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(Mother Nature Network)   Today Iran is outraged because: A) Of a proposed international economic boycott? B) Of a proposed UN weapons inspection? C) Google left the Persian Gulf nameless?   (mnn.com ) divider line 70
    More: Silly, Iran, international economics, Persian Gulf, Google, gulf, Arabian  
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2012-05-07 11:22:34 AM  
What are they getting so riled about? Everyone knows that the Persian Gulf was named after Perseus
 
2012-05-07 12:04:48 PM  
"Google fabricating lies... will not have any outcome but for its users to lose trust in the data the company provides," a deputy in Culture and Islamic Guidance Ministry, Bahman Dorri, told the official IRNA news agency

Must be a slow news day in Iran.
 
2012-05-07 12:05:45 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: What are they getting so riled about? Everyone knows that the Persian Gulf was named after Perseus


No.The correct name is the Parisian Gulf. The name has been corrupted from its original French origin.
 
2012-05-07 12:12:45 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
A cat.
 
2012-05-07 12:29:38 PM  
Wait until they see the new name for Iran

/Ground Zero
 
2012-05-07 01:18:30 PM  
Should have put Here There Be Dragons.
 
2012-05-07 01:19:17 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wait until they see the new name for Iran

/Ground Zero


I can't wait to Google: Iran getting nuked
 
2012-05-07 01:19:31 PM  
Politics and dumbasshattery aside I personally like the name of The Persian Gulf better than The Arabian Gulf.
 
2012-05-07 01:19:37 PM  
In related news, this kid is pissed because Google didn't label the Gulf of Tonkin:

www.smileypeyton.com
 
2012-05-07 01:20:31 PM  
i160.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-07 01:21:39 PM  
They are outraged because they are attention whores.
 
2012-05-07 01:22:29 PM  
I support nuking Iran.
 
2012-05-07 01:22:38 PM  
They self-identify with the ancient Persian Empire don't they?

/facepalm
 
2012-05-07 01:22:45 PM  

vudukungfu: They are outraged because they are attention whores.


thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2012-05-07 01:23:44 PM  
Outraged? How can one group of people be "outraged" all of the farking time? Wouldn't you get tired after awhile? How about "mildly annoyed?" "Slighted," maybe?
 
2012-05-07 01:23:45 PM  

SuperNinjaToad: Politics and dumbasshattery aside I personally like the name of The Persian Gulf better than The Arabian Gulf.


What an Arabian Gulf might look like:

www.ohiobarns.com
 
2012-05-07 01:24:02 PM  

vudukungfu: They are outraged because they are attention whores need someone to distract their citizens on how badly they're being screwed.


FTFY

/Bread and circuses
//Except not so much with the bread
///But one day they will have nuclear-powered bread machines!
 
2012-05-07 01:24:31 PM  

Trentor: I support nuking Iran.


I support kicking you out the gene pool.
 
2012-05-07 01:28:40 PM  
Here again, folks, we have a reminder that while Iran has an existential beef with "the Great Satan" United Sates, they plain-old hate the motherf*ck out of the Arabs across the border and across the water. The way these folks (the politicians complaining, that is), it is a matter of calling it "Iran's Gulf" or "Saudi Arabia's Gulf," so they have a constant pissing match over it. Iranians are Persians; they do not have much of a cultural heritage to share with the Arabs. Their women are way hotter, from what I've seen, too.

It seemed like the US called it the Persian Gulf until we started bombing the sh*t out of Iraq and we were really leaning on the Saudis, thus we started to use their name for it. "NAG" and "SAG" are a lot easier to acronym-speak than "NPG" and "SPG," for what it is worth.
 
2012-05-07 01:29:09 PM  
The Islamic Sea of Justice and Freedom, you mean?
 
2012-05-07 01:29:16 PM  
Arab Golf?

www.carsart.com
 
2012-05-07 01:31:33 PM  
Google should have a contest to name this body of water on their maps.

The winner should be whatever name would most engage Iran.
 
WGJ [TotalFark]
2012-05-07 01:32:28 PM  
Wait until they get mad enough to stomp their feet.
 
2012-05-07 01:32:54 PM  
I don't see the problem. Iran could have just 'shopped it in. They know how to use Photoshop, right?
 
2012-05-07 01:33:56 PM  
This has been going back and forth the past few years. The Arabs have been pushing it since the 70's to assert dominance and some in Washington have been pushing it to piss off Iran.
 
2012-05-07 01:34:06 PM  

AFKobel: Google should have a contest to name this body of water on their maps.

The winner should be whatever name would most engage Iran.


The Gulf of Jews Are Awesome!
 
2012-05-07 01:36:25 PM  
Sailor friend tells me it's the same on the other side - call it "Persian" trying to dock on the Arab side and your radio suddenly is full of "colorful" English words.
 
2012-05-07 01:37:02 PM  
Israel Gulf sounds good
 
2012-05-07 01:37:51 PM  

Phadeguy: AFKobel: Google should have a contest to name this body of water on their maps.

The winner should be whatever name would most engage Iran.

The Gulf of Jews Are Awesome!


The Dire Strait.
 
2012-05-07 01:41:24 PM  

AFKobel: The winner should be whatever name would most engage Iran.


Not sure if intentional.

Posh Naranek: Sailor friend tells me it's the same on the other side - call it "Persian" trying to dock on the Arab side and your radio suddenly is full of "colorful" English words.


