Things desi parents (don't) say

Published: January 5, 2012
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Desi Twitter users share their parents “golden words”.

Desi Twitter users share their parents “golden words”.

Loud, intimidating and over-ambitious are the few characteristics that define desi parents. What set them further apart from conventional parents are their great sayings. They have opinions on almost everything — from their child’s future career to what their spouses should be like.

Local Twitter users decided to share their parents “golden words” – things they say and things they don’t say at all.

Things desi parents say

ThePrashantRaja

“Who you texting?”

meghasarin

only doctor ya engineer

iamrana

Qayamat ke asaar hain yeh sab.

shika_mohan

Go Study! Go….. Study! Go And Study!

onlyliloleme

when I was your age I had 2 kids, a husband away at sea, no money, there wasn’t anyone to help me, u got it easy

MianAHussain

I don’t see ‘that’ determination in you.

Nivenery

Cut your hair beta or you will not get a nice fair-skinned bride who can cook dal and make round rotis.

MePersonified

how much did your friend score ? :/

Razrmyth

Aawaaz Neche!

Jahirul_94

You Got B ? Why Didn’t You Get A*. He Got A*! You Are A Disgrace To The Family

pratiks92

i wont have my son looking like bastard hippie.

Sheephaa

kaam chor! Nalaiq!

B__O__o

*After eating fast food* Bohat mazay ka pizza tha, abhi salaan lao!

marvisirmed

“Koi Allah Rasool bhi ker liya karo. Her waqt gaanay, filmein, gappein”

Yo_ChandraMukhi

Aaj kal ke bachhe .. *followed by a head shake*

errolmarks

Dont spoil my name…

Things desi parents don’t say

FaisalRahat

“It doesn’t matter if you don’t come on top of your class! We will still believe in you no matter what!” :p

AnamAshrafAli

Here you go, a blank check for your graduation gift!!!

ImZeesh

“Kabhi apni girlfriend se toh milwayo”

dpanjwaneey

haan haan spend the night, maybe even the week, no problem

casanovamaveric

Marry the girl of your choice.

NativeInformant

Come have a drink.

AfshanSalam

go have a good time n I won’t disturb u by calling every 15 mins!! :P

CFCFOREVA

beta abhi hi tu tumhare shugal ke din hain pata nahin tmhain shugal lagane ka chance milay ya na milay :P

AhmedHassan2A

“You are right”.

Gibbyk1

“Of course you can get choose who and when to marrry beti. It’s not like we’re going to display you like a bakra

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Reader Comments (23)

  • Geo_IK
    Jan 5, 2012 - 8:34PM

    I must add they dont talk about ‘sex’ either – its like the word ‘sex’ is taboo or forbidden in their dictionary. Parents should open up more to their kids.

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  • ProudPakistani
    Jan 5, 2012 - 8:42PM

    Well I m proud to have desi parents if the second portion comprises of NON-desi parents sayings…

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  • Jan 5, 2012 - 8:46PM

    And I thought my tweet was worth mentioning! :D

    ThingsDesiParentsSay : Sabzi khao, is mei taakat hai!Recommend

  • Atif
    Jan 5, 2012 - 8:53PM

    No parents now a days say things like “You Are A Disgrace To The Family”.
    My father actually haven’t said a single thing in this list.

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  • suleman
    Jan 5, 2012 - 8:56PM

    trust me you won’t like it when your parents start talking about sex. So its a good thing they don’t.

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  • Jan 5, 2012 - 9:19PM

    Honest, but asinine. Old jokes start to lose their charm.

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  • Umer
    Jan 5, 2012 - 9:20PM

    This is too exaggerated and stereotypical

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  • Jan 5, 2012 - 10:17PM

    “I used to walk miles to reach school, everyday.”

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    Some of them are hilarious. Good job

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  • Sadia
    Jan 5, 2012 - 11:26PM

    “Kam da na kaaj da, dushman anaaj da” is popular in my family.

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  • ghanva
    Jan 5, 2012 - 11:42PM

    hamaray zamanay main halaat alag the

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  • MALIK WAQAR HAIDER AWAN
    Jan 5, 2012 - 11:50PM

    Bachat karo waqt ka koi pata nahi (save something for rainy day)

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  • Geo_IK
    Jan 6, 2012 - 12:12AM

    @ Suleman well If they did atleast you would have been less eager to go on porn sites.

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  • shareef
    Jan 6, 2012 - 12:25AM

    desi parents are more civilised.upto certain limits you should be open with your kids.crossing the limit doesnt suit parents.doing that degrade them infront of their childrens like the modern parents.

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  • Imran Swati
    Jan 6, 2012 - 12:54AM

    Parents are Parents whether they are desi or non-desi , one thing is common in all type of parents and that is they love their childrens and want a bright future for them .

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  • Domlurian
    Jan 6, 2012 - 1:07AM

    I’d like to know the definition of Desi, please.

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  • Jan 6, 2012 - 4:46AM

    @Domlurian: desi means traditional, narrow-minded people

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  • Nido
    Jan 6, 2012 - 9:09AM

    I haVe invested so much on you and this is what i m supposed to hear!!! Nalaiq!!

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  • Akbar
    Jan 6, 2012 - 11:33AM

    @ Domlurian: The definition of desi is not narrow-mindedness by any stretch of the imagination.

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  • FJ
    Jan 6, 2012 - 3:00PM

    I am not Desi parent but at the same time I am NOT non-desi parent according to this article. Recommend

  • UB
    Jan 7, 2012 - 10:56AM

    @ Domlurian: Desi just means belonging to South Asia (India, Pakistan etc.). It has nothing to do with being narrow-minded. That is just a stereotype.
    This article is funny. I like it though I dont observe most of them these days.

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  • Sidra
    Jan 12, 2012 - 10:08AM

    Most of these seem really forced, like what people imagine desi parents would say, instead of what they actually say.

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  • uyafbikafn
    Jan 21, 2012 - 1:59AM

    well ofcourse some of these are a bit exaggerated. it’s satire man

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  • Maria
    Feb 14, 2012 - 6:14PM

    I don’t think its exaggerated at all. I can relate to more than 70% of the stuff..and even more! Its like living in freakin’ stepfordville!

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