Tuesday, June 24, 2003

FU Iraq

US picks wrong name for planned Iraqi armed forces

US authorities in Iraq have been forced to change the name of the planned Iraqi armed forces, after learning that the original title they came up with created an unfortunate acronym in Arabic. The planned force was originally entitled the New Iraqi Corps, whose initials in Arabic produce a colorful synonym for fornication. "Therefore we had to come up with another word," an official said. The new force is to be known as the New Iraqi Army.


From the Bangkok Post, via Dsduryea at Salon Table Talk

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