Things you should never say to a Tamilian
India is a multi-lingual, secular, sovereign country. It is home to diverse cultures and languages. While this is such a pride, there are a lot of misconceptions about these cultures and languages as well. This article will serve as a guide to not provoke the anger of Tamilians in Delhi or any other place for that matter.
Here are a few things you should never ask a Tamilian.
Are you a Madrasi?
This question holds the highest record of annoying Tamils in Delhi, out of all the questions to never ask a Tamilian. Tamilians are not Madrassis. Madras is the old name of Chennai and there is no such term called “Madrasi”. South India has five states namely- Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana.
Tamils would be glad to expand their answer if you as “Are you a south Indian?” instead.
Why do you wear lungi always?
Come on. Lungi dance is very popular. But that doesn’t mean Tamils wear lungi all the time. This is another top-rated thing amongst things you should never say to a Tamilian. Lungi, of course, is a very comfortable, convenient, attractive, and affordable piece of fabric.
But we don’t wear them all the time. There is a nobler cousin of Lungi called “Veshti”. A veshti is a white-silk version of Lungi worn on special occasions. Inquiries about lungi are some of the questions you should never ask a Tamilian.
Is everybody a RAJNIII fan?
Okay. First of all, he is RAJINIKANTH. Yes, he is our “Superstar”, “Thalaiva” and we celebrate his existence. But, like #notallmen, you should understand #notallTamilians. Tamil people love Rajinikanth and his movies. But expecting everybody to be a die-hard fan is not so realistic, right?
So, asking if everybody is a Rajini fan is one of the annoying questions that you should never ask a Tamilian any day.
Doesn’t it get boring to eat rice, idli, and dosa every day?
Honestly, NO! It is because, we don’t eat only rice, idli, and dosa. We love our Idli, Dosa, Rice, and Vada. But the Tamil cuisine is larger and accommodates each and every craving of our taste buds. Also, please note that “Sambar” is not our “water”. You need to taste authentic Tamil food to know what we eat and what food means to us. We love our food and we love to serve food as well.
These, are some of the things you should never say to a Tamilian apart from questions about how dark or fair they look. If you find any interesting questions that you should never ask a Tamilian, comment in the box below.