Isn't a pig one of god's creatures, too?
Friday, January 30, 2009
What's up with pigs? Pakistanis are really anti-pig. I mean, I get that Muslims don't eat pork. (And oh, how I miss it. My own personal jihad...) But Pakistanis really seem to vilify pigs even when they're not for dinner. M said he was raised to believe that you had to wash your mouth out after saying the word pig; that it would make you impure and you'd have to wash up again before your next prayer. In the Urdu kid's books we've brought from Pakistan for our son, the word for pig appears, but with a picture of a cow underneath it. They don't even want to show a picture of a pig!
Posted by The Gori Wife at 12:09 AM