Mother of Another

17 Aug

Me: Okay, Zoroastrianism 101–What was the Prophet’s name?

The Boy: Zarathushtra.

Me: Correct. What was his mother’s name?

The Boy: Umm….Amma?

12 Responses to “Mother of Another”

  1. alice August 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm #

    Hahah… global melting pot huh! 🙂

    Isn’t it Pateti? Happy new year!

  2. Revathy August 19, 2012 at 8:52 am #


  3. Orange Jammies August 21, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    alice: Thanks for the new year wishes. 🙂 Pateti is the day *before* New Year, a day of repentance for the previous year’s wrongdoings.

    Revathy: Worn your new cholis yet? 🙂

  4. alice August 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm #

    Ah, wasn’t aware of the distinction.

    So is wishing someone Navroze the correct way?

  5. Orange Jammies August 21, 2012 at 11:34 pm #

    alice: It’s a commonly held misconception. 🙂 Navroze Mubarak or Saal Mubarak is the way to go.

  6. alice August 22, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Thanks for correcting mine. And Navroze Mubarak to you 🙂

  7. Aunty G. August 22, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    ‘Amma’ is lovely nomenclature
    Yielding to his inherent nature
    The Boy got it right
    Made us grin alright
    Tickling our funny-bone ligature!

  8. Revathy August 26, 2012 at 12:03 am #

    Yes! They are gorgeous! 🙂

  9. dipali55 August 28, 2012 at 8:32 am #

    What was Amma’s name???

  10. Orange Jammies August 29, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    alice: Thank you! 🙂

    Aunty G: 🙄 <— is all I have to say.

    Revathy: So glad you like them. Chhaggan, may his soul rest in peace, rocks! 😉

    dipali55: Dughdova. He's mugged it up now, and impressed a clueless Parsi friend by spouting it at dinner last week.

  11. dipali55 September 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm #

    Let me mug this up now:) I have a great local Parsi friend I would love to impress:)

  12. Orange Jammies September 3, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    dipali: 😆 Go for it. Let me know if you want to try the father’s name as the next step. 😉

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