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    14 Questions You Should Never Ask A Tamilian

    "Can you teach me the lungi dance?" *RAGE*

    1. "Does it get boring eating idlis and dosas everyday?"

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    *Licks thayir saadam dripping down arm* Nope, no complaints.

    2. "So are you like a huuuuge Rajni fan?"

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    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Shit, sorry, what was the question? I fell asleep because of your boring-ass assumptions.

    3. "Can you teach me how to tie a lungi?"

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    Yes, yes, let me just whip out my handy portably pocket-lungi that I carry around for situations like this one.

    4. "Oooooh or can you teach me the lungi dance??"

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    Oh, that amazing dance invented by Bollywood in a movie full of grossly exaggerated stereotypes? Yes, I grew up doing it!

    5. "Ooooh, you're Madrasi? Are you from Kerala?"

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    Well, since Amma purchased every South Indian state and combined them all into one glob to make regional generalizations easier for North Indians, yes. *Throws geography textbook at your head*

    6. "How come your English is so good?"

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    See, shocking as it is, South India is a part of India so we were also colonized by the same... Never mind.

    7. "Can you teach me something in Tamil?"

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    Neengu oru dumbfuck.

    8. "Are you a Tam-Brahm?"

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    *Goes to Mylapore temple and prays for your enlightenment*

    9. "Do you have to wear coconut oil?"

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    Yes, by state mandate. Do you have to be ignorant?

    10. "How come South Indians are darker?"

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    How come you're more shade-ist?

    11. Alternatively: "But if you're South Indian, why are you so fair?"

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    When you get to know me, you'll learn that I'm also lovely ;)

    12. "Do you always have to wear flowers in your hair?"

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    Yes, actually. They create a force-field that protects us from people like you.

    13. "How do you understand Tamil? It's all like gudu-budu-ludu-kudu-mudu."

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    OK, please teach me how to say "that's offensive" in a language you're more comfortable with.

    14. "And why does everything in Tamil sound sooo angry?"

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    BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH IDIOTS LIKE YOU ASKING QUESTIONS LIKE THIS. ANYTHING ELSE?

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