Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Can You Help Me Bleach My Moustache?" Rubbish Things Iranian Girls Say

The "S**t People Say" videos got very popular on Youtube lately, with so many videos about different groups of people. I found this one about Iranian girls, but it's mostly about Iranian girls in LA, California I think. The Iranian girls inside Iran do other cliche things rather than this, but this vid is no less funny. And it was made by a non-Iranian girl who has got lots of Persian girlfriends!

Let's discuss this video culturally:

Firstly, the eyebrows and the hair! She has worn a wig and made her eyebrows longer and thicker by an eyebrow pencil to show something: Iranian girls have lots of dark hair and good amount of eyebrows.

Secondly, the accent. I don't know how Iranians in the US speak English but based on comments under the video, the girl imitates the accent so well.

"tahdig, Ghormesabzi, bademjan": They're all names of Iranian foods. Iranians love their own food and stick to it anywhere.

"Madar-jendeh": This is a vulgar swear word in Persian language. It means mother-f***er in English. Don't use this word.

"Oh my God": Probably Iranian girls in LA use it so much when they get surprised! I personally say "wow" so much.

"She's so divooneh": using Persian words while speaking English, divooneh means crazy.

"Look at me again like that sl*t": Haha, I just got the same angry when a guy and his girlfriend stared at me in KL's airport, but of course I didn't swear at them.

"Prices does not matter... How much is this?!": Iranians in LA are very rich, probably they want to prove it by saying they don't care about prices, but well maybe inside the shop they change their minds!

"Can you help me bleach my moustache?": Unwanted facial hair. This is so true for not only Iranian girls in LA, but also anywhere. They should remove the hair above lips and other areas in the face or else they'd look hairy.

"Can I ask something? Am I pretty?" Just like my sister when she's done with her make-up and we're ready to go out. She looks perfect but she always asks this question! Checking on their appearance all the time.

"Do my breasts fall down like there's something dead in 'em?" like above. Being too careful about the appearance.

"Oh my God, that's my cousin" Iranian parents have come from large families. They usually have more than one brother and sister and that makes having so many cousins for us. Well the cousins can be seen everywhere in LA maybe!

"Chanel is so close I can smell it" Iranians are so much interested in designer-made labels and brands.

"Have you heard this song? Deevooneh, Deevooneh..." That's a song by Mansour and it was quite popular at the time it was sung.

"Yes maman jan" Maman means mum and jan means dear. Mixing English with Persian words.

"This is a secret between me and you and 5 of my cousins" Too many Iranian cousins again!

"Kim Kardashian wishes she were Persian" Having a strong pride about Persian heritage and nationality.

"Jennifer Aniston wishes she was Persian then she would be Jennifer Anistonzadeh."  Zadeh is an affix at many Iranian last names, like Ahmadzadeh, Mohsenzadeh, Rezazadeh.
I watched this video more than once; I don't know about you, but it was funny to me as an Iranian.

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