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29 Awkward And Confusing Facts About Every American Desi's Life

"ABCD" isn't just the beginning of the alphabet, it's also an identity crisis.

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1. You have two names: the correct pronunciation for your Indian family and friends, and the Americanized pronunciation for everyone else.

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14. Every time you go back to India to visit your relatives, they're constantly calling you healthy*.

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*Healthy (noun): Aunty code for fat. Just say it like it is, Aunty. All those American McBurgers have made me a McFatty.

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16. Another well-meaning threat: "Don't worry, we'll find you a nice Indian husband/wife."

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Even though they're usually kidding when they say this, you can't help but get suspicious that someday they'll actually follow through.

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