Calls for the word ‘curry’ to be removed from British vocabulary

A FOOD BLOGGER in California has called for the word ‘curry’ to be removed from British vocabulary, claiming it has roots in British colonialism

Chaheti Bansal, a 27-year-old South Asian food blogger based in California, earlier this year posted a video on Instagram calling for people to “cancel the word curry”, claiming the word is used too generally regarding Asian dishes, and that it has its roots in British colonialism.

The Instagram video has notched up more than 3.6 million views, with the blogger saying that British people have been lazy in using just one word to describe many types of different dishes that originate from Asian cuisine, stating, “There’s a saying that the food in India changes every 100km, and yet we’re still using this umbrella term popularised by white people who couldn’t be bothered to learn the actual names of our dishes. But we can still unlearn”.

Speaking to NBC News, Professor Furest spoke of how the British had settled in India in the 1850s, and somehow the word became common between both the colonials, and the locals, and that, “South Asians can turn around and say, ‘OK, if these British officers want curry, and I stand to profit, whether that’s socially, politically, financially, then I set up a curry house'”, adding that ‘curry’ is largely incorrect and is “rooted in white, Christian supremacy”, according to news.sky.com.

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Comments


    • jay Norris

      10 August 2021 • 02:14

      Aww did he get offended by it what a joke You be costing millions to Indian restaurants world wide am sure they will thank him for it not especially in this claimant

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    • jay Norris

      10 August 2021 • 02:14

      Aww did he get offended by it what a joke You be costing millions to Indian restaurants world wide am sure they will thank him for it not especially in this claimant

      Reply
    • John McLean

      10 August 2021 • 08:53

      Mention “food blogger and Californian ” and you know immediately what is said is going to be a load of rubbish

      Reply
    • John McLean

      10 August 2021 • 08:53

      Mention “food blogger and Californian ” and you know immediately what is said is going to be a load of rubbish

      Reply
    • Naimah Yianni

      10 August 2021 • 09:09

      People who come up with these cancel ideas should be cancelled lol. What a load of rubbish. Surely there are far more important issues in this world right now, like having all our human rights taken away from us, regardless of colour or religion.

      Reply
    • Naimah Yianni

      10 August 2021 • 09:09

      People who come up with these cancel ideas should be cancelled lol. What a load of rubbish. Surely there are far more important issues in this world right now, like having all our human rights taken away from us, regardless of colour or religion.

      Reply
    • John

      10 August 2021 • 11:26

      It’s a shame the press give any attention to fools like this. He is only doing it to get attention and make his name known. Cultural appropriation and all that goes with it is just a meaningless made-up term which provides another reason for idiots to claim they are offended by something and wastes the time of normal people with brains.

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    • John

      10 August 2021 • 11:26

      It’s a shame the press give any attention to fools like this. He is only doing it to get attention and make his name known. Cultural appropriation and all that goes with it is just a meaningless made-up term which provides another reason for idiots to claim they are offended by something and wastes the time of normal people with brains.

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    • Syd

      10 August 2021 • 15:29

      Oh, dear. What about how the septics, (septic tank – yank) have changed foreign cuisine and language to suit themselves? E.G., “French Fries” are Belgian, not French! How have they imported words from other languages to use in their so called version version of English? What is a “kabob”?
      What happened to the letter “u” in various spellings? The list goes on!

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    • Syd

      10 August 2021 • 15:29

      Oh, dear. What about how the septics, (septic tank – yank) have changed foreign cuisine and language to suit themselves? E.G., “French Fries” are Belgian, not French! How have they imported words from other languages to use in their so called version version of English? What is a “kabob”?
      What happened to the letter “u” in various spellings? The list goes on!

      Reply
    • Renato Besomi

      10 August 2021 • 16:12

      And the stupidety goes on.

      Reply
    • Renato Besomi

      10 August 2021 • 16:12

      And the stupidety goes on.

      Reply
    • Saya Sendiri

      10 August 2021 • 18:06

      Dear Chaheti Bansal, before Curry is removed from the English dictionary fix all the Americanisms and remove them from Webster’s Dictionary. Once you have learned to use proper English words perhaps you can discuss the use of the language.
      Have a nice day and hope you don’t get burglarized!

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    • Saya Sendiri

      10 August 2021 • 18:06

      Dear Chaheti Bansal, before Curry is removed from the English dictionary fix all the Americanisms and remove them from Webster’s Dictionary. Once you have learned to use proper English words perhaps you can discuss the use of the language.
      Have a nice day and hope you don’t get burglarized!

      Reply

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