Slang dictionary a hit at Tehran Book Fair

A dictionary of vulgar street slang is this year’s hot title at the Tehran book fair. It’s so hot, in fact, that it’s already sold out. Reuters reports:

Much of the slang is the vernacular of “Javads,” a wayward breed of young men who drive around Tehran, trying to lure girls into their cars.

Unsurprisingly, many of their racy, often chauvinistic expressions derive from their beloved automobiles.

A “zero kilometer,” a reference to a car with no mileage on the clock, is a virgin. “Been in an accident” refers to a girl who has become pregnant.

Girls’ backsides, a favorite talking point of hot-blooded Javads, are “hubcaps.”

Link courtesy of The Fold Drop, where the proprietress points out that “Iranian women are prevented from getting their hands on a banned American book accounting for the above: All Men Are Jerks Until Proven Otherwise.”


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