what but i am not a kid who scares away air hostresses in flight.

Puck
August 20, 2007, 11:10 AM
no i never did that,i think most of the kids in bd are naughty but not as naughty as the saudi kids man are they naughty or what but i am not a kid who scares away air hostresses in flight.

you come across as a more mature child so i dare say you'd scare off the hostesses! i had also guessed your disdain for the arab kids!

DJ Sahastra
August 20, 2007, 11:12 AM
"-you are ecstatic when BD advances to super 8 in cricket WC 07 (after beating Indiaa)"

Not true - Many Pakistanis were ecstasic too, if for different reason. The sheer joy of India being knocked out and humbled by BD was a balm on the hurting self-esteen from a similar exit.

And many traits listed above are common to people from Sub-Continent.

Rubu
August 20, 2007, 11:31 AM
- When gals cannot talk without 'who did what that should not have been done and who did not do what that should have been done'
- If your Mom thinks none of her kids eat enough (regardless the extra 20 pounds)
- Your Mom thinks she is the best cook of the world and their kids cannot eat stomach full if it was cooked by someone else (maternal aunts excluded)

ialbd
August 20, 2007, 12:01 PM
i see a lot of you putting the 'bangalihood' thing on your parents or on their actions.....

why, dont you have anything that distinctly makes you a Bangladeshi......?

Mahmood
August 20, 2007, 12:14 PM
Back in 98, I have seen this one (looks like few has been added recently on BD), that version was for all desi instead of Bangladeshi.

I am amazed that this one survived a decade on the net.

brishti
August 20, 2007, 12:45 PM
i kept bothering the airhostresses by pressing help button over and over:D

no i never did that,i think most of the kids in bd are naughty but not as naughty as the saudi kids man are they naughty or what but i am not a kid who scares away air hostresses in flight.

Ajfar
August 20, 2007, 03:49 PM
i kept bothering the airhostresses by pressing help button over and over:D

u can't really do that..when u ride..biman..cuz..they messed up the buttons on purposee..n speaking of airplaness..anyone knw anything abt this new sylheti airline...sumone told me..a bunch of rich sylheti's frm England..r opening up a airline called..Air Sylhet..

akabir77
August 20, 2007, 04:34 PM
u can't really do that..when u ride..biman..cuz..they messed up the buttons on purposee..n speaking of airplaness..anyone knw anything abt this new sylheti airline...sumone told me..a bunch of rich sylheti's frm England..r opening up a airline called..Air Sylhet..

yeah and they will have two restrooms after every row... one for oju and one for you know what...:floor:

Dhruvo
August 20, 2007, 05:08 PM
yeah and they will have two restrooms after every row... one for oju and one for you know what...:floor:
one for wodhu and one for laughting ?

Rumz_01
August 20, 2007, 06:17 PM
lmao!!! 2 restrooms huh? i see..

Air Sylhet...Letz Fly...lmao!!!

Ajfar
August 20, 2007, 07:16 PM
lmao!!! 2 restrooms huh? i see..

Air Sylhet...Letz Fly...lmao!!!

yess...it is fly..i was actually luking thru a forum today...luking at some of the questions ppplz asked abt the airline...n..one question..def made my day...One sylheti dude askeddd.."will the airhostes talk sylheti?"...LOLOLOLzzzz..

Hatebreed
August 20, 2007, 07:35 PM
So will Dhakaiyas (or basically non-Sylhetis) flying on Air Sylhet be suspected terrorists?

Farhad
August 20, 2007, 09:04 PM
Dang! According to this, im not Bangladeshi...

no i never did that,i think most of the kids in bd are naughty but not as naughty as the saudi kids man are they naughty or what but i am not a kid who scares away air hostresses in flight.

You live in Saudi Arabia? Where? I spent half my life in Riyadh....NOT a good experience.

tinni_93
August 21, 2007, 05:09 PM
u know u're bangladeshi..when ure mom yells at u for staying on the computer too long

brishti
August 21, 2007, 05:13 PM
yeah u can i was riding aircanada plane

u can't really do that..when u ride..biman..cuz..they messed up the buttons on purposee..n speaking of airplaness..anyone knw anything abt this new sylheti airline...sumone told me..a bunch of rich sylheti's frm England..r opening up a airline called..Air Sylhet..

ammark
August 21, 2007, 05:31 PM
You know you're bangali when you cant settle a score without violence, or hampering other people's work. be it pushing buttons on an airplane or protesting against assault.

