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Pakistan Bans 1600 Words and Phrases For Texting

timothy posted more than 2 years ago | from the when-the-stakeholders-hold-mallets-too dept.

Censorship 356

Hugh Pickens writes "In a move reminiscent of George Carlin's Seven Words You Can Never Say on TV, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has handed down a ban on about 1,600 terms and phrases it has deemed obscene and told carriers they have seven days to block the words on their networks, or face legal action. 'The filtering is not good for the system and may degrade the quality of network services — plus it would be a great inconvenience to our subscribers if their SMS was not delivered due to the wrong choice of words,' says an official at a one of the telecoms. The list includes such words and phrases as 'idiot,' 'monkey crotch,' 'athlete's foot,' 'damn,' 'deeper,' 'four twenty,' 'fornicate,' 'looser,' and 'go to hell,' among others. There are also various double entendres included in the ban such as 'beat your meat' or 'flogging the dolphin.' Mohammad Younis, a spokesman for the PTA, says the ban is 'the result of numerous meetings and consultations with stakeholders' after consumers complained of receiving offensive text messages. 'Nobody would like this happening to their young boy or girl.'"

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Looser? (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118390)

That's going to make giving instructions difficult. I hope no-one's working with an IPL over IM over there.

Re:Looser? (1)

Delarth799 (1839672) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118428)

Because its Pakistan I can't tell if they meant loser or if they were serious, it makes it even more difficult since they also seem to deem athlete's foot offensive.

Re:Looser? (-1, Redundant)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118578)

I knew a girl who liked to get off by having you rub her pussy with your big toe. But then one day she got athletes cunt, and that all stopped.

Re:Looser? (1, Funny)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118598)

Because its Pakistan I can't tell if they meant loser or if they were serious, it makes it even more difficult since they also seem to deem athlete's foot offensive.

Reminds me of some very bad porn a work colleague at a former employer I won't name showed me. Hint: Feet don't belong there, you're doing it wrong!

Re:Looser? (-1)

flyneye (84093) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118622)

Yet here in America you can go to 7-11 at 4:20 a.m. and find a Paki beating his meat due to a case of monkey crotch. The floor probably crawling with athletes foot fungus, you, too can feel welcome to flog your dolphin and dream it was damn deeper. Let the idiots go to hell. I'ts 4:20 in fornication heaven. Over there by the magazine rack and mens publications.
        Oh, yeah, gotta get an Icee while I'm here too.

Re:Looser? (2, Insightful)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118668)

flog your dolphin

At 7-11 doesn't that mean the same thing as sell tuna?

Re:Looser? (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118570)

IPL = Illustrated Parts List, for all of you software people.

Re:Looser? (2)

Z00L00K (682162) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118976)

IPL = Initial Program Loader

Weiner Schnitzel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118658)

Also rules out sending weiner schnitzel recipes, but I understand pork is in short supply in Pakistan.

Re:Weiner Schnitzel (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118762)

Erm, no! True "Wiener Schnitzel" (please not the placement of 'i' and 'e') is made from veal. In Vienna, Schnitzel made from pork may only be called "Schnitzel, Wiener (=Viennese) style" but never "Wiener Schnitzel".

monkey crotch? (1)

TheGratefulNet (143330) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118408)

well, all I can say to that is:

newsletter. immediately.

(wonders what I have been missing all these years)

Re:monkey crotch? (1, Interesting)

jo42 (227475) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118442)

Bumfuckistan!

Re:monkey crotch? (1, Funny)

Greyfox (87712) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118792)

I see Monkeycrotch.com has already been registered. I look forward to them getting their web site set up.

four twenty! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118416)

lol deeper loosers!

Re:four twenty! (3, Funny)

indeterminator (1829904) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118494)

That's how the French say 80.

Re:four twenty! (2)

Mr Z (6791) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118526)

And Abe Lincoln.

Something tells me, though, it refers to reefer in this context.

Re:four twenty! (1)

Stormwatch (703920) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118782)

Most of them. But in some regions, as well as in Switzerland, they're sensible enough to use septante/huitante/nonante instead of that vigesimal crap.

ROFL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118436)

Why is athlete's foot on this list?

Re:ROFL (1)

masternerdguy (2468142) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118776)

Maybe they think you might be able to get it from locker rooms while flogging the dolphin?

Re:ROFL (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118880)

More importantly Why did athletes foot win out over tubesteak and shitistan

Re:ROFL (0, Flamebait)

Slashdot Assistant (2336034) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118940)

It's the "Islamic Republic" of Pakistan. You expect anything sensible to come out of a country that's happy to be subservient to the arabs' plagiarized and highly retarded excuse for a religion?

