12 Myths about GUJARATIS

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Gujaratis have constantly been on the receiving end of stereotypical wisecracks. Here are some of them that are not entirely true:

Myth 1. “Ae haalo” is our favorite sentence.

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No, its not, just like balle balle is not the favorite sentence of punjabis.

 

 

Myth 2. We pronounce “hall” as “hole” and “chalk” as “choke”.

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Not everything that they show about gujjus in TV or movies is true.

 

Myth 3. We end all English sentences with a “… ho”, e.g. thank you ho, sorry ho..

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Our “thank yous” and “sorrys” are followed by either a full stop or a smile, not by a “ho”.

 

Myth 4. We do garba at anytime and all the time.

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We are very selective about the occasions and places for breaking into a garba. If we dance at ur party, you are special to us.

 

Myth 5. We are kanjoos.

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Just look at the charities and number of schools, colleges and hospitals managed by Gujarati charitable trusts and you’ll get your answer.

 

Myth 6. We are Fattu..

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SERIOUSLY ???

 

Myth 7. Daman/Diu is our Goa.

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Gujjus go to goa just for liquor, but then “khaali peeva maate Goa kon jaay !!”

 

Myth 8. Everyone is Bhai/Ben for us.

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Good morning. Wake up ! 1970s are long gone. Welcome to 2014.

 

Myth 9. We don’t drink.

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Shu majak karo chho boss!!!

 

Myth 10. All gujjus are Patels or Shahs.

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We are as diverse as the colours in the chaniya choli of a gujju girl, and just like those colors, we make a damn good cultural combination together.

 

Myth 11. We love America and are dying to get a Green card.

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Actually, its our way of bringing the foreign money back to India. Kamaao America ma, Udaao India ma..

 

Myth 12. We love everything that’s “free”

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Well… This isn’t a myth, but then who doesn’t like little surprises ;-P

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