Whether its Delhi or Punjab that you’re born and brought up in you will always have these qualities being a “Punjabi”. Known for their “Wadda Dil” (Big heart) and an even bigger lifestyle Punjabis surely know how to live life king size and work hard and party harder.
Punjabis totally go by the motto of YOLO, you live only once and hence make sure everyday is a celebration. You can never take out Punjabiyat from a Punjabi, just how you can never take out flamboyance from a true Delhite.
If you’re a true Punjabi, then you will agree to one or more of the following.
- Your tone is always loud even though you might be whispering. Punjabis having a happy-go-lucky nature, like to express themselves loudly by either having a good gigantic laugh to everything or just talking loudly my making their presence felt.
- Your way of talking always sounds like you are either in a rush or rhyming something, with funny pronunciations like Ka-loni to Colony, Paronthe to Paranthas.
- Chhole is staple food, whether eaten with chawal (rice) or with bhatura (Fried bread). Sunday breakfast scenes have to start with Chhole Bhature, otherwise something surely seems incomplete.
- If you’re wearing a branded item, it has to show the name of the brand in bold letters right there. Either on the T-shirt, or on the bag or on that flashy MK(Michael Kors) belt.
- Punjabis are big exhibitionists. You flaunt everything. From having 10 pairs of jeans to 20 cars (even if they are all Marutis).
- Abuses are used as slangs, and slangs as the main lingo. When a Punjabi is talking you cannot differentiate between a joke, a statement lightly made or a point they really made. Eg – Khote de Puttar, Padenge tujhe Chittar
- Everything starts from Paranthas and ends at Paneer or Panjiri. Punjabis love their food and are willing to travel any distance to have a Dhabe di Daal and Dhabe da Parantha.
- Butter chicken and whisky (daru) are staples. Mooh mein paani aa jaata hai is their favourite dialogue at the thought of a leg piece. Every Saturday is drinking day and Whisky is not whisky if not had as a “Patiala Peg”
- Bling is king. Punjabis love glitz and glamour, and hence love to include shimmer in their wardrobe whether in shoes or clothing.
- Haanji is their favourite word or their way of nodding. They say that word to acknowledge every word the person says.
- They all have connections in “C-a-naaa-Da” (Canada) and wish to settle there someday.
- Moms are obsessed with feeding their kids with an extra dollop of butter. They always feel their kids are getting weaker. Every kid is referred to as Oye! Puttar
- Atleast one person in the house is called “Sweetie”
- You are proud of your big diet and like to talk about it flauntingly. Khaate peete ghar ke hain is your excuse to every other time you are told to check on your weight.
- Whether they know anything or not, their feet start tapping as soon as they hear the beats of the “Dhol “, bhangra being in their blood.