Pakistan would be little more than an amusing punchline to many jokes if it weren't eye-to-eye with India, playing stupid fucking war games with a country that is seemingly doing its best to be as retarded as Pakistan. Imagine Kansas with nuclear weapons, it's as scary as that.

Oh that's sure gonna work (5, Funny)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118440)

After all we know how ppl using txt spel pfectly an don abbrev any wrds.

Re:Oh that's sure gonna work (2)

mysidia (191772) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118814)

After all we know how ppl using txt spel pfectly an don abbrev any wrds.

I'm sure they anticipated that... that's why the 1600 word/phase list is probably 1600 variants of the phrase "F**** the PTA" or "The Pakistan Telecom authority sucks"

Re:Oh that's sure gonna work (5, Insightful)

Opportunist (166417) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118884)

And as we all know from the early attempts of the MAFIAA to curtail the sharing of music by disallowing the names of certain songs to be part of a file being shared, people will invent creative ways around it. 1600 or 16000 variants, people will find some that will slip through and the info will get shared quickly.

Censorship doesn't work. People route around it.

Didn't work in China (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118448)

Pakistani users will have 1600 new euphemisms by the end of the week.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_crab_(Internet_slang) [wikipedia.org]

Re:Didn't work in China (5, Funny)

flyingsquid (813711) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118838)

Pakistani users will have 1600 new euphemisms by the end of the week.

How are we going to replace "flogging the dolphin" though?

Abusing the porpoise?

Whipping Flipper?

Chasing the white whale?

Shaking hands with Shamu?

Strangling the Baird's Beaked Whale?

Grinding the narwhal?

OK, I've done my part. But we still need to come up with another 1594 new euphemisms for masturbation by Friday.

Re:Didn't work in China (5, Funny)

tempest69 (572798) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118952)

discipline flipper

But perhaps the better euphemisms are the ones that would have normal meanings--

Shifting into third
Grabbing Some Lamb
Avoiding Traffic
Out Shopping
Hailing a Cab
In a Meeting
Discuss it over lunch
Spinach

If your mind just made up a whole bunch of messed up meanings for those euphemisms, then you might need serious help.
Though enough words as euphemisms, and nobody will be able to reliably text..

Re:Didn't work in China (1)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118934)

They are doing it the wrong way. For total security, you don't ban threats proactively, instead you whitelist only the safe stuff. E.g. woodworking terminology is safe, unless you need to polish some rods, and so is cooking, unless you need to choke a snake or two for that aphrodisiac soup.

Even the loosers win when they apply the tried and tested best security practices.

Re:Didn't work in China (1)

siddesu (698447) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118944)

you don't ban threats proactively

Or retroactively, for that matter. Knowing all security practices backwards has me making mistakes at times. Backdoors, backdoors ...

Hey now everybody chill (5, Funny)

wjcofkc (964165) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118450)

After all: It's for the children! Right?

And the irony is... (5, Funny)

wjcofkc (964165) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118546)

In my original attempt to post I wrote "It's for the children!." in all caps in order to communicate the absurdity to those on Slashdot who don't always think things through and might actually take me seriously. I received the following error: Filter error: Don't use so many caps. It's like YELLING.

Come on Slashdot, isn't that what we have moderation for?

Re:Hey now everybody chill (1)

theshowmecanuck (703852) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118650)

They are thinking of the Taliban. Mentally the same thing.

Re:Hey now everybody chill (4, Insightful)

Ethanol-fueled (1125189) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118664)

It's for the children! Right?

Not in a country where it's legal for a 60 year-old man to marry a 4 year-old girl, mate with her, then throw acid in her face and stone her to death for not wearing a burqa.

Jesus Christ (0)

cwebb1977 (650175) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118458)

Is forbidden, even without f inbetween. There's just no freedom in muslim countries.

Re:Jesus Christ (1)

SeNtM (965176) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118920)

There is no freedom in any country...only the illusion of it. In the US, our founders where aware of this and several of them were supporters of complete government dismantlement at various intervals.

The only appropriate response (2)

presidenteloco (659168) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118460)

to Pakistan government on this one is

g o t o h e l l a n d f o r n i c a t e you l o o s e r i d i o t s

Re:The only appropriate response (4, Funny)

renedox (866133) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118510)

a t h l e t e ' s f o o t

Re:The only appropriate response (1)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118582)

to Pakistan government on this one is

g o t o h e l l a n d f o r n i c a t e you l o o s e r i d i o t s

You want them to breed?

