BLACK SABBATH Drummer Comments On Iran Changing Western Words

BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has posted the following message on his official web site:

"So the news today has reported that Iran is replacing Western names with alternative names. Words like 'pizza' are not to be used. 'Elastic bread' — much more hip.

"In a bigger picture, if this is the beginning of a new Iranian trend/principle to separate itself from Western ideas, culture and words, then perhaps Iran being so offended by the West wouldn't mind separating itself from the following also: the light bulb, cars, aircraft, TV, radio, the computer, Western technology, Western medicine, Coke and Pepsi, the refrigerator, Levi's, CD players, DVDs, CDs, the Internet, missile technology, the microphone (for speeches), the amplifier and sound system, the bulldozer, cement, the gun, the machine gun, canned food, film (movies), and electricity. Or is it just the words that offend.

"This letter is in no way intended to be a sarcasm or criticism towards the Iranian people as a whole. It is realized that, in all countries, there are healthy and sick individuals throughout."


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