Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Let’s go "Iranian" on him!!
The word "Iran" has become a "verb" in a New York City high school!
Today I received this email. I do not know who the teacher or the sender is! But I found it interesting.
"I teach at a NYC high school, and recently one student stood up to our very intimidating principal, (something that almost never happens). When he did not get permission for what he intended another student said “Let’s go Iranian on him.” By that he meant organize a protest. And so now they “IRAN” means anything they want to change. So it has become a verb now and to “Iran” the situation is to stand up to authority, well at least here in this corner of the universe. And it is a huge bonus for me because I cannot usually get them to even pay attention to another part of the world.
Point being, even these students who get very small amounts of news equate “Iranian” with bravery and I completely agree, and wish I had that kind of intestinal fortitude.
You have our greatest admiration and respect!"