This is the text of an e-mail sent to me by an Iranian expatriate friend. I know it is probablyjust one of those hoax e-mails but I do love the sentiments
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" anything they want to change. So it has become an 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
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.
Well there you have it!