^this hamster and his cute text message would be banned in Pakistan!
Yea, that's write! The government of Pakistan has apparently generated a list of 1,500 words deemed "offensive" and these words appearing on their list, will be words which cannot be texted. This action is supposed to help lower or eliminate the amount of text spam sent on cell phones in the country, but some of the words the government is banning are rather innocuous, such as one word in the header of this blog entry. You get a bonus point if you can guess which word in the title is offensive!
Now I'm a pretty traditional person, and thought I was rather tame in my use of colorful metaphors and various quips, but this is ridiculous.
If you want to learn more, the BBC news has a great piece on this.
BBC News-Pakistan Bans 1,500 Words
Here's a list of some of the banned words:
- athlete's foot
But my favorite banned word(s) from the list? My absolute wild and crazy favorite?