You're Bosnian when...

I found this list somewhere on the Internet (I don’t know where, sorry)

You are a Bosnian when:

  • you begin most sentences with “jebi ga” (fuck it).
  • you can not explain what “bolan” means, but you use it all the time.
  • your mother insists that “promaha” (draught) will kill you.
  • older people call you “sine” (son!) although you are a girl.
  • your mother tells you to wear “podkosulja” (undershirt), no matter what the temperature outside.
  • you tuck your “podkosulja” into your underwear.
  • your father refers to all politicians with “djubrad”, “lopovi” (thieves) and “kriminalci” (criminals).
  • your mother threatens you with “samo cekaj dok ti caca dodje kuci” (just wait till your dad gets home).
  • you are 6 and your father sends you out to buy him “Drina” and “Sarajevsko” (brands of cigarettes and beer).
  • you start your day with a cup of coffee and a cigarette
  • your mother won’t accept the fact that you are not hungry
  • you have “pita” (Bosnian food that is like a pastry puff filled with salty fillings like cheese, meat or potatoes) for dinner at least 4 days a week.
  • you have “sarma” (stuffed cabbage) for dinner the remaining 3 days
  • a loaf of bread is eaten for lunch every day
  • your neighbor comes over every day uninvited, for coffee
  • you have 17 consonants and 2 vowels in your last name
  • your mother tells you not to sit close to TV, and not to use cell phones, because you will get brain tumor
  • your mother tells you that you will get sick from drinking cold water
  • your parents have “goblene” on their walls, and “heklanje” (fine handmade lace) on every piece of their furniture, including the TV.
  • the time is divided into “before” and “after” the war

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