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Old August 19, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Default You know you're Bangladeshi when...

-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

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Old August 19, 2007, 10:13 AM
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you know they are bangladeshi when the kids are always noisy, fighting and scare away the air hostesses in flights back to dhaka
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Old August 19, 2007, 10:25 AM
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haha well compiled bangladesh_sy, very common bangladeshi traits, although I feel we share a lot of these with our sub-continental neighbours.....

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Old August 19, 2007, 10:45 AM
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-Jaukhon kotipoy batsmeder boldami dekhe jutapeta korte ichchha kaure.
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Old August 19, 2007, 11:07 AM
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-Jaukhon kotipoy batsmeder boldami dekhe jutapeta korte ichha kaure.
which batsmen are you referring to sir?!?
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Old August 19, 2007, 11:24 AM
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I know I am a Bangladeshi when I starve for Rice and Hilsa fish

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Old August 19, 2007, 12:52 PM
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Good one bangladesh_sy
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Old August 19, 2007, 04:47 PM
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lmao!! awesome!!

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

well duurrr! lmao
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Old August 19, 2007, 05:22 PM
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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
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Old August 19, 2007, 06:59 PM
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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..
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Old August 19, 2007, 08:46 PM
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-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

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I left a few out coz I couldn't think of anything.
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Old August 19, 2007, 10:04 PM
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which batsmen are you referring to sir?!?
Usually my favorite ones, usually with all the talent in the world ...
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Old August 20, 2007, 05:07 AM
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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.
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Old August 20, 2007, 11:10 AM
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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!
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Old August 20, 2007, 11:12 AM
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"-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.
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- 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)
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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......?
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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.
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i kept bothering the airhostresses by pressing help button over and over

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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.
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Old August 20, 2007, 03:49 PM
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i kept bothering the airhostresses by pressing help button over and over
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..
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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...
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Old August 20, 2007, 05:08 PM
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yeah and they will have two restrooms after every row... one for oju and one for you know what...
one for wodhu and one for laughting ?
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lmao!!! 2 restrooms huh? i see..

Air Sylhet...Letz Fly...lmao!!!
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Old August 20, 2007, 07:16 PM
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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..
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So will Dhakaiyas (or basically non-Sylhetis) flying on Air Sylhet be suspected terrorists?
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