Re:The only appropriate response (5, Funny)

lennier (44736) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118848)

g o t o h e l l

You had to say it, didn't you? You had to say that one little four-letter word. You couldn't just say "call hell" or "eval hell" or "do hell while true" or even "gosub hell". No, you had to put yourself right there beyond the bounds of civilised discourse and say The Word.

Consider yourself harmful indeed, sir!

Re:The only appropriate response (0)

Llian (615902) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118898)

d o y o u k n o w h o w t o s p e l l a t a l l ? o r d i d y o u l e a r n a l l y o u r s p e l l i n g f r o m o t h e r p e o l p e s t e x t m e s s a g e s ?

Darn (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118464)

But what do they really think this is going to accomplish, other than invention of a new vocabulary?

Re:Darn (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118634)

It's actually a plot to boost telcom profits by selling more voice and data services. The new and increasingly creative(and disturbing) euphemisms will proliferate at such speed that it will soon be impossible to have even the remotest confidence that any given SMS message (even if checked for lewdness before sending) will not end up being blacklisted and dropped before delivery...

Do me a favour (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118474)

Do me is also on the lis...

Spelling like a paki. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118480)

They are banning the wrong words [urbandictionary.com] . They should instead ban "plz", "ppl", "u" (in place of "you"), etc. And not just in SMS; in e-mails too. They are amazingly bad at grammar.

Which reminds me: what if they write "mnky krotch"? Does it count as breaking the ban?

Controlling communication helps controlling people (5, Insightful)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118486)

"Don't you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?"

It will not stop Goatse (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118512)

Goatse the defender of the internet, depite getting modding down everytime it will stretch its ass once more right over the world. It will be fitting the whole 1600 words up its ass to defeat censorship once more! [htttp]

OK wow (3, Insightful)

Baloroth (2370816) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118520)

On the list: "harder". I can understand a**f****r, but "harder"? WTF? (also, they have IDIOT and ID1OT and IDOIT... but not 1D10T. Noobs.)

Also on the list: lotion and period. Scientists with dry hands are gonna have some difficulties.

Re:OK wow (1)

Hentes (2461350) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118704)

There is also 'cock fight' and 'cocktail'. I guess they just copied every word from a dictionary starting with 'cock'.

Re:OK wow (4, Funny)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118756)

It puts the ***** on its skin

Easy to get around and disrupted (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118524)

1) It's highly disruptive, with 1600 words/phrases, i'm many legitimate text will get blocked. Most likely, it's a basic block too at the network and won't inform the user

2) It will be extremely easy to get around. Doing things that are hard to analyse by computer but easy for people to read like adding random spaces, l33t speak, and other things that modify the word. Also, new slang would quickly get into use as well I'd imagine. When things get blocked, people tend to make up new words to convey their meaning.

Re:Easy to get around and disrupted (4, Informative)

mysidia (191772) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118928)

/* badpatterns[1599] = '7H3PT45UX' */
for(p=text,p2=buffer;*p;p++) { if (!isspace(*p)) *p2++ = LEETMAP(*p); }
for(i=0;i<1600;i++) {
result = pcre_exec(badpatterns[i].regex, 0, buffer, strlen(buffer), 0, 0, optvec, sizeof(optvec)/sizeof(optvec[0]));
if ( result >= 0) {
national_database[ subscriber_id ].strikes ++;
(* badpatterns[i].punitive_action) ( national_database[ subscriber_id ].strikes, &gps_position[ subscriber_id], buffer, DISPATCH_POLICE);
return MSG_BLOCKED;
}
}

What could possibly go wrong? (5, Insightful)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118530)

Has something that wasn't a terrible plan ever been implemented by people who use the phrase "consultations with stakeholders" with a straight face?

And this is one way language evolves (4, Insightful)

oakgrove (845019) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118532)

This is fucking stupid for one simple reason.

Kids and adults alike will just find new ways to say "beat your meat" "go to hell" or whatever in 3..2..1

The censors cannot possibly hope to keep up.

Re:And this is one way language evolves (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118592)

English interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.

Re:And this is one way language evolves (1)

will_die (586523) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118712)

What "flogging the dolphin" and "feed the duck" are not obscure enough?

Re:And this is one way language evolves (2)

oakgrove (845019) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118766)

Heh...much more interested in rocking the little man in the boat! [urbandictionary.com]

Woefully ineffective (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118534)

And yet "Aw yeah, shoot your hot creamy load all over my face" would get through just fine.

