Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Butt - What ??

While I was coming home today, a wagon suddenly overtook me with big word BUTT written on its rear screen. Although the word has a wide range of meaning like the end or extremity of anything, especially the thicker, larger, or blunt end considered as a bottom, base, support, or handle, as of a log, fishing rod, or pistol as defined by the, it has some other foul meaning too.

And I just wondered that what if some English speaking tourist reads this and may find it rather offensive for its relation with the human back and may wonder why someone chose to write this at the back of his vehicle. And I thought to clarify for those English speaking tourists who may read this before coming to Pakistan

OK let me break the secret out: Like many castes in the world, BUTT is also a caste in Pakistan. This caste originates from the Kashmir where it belongs to the Muslim natives of Kashmir Opposite to it is Bhatt, which is a caste of Hindu Kashmiris. 

So next time you visit Pakistan and someone displaying Butt on one's car or home or even visiting card, he is not really offending anyone but displaying one's caste.

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S A J Shirazi said...

Ha ha. Incisive observation. I have seen worst bumper stickers though.