“Elastic loaf.” Mmmmmm. Pizza must be tasty in Iran.
If the unbelievers are unclean, then why use their dirty words? Like “pizza” and “chat.” The Thug-In-Chief bans dhimmi lingo: “Iran bans ‘pizza,’ orders up ‘elastic loaf,'” from AP, with thanks to Teri (note, however, that Arabic supremacism remains unchallenged):
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 Saturday.
The presidential decree, issued earlier in the week, orders all governmental agencies, newspapers and publications to use words deemed more appropriate by the official language watchdog, the Farhangestan Zaban e Farsi, or Persian Academy, the IRNA official news agency 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 the official Web site of the academy.