Re:Woefully ineffective (3, Informative)

Haedrian (1676506) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118816)

228. Creamy.

No it won't. On the other hand neither will positive comments about icecream.

FILTERS (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118540)

Pakistan FILTERS x,y,z...

Banned: Juggalo (5, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118542)

Some of the banned words are amusing for various reasons. Some have fairly obvious explicit meanings, others do not. Some examples of messages that will be banned after this goes into effect:

"I am putting a new roof on my house and the stringer length is 18 feet."
"Did you see the new wuutang clan movie on netflix?"
"When using distance measuring equipment in aircraft, it measures the slant length between the VOR and the aircraft."
"When approaching to land, you should retard the throttle abeam the intended landing point."
"I want to go land at Bremerton Airport, IACO identifier PWT."
"When running long distances, you should be careful of joint pain in your knees."
"Calculus is often considered to be a harder class than algebra."
"Juggalo fatso got jesus" * (All words in this one are banned)

Wow. This is good stuff. I often wonder what is going on in these people's heads when they come up with lists like this. They are not sane as we know it.

Why ban multiple iterations of words? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118544)

This seems kind of fishy. Why ban multiple additions to a banned word?

i.e. If "fart" is banned, then it would seem that banning "fart face" and "fart knocker" would be redundant. The "fart" in those phrases would already be banned. Somebody knowledgable enough to create this scheme would know that

What about... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118566)

Fl0991ng t43 D0lp41|\|?

I predict nothing but success for such censorship.

Not looking good (1)

wasimkadak (1960958) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118568)

This is going to seriously dent the Pakistani vocabulary!

That would block all my messages! (5, Funny)

syousef (465911) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118572)

Just last month I sent a text to my boss that read...

"Hey, monkey crotch! How's your atheletes foot? Any looser? Damn! Quit beating your meat and call idiot!"

And to my wife...

"Tired of flogging the dolphin? Let's fornicate!"

And she replied

"Go to hell!"

oh god mod up (1)

decora (1710862) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118666)

hahahaha awesome

Is this technically feasible? (5, Interesting)

B1 (86803) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118600)

I was thinking about this the other day as a technical challenge.

Assuming their SMS system handles tens of thousands of texts per second, each of which needs to be tested against this user-definable dictionary of 1600 words, is it even possible for the platform to keep up? Are there sophisticated search / pattern matching algorithms for testing a message against 1600 substrings? I can think of a very naive way to do this, but I'm sure it would not scale.

How would one implement this kind of high-speed pattern matching??

ask the people in prison in China (2)

decora (1710862) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118644)

who are there because they tweeted some small phrase or something.

Re:ask the people in prison in China (0)

ThePeices (635180) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118918)

"ask the people in prison in China, who are there because they tweeted some small phrase or something."

Yeah? Shall we take a look at your statement?
Ask the Americans in US prisons because they tweeted or texted some small phrase or something.
Things like "I am going to assassinate the president, come help me rednecks".

Hey, its just a small phrase, amiright?

Or how about asking the Europeans who are in jail because they texted or tweeted a small phrase, for example "the holocaust never happened".

Just because we may have free speech rights, doesnt mean we can say anything we like.

Re:Is this technically feasible? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118722)

Yea, you are thinking of the O(N^2) algorithm which is for every word go through and see if that word exists. There are better algorithms than this, and even still, with the speed of computers today (billions, trillions? of operations a second), you could check 20,000 160 character texts easily in a second.

Re:Is this technically feasible? (5, Informative)

Mr Z (6791) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118914)

What, you think they're going to do this on a Commodore 64?

I looked it up, and folks in the US send 80 billion SMSes per month. That works out to about 30k SMSes/sec on average across the entire United States. Now, I realize that certain times of day are more likely to have SMSes than others, so let's say, to a first order, the peak rate of SMSes is 100k/sec. Now divide that among all the cell towers, understanding that some will be busier than others.

Let's say a given cell tower has to process 100 SMSes a second, each at the full 160 character limit. That's 16kB/s. Let's say each word take 1000 cycles to test for, which should be on the high side since it assumes you can't use, say, a trie to take advantage of common word roots, or use pattern matching accelerators (which are quite common in this space [google.com] ). 16kB/s * 1000 * 1600 = 25.6Gcyc/sec. That sounds like a lot, but it isn't.

