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Popcorn in Persian. The chos of a fíl.

Mona Kiani


So I was making popcorn with my son today and I kept using the English word Popcorn to refer to it. Then I remembered what it was in Persian!

Hilariously it also corresponds with two other Persian words that have no relevance to the edible snack. 


Chos = Fart

Fíl = Elephant



 Hmmmmm chasbíd xxx

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  • Atossa on

    Hi. Just today I learned that chosefil is a mis-pronunciation of Chesterfield (an old popcorn brand for “zorrate boo dadeh”), much like using Kleenex for tissues.

  • Pam Tehrani on

    Looks like a wonderful resource and website!

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