The phrase used in the title of the recent song by Andrew Ferrao has a more 
popular but profane version that was once used by some Bomoicars. It goes ... 
Mai z**n Dhobitalao. The etymology of this phrase referred to the rougher 
element of that part of Goan Bombay commonly using the first two words of that 
phrase whenever frustrated and the last word indicating who used the previous 
two most.

Come to think of it, the more trashy African American lingo used "mother*****r 
relatively recently.

So you can truthfully say Konkani profanity was in this case the mother of its 
American ghetto counterpart.

Roland Francis

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