A single board in one of these cellular base stations has literally dozens of processor chips, most with multiple cores, running in the GHz range. And that's just one board. My employer sells a chip in this space which crunches away 10Gcyc/sec across all of its 8 processors, and our customers put dozens of these on each board.

On GSM networks, SMSes are control channel messages. They go via a low bandwidth side channel that is nowhere near as compute-intensive as the main voice channel. If you're provisioned to handle a certain number of phone calls, you're more than adequately provisioned to handle SMSes and the corresponding filtering, as long as you do the filtering at the base station.

Re:Is this technically feasible? (1)

Mr Z (6791) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118926)

BTW, I realize this is Pakistan that we're talking about, not the US. I just used the US numbers to get an initial order of magnitude to get in the ball park for the number of SMSes/sec a given cell tower might see, on the presumption that a cell tower in the US has a similar amount of work to do per subscriber as a cell tower in Pakistan.

Re:Is this technically feasible? (1)

khipu (2511498) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118942)

Routing those SMSes to their destinations requires much more complex pattern matching than that.

Re:Is this technically feasible? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118946)

This should be modded Funny, not Interesting. The entire country's SMS traffic could be processed with a single 5 year old desktop computer.

Re:Is this technically feasible? (1)

Alef (605149) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118950)

It would be trivially solvable using a trie [wikipedia.org] . 10000 messages is only 1,6 million characters even if every message has the maximum length. Even your typical smart phone processor could probably manage that throughput.

At least they have a public list. (5, Informative)

I'm Not There (1956) (1823304) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118608)

Here in Iran messages are censored but nobody knows for which words. It's not even consistent: when there's going to be a protest event or news the filtering increases. Normally it filters less words. People guess these words. The worst happens for advertisers and advertising companies that send bulk SMS and later find out that nothing has delivered!

Re:At least they have a public list. (1)

BluBrick (1924) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118748)

...The worst happens for advertisers and advertising companies that send bulk SMS and later find out that nothing has delivered!

If that really is the worst that happens, I applaud the Iranian government for their discovery of successful anti-spam measures. (However, I suspect that their censorship policy has worse effects than blocking advertising campaigns)

Re:At least they have a public list. (1)

fuzzyfuzzyfungus (1223518) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118758)

The worst happens for advertisers and advertising companies that send bulk SMS and later find out that nothing has delivered!

Thanks a lot, bastard, now I have to reconsider my opposition to setting up a totalitarian theocratic regime and pervasive censorship apparatus!

all i can picture (5, Funny)

decora (1710862) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118610)

is a bunch of middle aged bureaucratic dudes sitting around a table saying "What do you think about "Monkey dick".. should we ban that?"

Re:all i can picture (1)

St.Creed (853824) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118682)

Priceless :)

I'm seeing a Monthy Python sketch in the making :)

WooHoo ... (2)

ProfM (91314) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118616)

I learned a few new swear words today. On a side note, why are 1072, 1073, and 1074 redacted? Are they too obscene?

More list forensics (5, Informative)

Samantha Wright (1324923) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118620)

- "Beastiality" is banned, but not "bestiality". Coitus with animals is acceptable as long as you can spell it properly.

- A lot of superstrings seem to be banned; I guess they expect the operators to censor the longest possible match.

- I guess no one's allowed to do research on HSV in Pakistan, since "herpes" is banned.

- How long before someone turns the blocking of "lesbian" and "gay" into a human rights issue? Especially "gay pride"?

- Some of these bans are actually dangerous to public safety: "sniper", "hostage", and "stroke" are all being banned.

Re:More list forensics (1)

indeterminator (1829904) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118698)

- How long before someone turns the blocking of "lesbian" and "gay" into a human rights issue? Especially "gay pride"

In muslim countries, they have no gays.

Re:More list forensics (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118882)

In countries where 90% of women is owned by 10% of the men they have more gays than you could imagine.

Thank goodness! (2)

cheekyjohnson (1873388) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118660)

Bad words are bad because I said so. I don't like them, and so they should be banned.

Think of all the children that are being saved!

US needs a set of BALLS and Liberate Pakistan (4, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118680)

The US needs to get a set of BALLS and Liberate Pakistan.

This has gone to far, we need to bring freedom back to the world. Only way to do this is for the US to get a set of BALLS and Liberate countries like Pakistan and Canada.

Re:US needs a set of BALLS and Liberate Pakistan (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118808)

The US needs to get a set of BALLS and Liberate Pakistan.

This has gone to far, we need to bring freedom back to the world. Only way to do this is for the US to get a set of BALLS and Liberate countries like Pakistan and Canada.

