Monday, February 7

annals of unfortunate acronyms

Here's a headline you'll find only in the foreign press:
Iran supports Philippine govt peace efforts with MILF: ambassador
It makes it sound like Iran sent an ambassador with sex appeal, but actually MILF is a rebel group in the Philippines, recently labeled a "terrorist organization." (Link)

Update: In case you're like my sister and don't know American meaning of the acronym MILF, see this entry from As a special bonus, it includes a picture of Britany Spears wearing a t-shirt reading "MILF in training." If only she wore that on tour in the Philippines...


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