Doesn't matter if you are Bosnian or not, I hope you can raise at least a laugh or two!
You know you're Bosnian when:
- Your parents tell you that they had you, AND your sister/brother when they were your age.
- A "couple of days" really means a week or so.
- Your parents have "goblene" (needlepoint) on their walls, and "heklanje" (fine handmade lace) on every piece of their furniture, including the TV.
- Your parents make "zimnica" (canned vegetables) every September.
- Your mother threatens you with "samo cekaj dok ti se babo vrati kuci" (just wait until your dad comes home).
- You spend all of your family vacations in Neum (only section of Bosnia on the Adriatic Sea).
- You drive there in a family "golf" (small as a yugo).
- You take a car to go everywhere.
- You begin most sentences with "jebi ga" (f**k it), "svega mi" (I swear on everything) or "Tita mi" (I swear on Tito).
- Your young cousin doesn't know what "Tita mi" means.
- You can't explain what "bolan" means, but you use it all the time.
- You're the only one who gets all the Mujo and Suljo jokes.
- You know the entire script of "Walter brani Sarajevo" by heart.
- You despise your cousin who's going out with an "unproforac" (UN worker).
- Your mother bakes a cake without oil, sugar, eggs or flour, and she calls it a 'war cake'.
- Time is divided into 'before' and 'after' the war.
- Your father refers to all politicians as "djubrad" (idiots), "lopovi" (con-artists) and "kriminalci" (criminals).
- You have at least one best friend from high school who went to "their side" and you still can't explain it to yourself.
- Your remaining friends from high school live in Australia, Norway, Germany and Malaysia.
- You don't want to talk about the war to anyone, but that's the only thing you talk about with other Bosnians.
- You have at least three passports, and have lived in at least four countries in the last 12 years.