Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ahmadinejad bans western words

[Ahmadinejad Photo]
According to the Norwegian newspaper VG (h/t: Polemiken) the Iranian president Ahmadinejad has banned about 2000 word with western roots, in government and cultural institutions. The words are words such as »pizza«, »cabin«, and »chat« which are now referred to as »elastic bread«, »small room« and »small talk«.

Yet another example of Ahmadinejad following in the footsteps of his role model: Adolf Hitler! In the 1930s Nazi-Germany also underwent a »Germanification« of the language, eliminating foreign or borrowed words replacing them with German equivalents both to bolster German's sense of nationality and superiority! Curiously the same idea has been used in France since de Gaulle!

But this is relatively harmless, and in the long run will either fail or serve to isolate the Persian people even more from the rest of the world!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pizza = elastic bread.... No wonder it needs another name, the quality of pizza in Iran must be really poor to deserve that label!

31 July, 2006 00:36  

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