RazabQ
August 22, 2007, 01:02 AM
- you know you are a Bangladeshi if you are aged 20-40, male and "[বাংলা]ছিল্লা কাইট্টা লবণ লাগাইয়া দে[/বাংলা]" is part of your lexicon.
- you know you are a Bangladeshi If you are 40+ you probably still refer to "[বাংলা]একাত্তুরের গন্ডগোল্[/বাংলা]"
- you know you are a Bangladeshi if you frequently engage numerous table thumping discussions on BAL/BNP/Jamaat and loudly proclaim your patriotism even while the Zee TV awards are playing on your TV in the background
- you know you are Bangladeshi when you go to a [বাংলা]দাওয়াত[/বাংলা] and get upset if there is not at least two meat dishes. (Follow on - if the Dawat happens to be at a non-Bengali south asian's house, no doubt some stereotyping about [বাংলা]কিপ্টা[/বাংলা] so-and-sos will be muttered)

sandpiper
August 22, 2007, 01:04 AM
so true :-p
- you know you are a Bangladeshi if you are aged 20-40, male and "[বাংলা]ছিল্লা কাইট্টা লবণ লাগাইয়া দে[/বাংলা]" is part of your lexicon.
- you know you are a Bangladeshi If you are 40+ you probably still refer to "[বাংলা]একাত্তুরের গন্ডগোল্[/বাংলা]"
- you know you are a Bangladeshi if you frequently engage numerous table thumping discussions on BAL/BNP/Jamaat and loudly proclaim your patriotism even while the Zee TV awards are playing on your TV in the background
- you know you are Bangladeshi when you go to a [বাংলা]দাওয়াত[/বাংলা] and get upset if there is not at least two meat dishes. (Follow on - if the Dawat happens to be at a non-Bengali south asian's house, no doubt some stereotyping about [বাংলা]কিপ্টা[/বাংলা] so-and-sos will be muttered)

Sohel
August 22, 2007, 01:34 AM
- When you're not at all bothered by corruption, class violence or general injustice at home, but go all gung ho about injustice in other countries.

- When you feel the urge to make yourself feel better by putting other Bangladeshis down.

Ganguly da
August 22, 2007, 01:47 AM
a lot of these facts apply to all bongs, west or east...

Sohel
August 22, 2007, 02:19 AM
On a positive note ...

- When you hear certain songs being sung by someone meant to sing them, and feel something resonate deep inside your soul and brings you right down to your knees. Overwhelmed by unexpected tears of pride, joy and blissful awareness of the roots you never knew were behind the strange longing you could never quite figure out, you suddenly feel who you are and the fact that you don't want to be anything else. Hear an angel sing songs like this, an angel who is made of the same stuff as we are: -

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Sohel
August 22, 2007, 02:49 AM
From this ...

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Sohel
August 22, 2007, 03:47 AM
- When you expect self loathing, wannabe White, genuinely kyat elements of the Bangladeshi nouveau riche to understatnd what Sukumar Roy meant by the term tyansh goru, or who the man is for that matter ... I'm talking about this, and whatever it's trying to represent: -

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Bengaliprince176
August 22, 2007, 03:51 AM
haha lol- its scary how a lot of them make sense to me as well despite being only West Bengali, especially the atttudes of my parents lol

Antora
August 22, 2007, 05:35 AM
-you are ecstatic when BD advances to super 8 in cricket WC 07 (after beating Indiaa)
- your only explanation for knowing another Bangladeshi is "...because they're Bangladeshi"
-you've played ludu even it's the most pointless, boring board game in history
- almost every weekend is booked with "dawats" (we're social people)
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- You speak Banglish if you have lived any more than two years anywhere outside of Bangladesh
-You talk for an hour at the front door when leaving someone's house
- you consider any other Bangladeshi as family

Feel free to add!

hahahahahahaha these are all sooo true!!!!

Dhruvo
August 22, 2007, 06:25 AM
Dang! According to this, im not Bangladeshi...



You live in Saudi Arabia? Where? I spent half my life in Riyadh....NOT a good experience.
i live in dammam

Ajfar
August 22, 2007, 01:26 PM
On a positive note ...

- When you hear certain songs being sung by someone meant to sing them, and feel something resonate deep inside your soul that brings you right down to your knees. Overwhelmed by unexpected tears of pride, joy and blissful awareness of the roots you never knew were behind the strange longing you could never quite figure out, you suddenly FEEL who you are and the fact that you don't want to be anything else. Hear an angel sing, an angel who is made of the same stuff as we are, songs like this: -


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this is deff one of my fav..i also like the songg..amar ek noyonto dekenare arek noyonree..she's really gudd..i was never into these types of songs..untill i listened to herrr..as much as pplz say the only reason she won close up 1 was becuz..everyone felt bad for her...cause she's lil..n all..it's not tru..she got it..cause she deserved itt..

RazabQ
August 27, 2007, 01:19 AM
what a voice. Would love to hear this kid sing "rail line bohe somantoral"

Shaiful
August 27, 2007, 11:21 PM
* you know you're desi when you think nobody look better than you even if you're ugly.
* you know you're from bangladesh if you belive nobody is better humanbeen than you.

Sohel
August 27, 2007, 11:33 PM
-You know you're Bangladeshi when the act of paying attention to details is often secondary to taking creative liberties with rudimentary grammar and spelling.

(Have been a human being ever since I've known the word ... but then again, I look at things my way while my cousin looks at them his own way)