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.
I had to check the URL to be sure this wasn't from the Onion. But no, truth is stranger than fiction; this is a real story. So I guess the question is: does Ahmadinejad have reason to be concerned? Could we hijack Persian culture with Michael Jordan jerseys and modern slang? It's worth a try. Why bother with air strikes when we can undermine Iran's nuclear ambitions with "bootylicious," "metrosexual," and "wifi"?