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Nothing better than an "elastic loaf..." Yummm!

by dirtyrich / July 29, 2006 11:34 AM PDT

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.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,206196,00.html

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(NT) (NT) Almost as silly as the Quebec laws
by duckman / July 29, 2006 10:40 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) France tried the same thing as I remember.
by EdH / July 29, 2006 10:43 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) elastic loaf..........freedom fries
by JP Bill / July 30, 2006 12:01 AM PDT
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Huge difference
by EdH / July 30, 2006 12:13 AM PDT

No one in the US government is ORDERING the citizenry to use or not use certain words.

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Huge difference
by JP Bill / July 30, 2006 12:28 AM PDT
In reply to: Huge difference

A similarity,

if a person didn't know the "story" behind the logic? of the name changes, the names make "NO sense" at all.

Whether ordered or not the terms don't make sense in English.

Perhaps in a few years, the term "freedom fries" will replace French fries, but not yet.

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Wow, wrong again,
by duckman / July 30, 2006 4:13 AM PDT
In reply to: Huge difference

There is NO similarity. One is done by a dictatorial state and the other by an individual. Mandate versus choice, get the difference?

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They didn't?
by Dan McC / July 31, 2006 12:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Huge difference
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Dan, did anyone tell YOU what to call them?
by EdH / July 31, 2006 12:53 AM PDT
In reply to: They didn't?

was a law passed mandating that French Fries were now ot bew called Freedom Fries?

Changing a product name in a cafeteria is hardly the same thing at all and YOU KNOW IT!!!!

Equating the US with Iran is offensive and wrong.

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I don't think he's equating the US and Iran...
by dirtyrich / July 31, 2006 3:58 AM PDT

because he often seems to hold Iran in higher regard than the US.

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You've made a truly asinine statement.
by Dan McC / July 31, 2006 5:38 AM PDT

It's also incredible because you have no credible evidence upon which to base it.


Please apologize for you asinine statement or make a damned good case supporting it.

Thank you,

Dan

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And you don't support your stupidity.
by Dan McC / August 2, 2006 3:22 AM PDT

That is wise. But you should apologize and withdraw your insults.

Thanks,

Dan

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Ed, you might get off
by Dan McC / July 31, 2006 5:34 AM PDT

your high horse and read the article that was linked to before you go too nuts.

Dan

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I did read the article.
by EdH / July 31, 2006 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Ed, you might get off

Which is why I answered as I did.

I am not the one going nuts here at all, in any way.

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Then why did you
by Dan McC / July 31, 2006 5:54 AM PDT

ask if a law was passed since none was in case described in the link? And why did you ask if I, by which you seemed to mean a private individual, was told what to call them since in the case described only government agencies, like government cafeterias, were told what terms to use. Individuals were not.

Dan

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Good grief, Dan, that was my whole point.
by EdH / July 31, 2006 6:08 AM PDT
In reply to: Then why did you

Unlike Iran, no one in the US is told what to call anything. How on earth could you have missed what I was asking? Or are you just being perverse?

The presidential decree, issued earlier this 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.

Don't you think a Presidential decree in Iran has the force of law? Are newspapers in the US told what to call a pizza or French Fries? You really think that changing teh name in three House Cafeterias is the same thing?

And you accuse ME of being on a high horse?

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You don't think that the
by Dan McC / July 31, 2006 11:02 PM PDT

cafeteria was ordered?

Of course, the actions in the two countries differ in degree. I can't imagine why you don't see the similarities.

Dan

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No I don't...
by EdH / July 31, 2006 11:22 PM PDT

It's not just a matter of degree; it is not the same thing at all.

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How is it
by Dan McC / July 31, 2006 11:57 PM PDT
In reply to: No I don't...

different? Government officials order a change in language in both cases.

Dan

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You don't see because you don't want to see....
by EdH / August 1, 2006 12:09 AM PDT
In reply to: How is it

So, no use in arguing. A Presidential decree affecting the press is a teeny bit different from a policy change in a cafeteria.

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(NT) (NT) It is a matter of degree.
by Dan McC / August 1, 2006 12:53 AM PDT
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If that makes you feel better, think of it that way
by Evie / August 1, 2006 1:23 AM PDT
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I have no idea why you find such twisted logic comforting, but you're welcome to it!

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Last time I checked
by dirtyrich / July 30, 2006 8:50 AM PDT

we don't have an established commission that limits the use of certain terms. Heck, we even believe in this "freedom of speech" thing. If you seriously think there is any similarity...well, at least it explains the rest of your posts.

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(NT) (NT) So anally retentive
by C1ay / July 30, 2006 1:20 AM PDT
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