So yesterday at work, I’m talking to an American guest of mine about ordering food online. He’s a great guy who’s here on business and I really hope he succeeds in getting people interested in the whole shopping-online business. I mean, if there’s anywhere it can thrive, it’s here. Karachi people be too lazy.
So I tell him my brothers love ordering pizza. And a second or two later he says, “Pete-za”. I’m like “Yeah, they can’t get enough of pizza!”.
“That’s not how you pronounce it. It’s Pete-za. Say Pete. Great. Now say Za. Perfect!”
Oh my god. I have been calling it pizza all my life.
I realized how when I was young my dumb cousins used to pronounce it Pit-za. I used to make fun of them. Now I realize, they were a bit near to it then I was.
I feel dumb. And I feel angry because Pakistani Pete-za has so much variety is basically not Pete-za anymore anyway. I wonder if they are going to put biryani in it one day. Or eggs.
I am going to feel insecure about this forever.