Home Store In Memoriam Deborah Newsletter Forum Topics Blogfeed Blogroll Facebook MySpace Contact Us About

Angle Taunts Iran for Renaming of Food

Reported by Janie - August 2, 2006 -

During last night's (8/1) "Special Report with Brit Hume", substitute Jim Angle used the "Two Minutes of Hate" (AKA "Grapevine") segment to tease the Iranian government for their decision to eliminate western words and replace them with Farsi translations.

Angle opined,

"Iran is continuing its efforts to remove all elements of Western culture, replacing some 2000 foreign words used in everyday conversation with Farsi translations.

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has ordered government agencies and newspapers to eliminate all Western words. Among the changes? The English word 'chat' becomes a Farsi phrase meaning 'short talk,' while 'cabin' is translated to 'a small room.'

And Iranians can no longer order a 'pizza' — instead, they'll be snacking on what was translated into Farsi as 'elastic loaves.'"

Comment: Let me ponder just how ridiculous this is, as I eat my "freedom fries".