spook of the ozarks

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Saturday, July 29, 2006

Two of a kind

Sounds familiar:

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- 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.

When a tsunami killed a bunch of Indonesians several years ago, Griffin Smith, jr, executive editor of the Demo-zette, banished the foreign word in favor of "tidal wave," even though they're not the same thing.


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