Monday, July 24, 2006

Cafe Osama forced to change name writes:
A cafe called Osama opposite the US embassy in Belgrade has been told to change its name after diplomats complained.

The word Osama means 'secluded' in Serbo-Croat and cafe owner Milomir Jeftic said he had named his shop after a local shelter for the homeless.

But he has been told to change it after an official complaint from the US Embassy, local media reported.

But Jeftic said: "I had no intention of offending Americans. It is just a word in Serbian.

"I admit I have heard of Osama Bin Laden, but until now I was not quite sure who he was."

I don't know what astonishes me more -- that somebody is offended by the coincidence of the word ‘osama’ in serbo-croatic coincides with the first name of one of the most wanted terrorists or that the café owner didn't have a clue about who Osama bin Laden is!


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