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December 31, 2004

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Harf-e moft

What is the origin of the expression "harf-e moft"?

When the telegraph service was first introduced in Iran in the Qajar era, skepticism about the amazing new technology was widespread. For a short period people were allowed to send free messages to test the service. At the end of the promotion, signs went up that "az emrooz beh ba'd harf-e moft qabool nemeeshavad" (as of today free words will not be accepted). Today "harf-e moft" means something like "talking nonsense" >>> See

Winner: Parham. Sadf Afarin!

The person who wins the most number of daily quizes in a month will be awarded a book valued at up to $50 from Mage Publishers and their name will be enshrined in the Column of Champions! The award for second place will be "Avaaz-e Khaateraat", Shahrokh Golestan's interview with the late Delkash, including memorable songs from 50 years ago up to her recent concert in London. This cassette tape produced by the BBC Persian Service, has been donated by Reza Moini, most kindly.

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