How about the US growing a pair and liberate themselves first.

Re:US needs a set of BALLS and Liberate Pakistan (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118964)

Pakistan and Canada

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Re:US needs a set of BALLS and Liberate Pakistan (1)

thht (1473001) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118912)

BEEEP YEAH!

Buckfutter! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118692)

nt

Entertaining list (1)

Teun (17872) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118726)

A very entertaining and instructive list, I didn't realise my English vocabulary had so many holes :)

Weird that Jesus Christ is on the list, after Mohammed he is Islam's second most important prophet.
Difficult when you are a plumber and need to order 1/2" NPT nipples...
A Pakistani Big Bitch must be huge, she's 2x on the list :)

Now Pakistan is a country of many languages so I wonder if there are, besides this English one, comparable lists for the others?

Re:Entertaining list (1)

BluBrick (1924) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118870)

I thought that about Jesus, but then I remembered being taught that Christ is a title, not a name. Jesus is permitted in the Islamic context, but not in the Christian. So, is it weird that Jesus Christ is on the list? Meh, not really. Oppressive? Fuck, yeah!

deeper? (1)

nurb432 (527695) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118772)

Umm i suppose that means something different over there than it does in the states?

Or are they really that idiotic? ( oh wait, i guess this post will be banned too... )

Re:deeper? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118876)

i guess this post will be banned too...

Your post isn't a text message...

Missed a few.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118800)

"Pray to the sausage God..", "Oh God! Yes" "Who's your Patriarch now!" "I want to tap that assalam alaikum" "Salaam, salaam, here's the salami!" "Ahlan bitchh to you too" "Queef haluk me" "Naam! Naam! Naaaamm!" "Siteen tissaa"

look at some of the stuff they banned (1)

CreamyG31337 (1084693) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118826)

STUPID
NIGER (the country??)
KOTEX
SEX
VAGINA
TONGUE
SUCK
HOSTAGE
UTERUS
SNIPER
SNOT
SIX SIX SIX (yeah cuz someone is gonna spell out numbers?? why not ban 666 then)
SCREW
SHOWTIME
ROBBER
RETARDED
CRAP
CREAMY
DIKE
DEVIL
DRUNK
GAY
HARDER
JOINT
PEE
PERIOD
OUI
NAKED
NIG
OU812
POOP
PREMATURE
PUSSY CAT
REAR END
SLAVE
STROKE
TROJAN
TWO ON ONE
WUUTANG (???)
WHITE TRASH (is this a problem over there??)

I just learned some new words (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118830)

But the main thing I think, as I peruse this list, is Fuck Pakistan. They seriously banned the word "dome". It's probably because such structures stand up too well to suicide bombing and thus more modern architecture is necessary to better enforce the will of Allah. They also spelled incest wrong. Ope, can't say "period". Can't say "premature".. Can't say "red light".. can't say "showtime".. they misspelled "wasted".. and you can't say "Got Jesus"... just how many Germans do they have over there? All in all, pakistani texting is now useless. The impending surge in encryption will give plausible deniability to terrorists the nation over, so the next time there's unrest, the government will collapse.

Re:I just learned some new words (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118896)

Furthermore, Pakistan is a nuclear power, predominantly Shiite. Iran is soon to be a nuclear power, and it's Sunni. India is 80% Hindu. If you knew a nation right next to you possessing a large nuclear arsenal and a bunch of pissed off crazies of a different religion than you just collapsed into anarchy, I think you'd have your nukes aimed and ready. Can you imagine if, in that situation, so much as one nuclear warhead was launched from Pakistan to anywhere else? It would be raining the bones of Pakistani children across the entire 30 degree N latitude range around the world for a week.

encryption (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 2 years ago | (#38118840)

Just another example why any communication system that does not provide end-to-end encryption sucks.
Any new communication standard deployed should include user controlled end-to-end encryption by default. Any party (politcal or otherwise) opposed to this are simply fascists. Yes, I mean nazi's. f*ck godwin.

I applaud Pakistan (5, Insightful)

Jeremi (14640) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118860)

... for doing everything they can to ensure that the range of Pakistani euphemisms and double-entendres expands to ever newer and more creative territory. Let a thousand flowers bloom!

Curiouser and curiouser (2)

banda (206438) | more than 2 years ago | (#38118958)

I too would like to pretend that the XFL never existed, but ban people from texting "HEHATEME"? Is Rod Smart THAT controversial in Pakistan?

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