July 29, 2006

Iran Bans Pizza

Howienopizza.jpgWell not pizza exactly just the word. I'd like an 18 inch super deluxe elastic loaf with extra bacon and cheese.

Washington Post: TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered government and cultural bodies to use modified Persian words to replace foreign words that have crept into the language, such as "pizzas" which will now be known as "elastic loaves," state media reported.

The academy has introduced more than 2,000 words as alternatives for some of the foreign words that have become commonly used in Iran, mostly from Western languages. The government is less sensitive about Arabic words, because the Quran is written in Arabic.

Among other changes, a "chat" will become a "short talk" and a "cabin" will be renamed a "small room," according to official Web site of the academy.

A few others I think are common.

"Nuclear Bomb Fuel" will be renamed "The good stuff".

"Tryanny" shall be renamed "Freedom".

"Israel" shall be renamed "Extinct".

By Howie at 11:31 AM | Comments |