Have you ever gone grocery shopping on a first date? They say it can tell you a lot about your date. Like, do you both like the same snacks? How do they spend money? Their taste, level of patience, etc. And if you spot a zucchini labelled as ‘Jugni’ in the vegetable aisle and they don’t start humming the Punjabi song, do you really want a second date?
Dr. Aman Kashyap recently shared a photo with ‘Jugni’ being sold at a Ludhiana supermarket, take a look.
When Zucchini Comes to Punjab.
The Punjabi dialect didn`t even spare poor Zucchini once it`s been to Ludhiana. pic.twitter.com/euSelaYPVs
— Dr Aman kashyap (@DrAmankashyap) November 18, 2020
Some people loved the desi naamkaran because it sounded better than zucchini while others wondered why it was so much more expensive to buy in their own area.
Jugni ishq de raste jaave
Kidre dhokha hi na khaave
Ohnu zara samajh na aave
Laave yaa naa dil nu laave
Naale pak mohabbat kare Sai Peer merya jugni ji
Ae ve Allah waleya…jugni ji
— Noted (@noted_1) November 18, 2020
Hahahhaha! Zucchini to Jugni, reminds me of When Devil Wears Prada became When Devil Wears PraNda!
Love our diversity and its unique interpretation. Never a dull moment! https://t.co/8zIwNmdp7Y
— Namita_Goel (@Namita_Goel) November 19, 2020
I've heard liquor store owners in Punjab pronounce Smirnoff as 'Simranoff'🤣 https://t.co/949kVrZigo
— Janak (@fakepanjabi) November 18, 2020
Why did my brain immediately start singing "naughty nakhre wali, jugni naughty oyee" https://t.co/1CLqz20smh
— Naina Parasher (@Nainzei) November 18, 2020
Jugni is such a complimentary name! Why complain? https://t.co/iQERW64Tvi
— Ravinder Kaur (@Ravinder_IITD) November 18, 2020
This is so sweet. Protect at all costs
— aindri (@aindrizzle) November 19, 2020
it is so cheap, here in nagpur they sell zucchini for 350/kg
— alok jha (@Timetravelleraj) November 18, 2020
Send some here. It is 140 a kg in Mangalore.
— Louvina Andrade (@LouvinaA) November 18, 2020
Do you know any other vegetable names that have been desified? Tell us!