Monday, 26 November 2012

You know you're Bosnian when ... (Part One)

Here's something amusing I found on the 'net the other evening.

How do you know when you're Bosnian?

I will split them across two posts - so expect the second part in the coming days.


You know you're Bosnian when:
  • Your family owns a manual coffee grinder
  • You take your shoes off when you enter the house, and every family member has his/her own slippers (plus some extra for the guests)
  • Your neighbour comes over every day uninvited, for coffee
  • Your father wears striped pyjamas
  • You start your day with a cup of coffee and a cigarette
  • You have 17 consonants and 2 vowels in your last name
  • Your mother/nena (grandmother) won’t accept the fact that you’re not hungry
  • You have “pita” (Bosnian food that is like a pastry puff filled with salty fillings like cheese or meat) for dinner at least 4 days a week
  • You have “sarma” (stuffed cabbage) for dinner the remaining 3 days
  • A loaf of bread is eaten for lunch every day
  • You’re 6 and your father sends you out to buy him “Drina” and “Sarajevsko”(brand of cigarettes and beer)
  • You don’t speak to your cousins who support “Zeljo”
  • Your nena insists you eat something with a “kasika” (spoon) at least once a week
  • You chop up some onions and then decide what to cook for dinner
  • Your mother insists that “promaja” (wind/draft) will kill you
  • Your mother tells you not to sit on the concrete slabs, or your ovaries are going to freeze
  • Your mother tells you to wear “potkosulja” (undershirt), no matter what the temperature outside is
  • Your mother tells you not to sit close to the TV, and not to use mobile phones, because you’ll get brain tumor
  • Your mother tells you that you’ll get sick from drinking cold water
  • You tuck your “potkosulja” (undershirt) into your underwear
  • Your parents wonder why you take showers every day


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