Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Son Thinks Indians Can't Dis

Will was in the hallway the other day at school arguing with one of the other Indian kids in his class. At one point, Will turned to him and said, "Suck my balls!"

The Indian kid turned beet red and yelled, "Yeah, whip them out right now, I'll do you right here, right now!"

Will gave him the big fish eye, paused, turned, and walked away shaking his head.

It's similar to Indian rap. There's just something so very wrong with the dudes trying to look gangsta. It just doesn't work. Although, I have to say, "Singh is King" is sorta catchy, but have you listened to the words? I've heard 7 year-olds on the playground back in Chicago with more gansta 'tude. Kinda sad, really.

We need more cow bell.


  1. In Gurgaon learn the JAT Way :-) and see the Haryana Gangsta Style... and thats where the politeness of the Delhi Police comes from aswell:-)

  2. "Indians Can't Dis"

    - And that's a bad thing?

  3. You should learn Punjabi.
    English, sadly, is rather tame when it comes to swearing. I mean, other than the f-word and its variations, or the usual nigga-gangsta slang, what do you have?

    Punjabi, Tamil and a few other languages can offer up vitriolic abuses that will have your ears shrivel up and drop off- the nuances of the language, the accent and the delivery all have an explosive appeal that English simply can't provide :D

    Of course- Anonymous above said it best.

  4. Americans can be so rude and arrogant.

    Should you be showing off about your son using that kind of language?

  5. Yes, yes we are. Not only are we rude and arrogant, we're foul-mouthed, direct, and truthful. I think that's a good thing. We don't judge pre-emptively (Well, at least before the Bush years). Here's another important difference - EVERYONE, from the President of the United States, to the janitor in the school has to EARN our respect, not automatically demand it. That is a huge difference in our cultures.

    Rude is also a relative word. When I stand in a line here, do you think Indians understand the concept of a queue? I use my elbows and yell at everyone who tries to cut in line. The women are the worst.

    Will's language is typical of an American teenager. And seriously, if you read my original post, he's got nothing on those inner-city Chicago kids.

    If you don't like it, then, um, you can "suck my balls". Go ahead, judge me again for my rude behavior.

    Have a nice day.


  6. if there wasn't such potential for disaster there - this would be hysterical.

  7. I am glad you brought that up . Americans by the way have mastered the art of licking balls when it comes to supporting dictators gadaffi(libya) saddam Hussein during the conflict with Iran..and also licking the dicks of oil rich Gulf states without caring about human rights.

    However with China they have found some great ways to engage since they have immense potential for generating some mighty dollars however damned their human right records might be..

  8. good comeback Jeanne~ you are Right On Girl!

  9. Anonymous:

    First Americans don't have to lick anyone's balls. We're the biggest teabaggers out there, and if someone feels uncomfortable, we throw money at them. Sad but true.

    Now for accuracy's sake, Khadaffi is no friend of America, and of course, "any enemy of our enemy is our friend" is a C.I.A. mantra. It's a very short-sighted viewpoint which has kicked our collective ass a number of times. We have to learn from our own history how to never make that mistake again. China's first country status is disgusting and should come with some semblance of transparency. I still don't know why Chinese goods aren't boycotted. It makes no sense to me.

    Anonymous, if you want to derive pleasure from using expeltives on my blog, the least you can do is use your name. To use the language hiding behind the name "anonymous", is shall we say, having no balls.

  10. Hey,
    I just came across your blog and gave it a thumbs up on Stumbleupon. I was reading through when I noticed this post; while your blog is in general wonderful, some posts such as this one are little too close to the "ugly american abroad" stereotype (the one about refusing to adapt to the host culture), for comfort.
    Consider: your son curses like an American kid (or "gangsta"?) would curse. The Indian kid hasn't had exposure to that kind of cursing, so he's a little at a loss how to respond. The key point here, I think, is that your son's style is the anomaly here, since this is India, not America. Going from there to "Indians can't dis" is fallacious because they can, in their own way (which your son would probably not be quite so good at, as Kuldip and Rex say). So while I don't think anyone is at fault here for a school quarrel; I think your post about it smacks a little of privilege and subtle putting-down.
    And your response to the Anonymous' comments was also a little off-putting; granted he was rude, but you seemed to be saying "I'm nice and trying to fit in until you Indians cross me; then I'm going to use our "first world" superiority ("biggest teabaggers...throw our money at them"..really? Not as classy as you seem elsewhere) against you". And another subtle point bothered me: while "honest and truthful" and "earning respect" are good qualities, "rude" "arrogant" and "foul mouthed" most certainly are not. Lumping them together to make them equally acceptable is, in my opinion, disingenuous.
    Sorry if don't make that much sense; I'm just trying to analyse why I feel offended by your post. Feel free to tell me why I'm wrong. Good job otherwise, and best of luck in India!