What mature people.
 
2012-05-07 01:45:42 PM  
The Gulf of the Great Satan!



/we've paid enough for the naming rights.
 
2012-05-07 01:46:31 PM  
Mississippi has the same problem, with a different gulf:
Gulf of America: Mississippi Bill Would Rename Gulf

/or Sea of Japan vs. East Sea of Korea
 
2012-05-07 01:47:18 PM  
For what it's worth, Google Maps also does not label the Sea of Japan, which both Koreas insist should be called the East Sea.
 
2012-05-07 01:52:24 PM  
The Gulf of Exploding Dopes.
 
2012-05-07 01:54:47 PM  
eastern sea devils?

wakko?

// got no dog in this here fight flame on folks
 
R3
2012-05-07 01:55:12 PM  
Didn't Iran recently say that they are about to start their own, Iran-only internet?
(well, I guess IntraNet would be more appropriate)

So why would they care about what the "outside" search engine is doing and/or reporting?
 
2012-05-07 01:56:16 PM  
(1) get an NFL team.
(2) call it The Persian Gulf Sharks or something like that, as long as it has Persian Gulf in the name.
(3) wait.
 
2012-05-07 01:57:16 PM  
The Iranian News service was very helpful, and supplied this image from their archives.

skrame.com
 
2012-05-07 01:57:31 PM  
"The enemies cannot hide facts and evidence about the Persian Gulf," Dorri said. "Documents in the UN and the UNESCO show the name of this body of water has always been 'Persian Gulf' since a long time ago."

That's some mighty fine english there, Lou.

BUT IT'S BEEN THIS WAY SINCE...UM...A LONG TIME AGO
 
2012-05-07 01:59:22 PM  
Google was told that the only winning move is not to play. That was a lie.
 
R3
2012-05-07 02:02:10 PM  

LadyBelgara: "The enemies cannot hide facts and evidence about the Persian Gulf," Dorri said. "Documents in the UN and the UNESCO show the name of this body of water has always been 'Persian Gulf' since a long time ago."

That's some mighty fine english there, Lou.

BUT IT'S BEEN THIS WAY SINCE...UM...A LONG TIME AGO


Dorri?

www.vampirerave.com

(hot like Ellen DeGeneres in Speedos)
 
2012-05-07 02:05:13 PM  
Miniature Gulf.
Put-Put Gulf
Fabulous Gulf
Gulf of Freddy Mercury
Amenezhad is a Transvestite Gulf
Ayatollah Cola Gulf
Muhammad was a guitar hero Gulf
Googley Ooogley Gulf
Boy, can Arnold Palmer Gulf!
 
2012-05-07 02:05:59 PM  
Do we know they did this on purpose? Google Maps is pretty bad with bodies of water in general for some reason.
 
2012-05-07 02:12:04 PM  

Foundling: Ayatollah Cola of Rock 'n Roll-a Gulf


FIFY
 
2012-05-07 02:26:44 PM  

vudukungfu: They are outraged because they are attention whores.


AtikuX: Mississippi has the same problem, with a different gulf:


RminusQ: For what it's worth, Google Maps also does not label the Sea of Japan, which both Koreas insist should be called the East Sea.



FFS, humanity. Is it time to start numbering international bodies of water?
 
2012-05-07 02:29:43 PM  

AtikuX: Mississippi has the same problem, with a different gulf:
Gulf of America: Mississippi Bill Would Rename Gulf



Uh...

But that may be a tall order. There is a Republican majority in all branches of government in Mississippi and Holland does not agree with Republican viewpoints on immigration.

"They are trying to really discriminate against immigrants, which offends me severely," Holland told ABC News.com. "I just thought if we're gonna get into it, we might as well all get into it, it's purely tongue and cheek."

Holland said the bill, meant to mock other bills drilling down on immigration, is getting a lot of attention, which was the point in the first place. He does not expect it to go anywhere.
 
2012-05-07 02:35:25 PM  
They've been going on about this for a long time. They should just hyphenate the name, and then spend the next ten years arguing about whether it's Persian-Arabian or Arabian-Persian.
 
2012-05-07 02:40:39 PM  
How about "The Body of Water Where They Should Dump All the Iranians"......
 
2012-05-07 02:42:09 PM  

Satanic_Hamster: This has been going back and forth the past few years. The Arabs have been pushing it since the 70's to assert dominance and some in Washington have been pushing it to piss off Iran.


Posh Naranek: Sailor friend tells me it's the same on the other side - call it "Persian" trying to dock on the Arab side and your radio suddenly is full of "colorful" English words.


Iran isn't really being any more derpy about this than a lot of other countries are. There are many other examples of places whose names are in dispute - Wikipedia has a list of them. Are those islands the UK and Argentina went to war over the Malvinas or the Falkland Islands? Is the country Burma or Myanmar? Is that body of water between Korean and Japan the Sea of Japan? Not if you're Korean it isn't!

There's also some controversy over using "America" to mean the USA and "American" to mean "of or from the United States." South Americans, in particular, get annoyed by it. And I seem to recall some controversy over the little map feature for time zones that Windows used to have. Remember how you used to be able to choose your time zone by clicking on a map? It's gone because some country complained about the map.

It's petty, sure. But Iran isn't really being much more petty than anyone else.
 
2012-05-07 02:43:11 PM  
Well after the Germans bomb Iran back into the Stone Age, everyone will just call it The... Gulf.
 
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