قزلباش, on 12 January 2011 - 10:29 PM, said:
Dude, please dont use every thread to push your regionalist agenda.
I am half Lur and a quarter "turk" so its funny to see a mashhadi complain about being the butt of jokes.
90% of Tehrani jokes are either about how "dumb" Azeris are or how "barbaric" Lurs are.
There are people (mainly butthurt khuzestani arabs) who actually spend hours and hours of their time making offensive videos about Lurs.
(take a look at 00:54; all the khuzestani arabs craped their pants at the sight of that)
I always tell the khuzestani arabs that we are their brothers because we have the same grandfathers
It appears that they have been brainwashed by their arab grandmothers.
What are you going on about? "regionalist agenda"!!!
I'm not even gonna waste my time viewing videos. You completely misunderstood.
1) Sadly in Tehran there are many people who don't know much about what's outside their city! This is very much like many people around the globe don't know anything about West Asia region, apart from the people from that region itself(they think that the whole Middle East and greater Near East(eg.Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc) all countries are inhabited by Arabs!). From my experiences regarding non-Iranians' Global Knowledge, the funniest thing is when some Turks from Turkey thought that Iranians are Arab and speak Arabic! or some Indonesian points to an Indian-origin guy and says Is that guy arab? or some people who live close to Indonesia and think that Indonesians are Arab!!! Oh and some people think that in Iran people ride camels to commute and the climate is hot all the time.
2) I wasn't talking about jokes! I said that some Tehrani people sincerely thought that I'm from Afghanistan because of my accent, in one case the person still didn't believe that I was from Iran and thought that I'm pretending to be Iranian and in reality am from Afghanistan. Others upon meeting me would ask are you from Kurdistan? but hey I also got mistaken for Shomali(Mazandarani or Gilani).
3) I'm happy for people who don't know about a place and make the effort to travel to the place and get to know it. So yeah in reality I do admire what that woman did by going to Tajikistan and feeling at home among her people, it's a great experience. However, sadly in Tehran there are many who don't know about their Persian kins be it Tajik, Hazara, Tats, or Persian origin(like Parsi, Afro-Shirazi) etc.