December 31, 2004
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
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