Israel, which recently threatened to ban for ten years any foreign journalist joining the Gaza flotilla, has announced that it also plans to ban the following words and phrases for ten years: Audacity, Hope, liberation, Tahrir, Nakba, Naksa, Al Quds, Occupation, BDS, boycott, divestment, sanctions, targeted assassination. It is also considering a ten year ban on any living organisms found on the Flotilla ships including various bacteria, rodents, barnacles, etc.
Greece is considering following suit. It may ban the following words: bailout, bankruptcy, Merkel, complicity, collaborator, stooge, deadbeat, austerity, courage, bravery, spine. If you have any suggestions for “dangerous” words for either country, please add them in the thread.
Prime Minister Papandreou has announced plans to place a bust of Bibi Netanyahu in the new Parthenon museum. Bibi, in turn, is planning to drink a bottle of choice Greek retsina (if there is such a thing) until he can’t tell the difference (ad lo yada)* between the names Papandreou and Obama.
* A Purim custom of drinking until one can’t tell the difference between the names Mordechai and Haman.