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It's not the buildings, or the landmarks. It's not the people or the excitement. No, New York is the greatest city in the world because we'll let people with the name of "Saif Butt" drive us around.
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should a man who named himself after a girl horse be making fun of other people's names?

hmmm....

said sarcastic one on April 22, 2009 5:13 PM.

My parents named me after a girl horse. Do you think I'd knowingly choose this name?

said Echowood on April 22, 2009 5:15 PM.

You're right...which means that you should only sympathize with this poor fellow, since his parents named him...
...but you *can* make fun of his twin cabbie brother, Ci'moor.
(he's the one who urinates as he drives, btw)

said sarcastic one on April 22, 2009 5:22 PM.

Damn you Ci'moor! (Echo raises his fist) Damn you and your urination!

said Echowood on April 22, 2009 5:23 PM.

For those of you who missed that chapter of commuting suicide, here's the link:
http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2008/11/commuting_suici_26.html

said sarcastic one on April 22, 2009 5:27 PM.

Geez, Echo ... with Sarcky around, who needs a press agent?

said Tim on April 22, 2009 6:33 PM.

Tim, I didn't realize you were the only one who was allowed to remember stuff...(walks towards corner sulking, puts on dunce cap)

I was just trying to keep newer readers in the loop...

said sarcastic one on April 22, 2009 7:05 PM.

Sorry Sarcky, that wasn't meant as a jab. Just a little ribbing.

Keep up the good work. I say we should cross-reference the hell outta the whole sight. I'm sure the 'mouche wouldn't mind.

said Tim on April 22, 2009 7:29 PM.

Yeah, like I even own a dunce cap....

apology accepted--just wish the links would be pretty red like in the forum.

said sarcastic one on April 22, 2009 7:32 PM.

actually butt is a very common kashmiri muslim name. it's unfortunate you don't know much about other cultures without realizing where they come from and what they have to endure to make a decent living.

and it's not pronounced saif, as in safe. rather it's saif as in rhyming with gaff.

said hulleye on April 23, 2009 2:03 AM.

Oh well, I guess everybody's a little racist sometime.

I sense a Dean Martin tune coming on ...

said Tim on April 23, 2009 7:53 AM.

hulleye....
ah, I see you came here for the streaking girl story but got offended by the cabbie name story.

I am the first one to get on my high horse when offended...but names are just names. We have no control over which one we get, and I'd be happy (as Echo was) to have a cabbie with a name that made my ride a little happier/less stressful.

said sarcastic one on April 23, 2009 8:12 AM.

hulleye just makes me remember Meagan, who came down here and started a flame war based on racism based only in half the comments...

Every time there will come these folks...

Sarcky, sometimes I have those recalls on things previously posted around here too, but most of the times I fail calling them up. I'll remember doing that next time, so the ybnby team can get more revenue from older posts being revisited.

said Leonardo Carvalho on April 23, 2009 9:02 AM.

Leo--great idea...especially since Echo tweeted this entry--so we can get people hopping all over this site...before you know it, there will be traffic congestion galore...and I'll let you take the credit ;-)

said sarcastic one on April 23, 2009 9:11 AM.

Ouch, I just fell down and saifed my butt.

Kashmiri muslim, hunh... Interesting. (WTF is kashmiri muslim?)

Hulleye, since you decided to make an issue of it....

Look, we just have those guys drive our cabs, and if they're not good, we send them home where they can fix our computers in unintelligible english. Expecting us to know about every god blessed world culture and their common last names just shows you're a douche. I doubt that if this was a story on the Inuit that you'd be saying, "Quallunaat is actually a very common Inuit last name and the Q is pronounced with an "H" sound like "Hallunat".

Nope, the only reason you know that, Douchey McTurbanhead, is because that's your culture. And you feel like you have a right to be a total and complete dick to people who are outsiders which only makes those people think "I'm glad to be outside that culture. Those douches are total pole pirates." So, the next time some cab driver or 7-11 operator tells me he's kashmiri muslim, my first thought is going to be, "Probably an asshole."

Way to go broadening our cultural horizons there punjab.

Butt is also an English surname whose origins lie in the South West Peninsula region of England. It's unfortunate you don't know much about other cultures without realizing where they come from and what they have to endure to make a decent living. (And I guess you missed last weeks post about the stupid names in England.)

http://www.yesbutnobutyes.com/archives/2009/04/the_delight_of.html

Oh, and it's called a shift key dumbass, use it.

(Miss. C, your profanity laced flame war comments as requested.)

said LostInDaJungle on April 23, 2009 9:48 AM.

We really should be more sensitive to these kind of things. After all, it's not like an American would be harassed in Tehran for a name that translates to Jesus is God, or an Englishman would be ridiculed in Paris for a name that translates to shithead.

said Tim on April 23, 2009 10:16 AM.

Good point Tim, after all, the Muslims have always shown a great deal of cultural understanding and we should try to follow their lead.

said LostInDaJungle on April 23, 2009 10:35 AM.

Exactly. In fact, would it not be an insult for us to assume ourselves so righteous as to be more understanding to cultural differences than they? Who are we to take the lead in cultural sensitivity? That would be typical of us arrogant Americans.

said Tim on April 23, 2009 10:46 AM.

You guys said it all...

Sarcky, we share the credits... all of us... after all, they keep coming here because once in a while one of us drop a line that is very 'googleable' and the parachutists come here to yell and run away...

said Leonardo Carvalho on April 23, 2009 11:01 AM.

Good point Tim. Perhaps a Kashmiri cultural day is in order. So we can better understand and appreciate their culture.

8:00 A.M. - Deny that we are harboring the Taliban.
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-04/06/content_11138949.htm

9:00 A.M. - After a brief phone call to Osama, we could plan to blow up the Brooklyn Bridge.
http://hinduunity.yuku.com/topic/1292/t/Kashmiri-muslim-terrorist-cooperating-with-FBI.html

12:00 - Making all that C4 works up an appetite! Lunch! Doodu phul anyone? (And then we'll all be phul of doodu!)

1:00 - Kidnap 12 year old girl, and torture her until she agrees to marry an islamic terrorist
http://islamicterrorism.wordpress.com/2009/03/28/kashmiri-muslim-women-forcibly-married-to-islamic-terrorists-and-living-in-hell/

3:30 - Visit cleric who will tell the girl we just kidnapped and raped that the marriage is sacrosanct under islamic law.

4:00 - Harrass Hindus and take their money
http://www.news.faithfreedom.org/index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=1987

5:00 - Commit genocide
http://www.kashmiri-pandit.org/sundry/genocide.html

Gosh, some time and Google, and suddenly I understand the Kashmiri Islamics that much better. I feel enlightened. My cultural horizons have been broadened.

said LostInDaJungle on April 23, 2009 11:45 AM.
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