Baking a cookie in Iran

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The Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani has a routine about the stereotypical views of Iranians as fanatics often presented in the Western media:

Every time they show us on TV they always show the crazy guy burning the flag going ‘Death to America!’ Just once I wish they would show us, I don’t know, baking a cookie. Just once I want them to go to Mohammed in Iran and show some guy who goes ‘Hello, I’m Mohammed and I’m just baking a cookie. Back to you Bob’.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationLanguage on the move
PublisherLanguage on the move
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jan 2011

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  • 200401 applied linguistics and educational linguistics
  • 200405 language in culture and society (sociolinguistics)

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