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Enna Da Rascala Boys hit Bullseye With a new Video

From filter kaapi to The Hindu, the Enna Da Rascala boys have got all the pet peeves of a Madrasi.

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Screenshot from the YouTube video by Enna Da Rascala. 

The city of Madras, now known as Chennai, has its own way of spreading warmth .

Besides the loving cup of kaapi, the long dosas served on lush green banana leaves, the beach has become central to culture of Chennai.

And there is no better way to piss a person in Madras off than misinterpreting their culture.

Enna Da Rascala, a YouTube channel run by two Chennai residents has come up with a video that captures the idiosyncrasies of every proud Madrasi, oh sorry, person living in Madras.

The aroma of filter kaapi is something that defines a traditional household welcome in Madras.

You do not mess with the <i>kaapi</i>.
You do not mess with the kaapi.

But the moment you try to get rid of the froth on the rim of the miniature steel glass filled with hot coffee, welcoming courtesy goes out the window.

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It is no big deal for an old akka to wake up hours before sunrise and draw kolam, known as rangoli in most parts of the country.

The tedious task of making a <i>kolam</i>!
The tedious task of making a kolam!

But if you step on it, the docile looking lady will turn into a rage monster.

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If you successfully pass the threshold, the next challenge, camouflaged as a simple daily activity, is sitting down.

Learn to sit on mat, if you are in Chennai.
Learn to sit on mat, if you are in Chennai.

If you act like you were born on a chair, showing signs of illiteracy in how to sit on a mat, you will be greeted with disapproval.

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And if you are sitting down for a meal in a Tamilian household, and find leaves in place of plates, take your next step with care.

Table manners?
Table manners?

Banana leaves are a smart replacement to plates and not everyone knows the right way to place them. Whatever you do, do not tamper with the orientation of the banana leaf, unless you want to be schooled about manners.

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And if the food in front of you is a dosa overflowing from the plate/banana leaf, do not eat it with a fork and a spoon.

Fork and spoon? No sir!
Fork and spoon? No sir!

There is nothing more than a person using a fork and a spoon to eat a dosa that can insult a Madrasi.

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The Enna Da Rascala boys have listed out every pet peeve of Madras residents that will touch a cord with anyone who has ever been to Chennai.

Watch the video here.

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