26 January 2009

But not Isratine, please!

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (an all these other names he has collected - Qaddafi, Quadaffi, Qazafi etc.) is at his peak as a stand-up comedian. Second to none, although Mahmoud the Mad is breathing at his... well, there are things one couldn't bear thinking about, so let's go back to the Libyan leader.

In a speech outlining his views on how to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Gaddafi called for the creation of one state rather than two nations living side by side. "We can call it Isratine," he said.
Well, there is a catch, dear Mr. Gad... Quad... Qaz... what the heck, dear Muammar: that name doesn't roll of one's tongue easily. Definitely no zing to it. How would we be able to sell "Isratine humus" or "Isratine falafel" - it's a disaster in the making, this is what it is, as any sane marketeer will tell you for free.

So, keeping in mind the noble goal of the peaceful solution, I hereby declare a contest for the best name to that Mr Muammar's vision. To start with, a few hastily thrown together ideas:
  1. Parsliel
  2. Parlesine
  3. Israpine
  4. Ispaline
  5. Pissrael
OK please send in your ideas in the comments to this post, the winner will be a) published here and b) get a no-contest seat in the new entity's parliament - no primaries or any such shit!