March 5, 2020
We Zoroastrians love to swear … I know, I love it – especially when I’m behind the steering wheel!
For many of us, swearing is part of our life, our idiosyncrasy, what makes us ‘whole’ and ‘completes’ us!
There’s hardly a Parsi I have met to date who doesn’t swear.
You feel good after letting off a stream of expletives … however dirty, vulgar or crude (especially the ones in our local dialect 🤣).
When I’m behind the wheel, my creative instincts take over when I’m blind sided, cut across, signal run or whenever. It’s just feels so good to ‘have it out at the world’!
However, one thing about our expletives – there’s no vile in it; there’s no malice or intent to hurt; while guttural there’s no mean intent behind it…and that’s a fact. We do it because we love it and can’t live without it but never with an evil intention nor from the heart!
So, when you are with a Zarthosti and hear a sentence starting with “sala”, be ready for, most probably, a string of flowery, invigorating, interesting train of expletives to follow!
…. Oops, my wife just got wind of my post and I can hear HER expletives all the way down the hall – I need to RUN 🤣🤣🤣🤣!
(Apologies in advance to all Parsis who may be offended by this 🤣)