anders wrote:frank wrote:I'll try not to forget to ask her tomorrow about the pizza [...] A few months ago, Danish pastry and buttercookies, immensely popular in Tehran, got a new name, after the Danish cartoon situation. [...]
Pizze: "elastic loaves"
Danishes: "roses of Mohammad" (gul-e-muhammadi)
Those and more, including a link to a thorough discussion on Persian/Farsi here.
http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/language ... 03398.html
Since I live in Canada I can sort of understand the motivations of people who want to preserve their culture by eliminating foreign words... but does it ever really work?