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14 Things Indians Are Tired Of Hearing When They Travel Abroad


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1. "How come you speak English so well?"

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Well, you speak ignorant so well, so I guess we're all great at multiple languages?

2. "Why don’t you have a proper Indian accent?"

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I tried booking Apu from The Simpsons to teach me, but he had prior commitments.

3. "Did you ever want to be in Bollywood?"


Yes, exactly how you've always wanted to be in Hollywood.

4. "There's a great Indian place round the corner that you have to try."


Firstly, you don’t have any “great" Indian places here. Secondly, why would I fly across the world to eat something that will never be as great as Indian food back home?

5. "Oh, you're Indian. There's an Indian dude who works at my office, do you know him?"

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Of course I know him. It’s not like there are a lot of us or anything.

6. "So you're probably into yoga."

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Of course, all Indian babies are born doing the Surya Namaskar.

7. "Oh, you have Game Of Thrones there?"

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No, no. Don't be ridiculous. All 300 million of India's internet users go online and watch Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki reruns.

8. "Wait have you heard of the Backstreet Boys?"

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Yep, globalisation is real.

9. "What's it like live with a billion people?"

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You'd have to ask someone else, I live alone.

10. "My phone's been acting up, could you check it out?"

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Of course, my family has worked in tech support for 300 generations.

11. "So are your parents going to marry you off to a stranger?"

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Well, they might as well try, I sure as hell seem to suck at it.

12. "Hey, you're probably good at math, you should divide the bill."

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Of course. *Takes out phone, uses calculator.*

13. "So what's it like coming to a big city, is it too overwhelming?"

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Well, I live in one of the biggest cities in the world, so it's pretty much the same.

14. "Is your life like Slumdog Millionaire?"

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Yes, totally. You've basically been to India. *rides off on top of a train*