My Top 10 Punjabi Aunty Insults by Hardeep Singh Kohli
Eastern Eye Staff
Ullu ka patha (You are the son of an owl): Obviously in post-Harry Potter times with the popularitasion of Hedwig and all things owl-like, being referred to as the progeny of these weird, nocturnal bird freaks might not seem that big a deal. It would seem that the big-eyed, sinister Punjabi owls are foolish. It’s worth noting that this phrase is now included in the urban dictionary. Theri asi thesi (I am only too aware of both your machiavellian ways and means): It is said that Hindi is the language of commerce, Urdu the language of love, and Punjabi the…
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