Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Off-Topic > Off-Topic > International affairs/politics  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21.11.2011, 12:46
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has apparently come up with a list of words and phrases that it deems offensive, and told carriers to block SMS messages containing any of these words. Brilliantly though, the list has been compiled by somebody with a brilliant sense of humour.

Amongst some of the banned phrases is the phrase "flogging your dolphin", which I have never even heard of, and also "monkey crotch", which I have also never heard of, but have now decided to incorporate into my daily vocabulary as often as possible.

BBC

Pakistan Today

PCMag URL

Times of India URL
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 21.11.2011, 12:51
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Zurich
Posts: 8,569
Groaned at 304 Times in 231 Posts
Thanked 19,643 Times in 6,844 Posts
k_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond reputek_and_e has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Amazing though that there are still people that don't understand the double meaning of "head lights"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 21.11.2011, 12:54
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy Wellies
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 8,717
Groaned at 53 Times in 47 Posts
Thanked 9,886 Times in 3,634 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Have they banned "no ball"?
Reply With Quote
The following 5 users would like to thank mirfield for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 21.11.2011, 12:59
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy Wellies
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 8,717
Groaned at 53 Times in 47 Posts
Thanked 9,886 Times in 3,634 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

"Meanwhile the Sulidae Society of Lahore have been forced to halt their SMS alerts to members."
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 21.11.2011, 13:18
eye eye is offline
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: zoorich
Posts: 24
Groaned at 3 Times in 1 Post
Thanked 15 Times in 9 Posts
eye has no particular reputation at present
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

HAAA!

"Wuutang (a presumed reference to American rap group the Wu-Tang Clan)"

Might as well just ban every artist's name, really.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 21.11.2011, 13:20
Ouchboy's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Baden
Posts: 3,318
Groaned at 55 Times in 45 Posts
Thanked 5,620 Times in 2,140 Posts
Ouchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

seems rather pointless with txt speak and 133tspeak and all...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 21.11.2011, 13:25
psp psp is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Adliswil
Posts: 69
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 25 Posts
psp is considered knowledgeablepsp is considered knowledgeablepsp is considered knowledgeable
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has apparently come up with a list of words and phrases that it deems offensive, and told carriers to block SMS messages containing any of these words. Brilliantly though, the list has been compiled by somebody with a brilliant sense of humour.

Amongst some of the banned phrases is the phrase "flogging your dolphin", which I have never even heard of, and also "monkey crotch", which I have also never heard of, but have now decided to incorporate into my daily vocabulary as often as possible.

BBC

Pakistan Today

PCMag URL

Times of India URL
1600+ words only.. and Jesus Christ is one of them..

Jeez pretty weak vocab that...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 21.11.2011, 14:10
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Bet they haven't banned "clown's pocket" or "wizard's sleeve"
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 21.11.2011, 14:11
PaddyG's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Pensier, Fribourg
Posts: 9,243
Groaned at 118 Times in 102 Posts
Thanked 16,857 Times in 5,912 Posts
PaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond reputePaddyG has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
1600+ words only.. and Jesus Christ is one of them..
Actually, it's 2 of them.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank PaddyG for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 21.11.2011, 14:23
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 11,357
Groaned at 522 Times in 441 Posts
Thanked 20,357 Times in 10,716 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
1600+ words only.. and Jesus Christ is one of them..

Jeez pretty weak vocab that...
Jesus Christ? Banning the prophet who is mentioned many times by name in the Koran? Whoever will they ban next?
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 21.11.2011, 14:45
Ouchboy's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Baden
Posts: 3,318
Groaned at 55 Times in 45 Posts
Thanked 5,620 Times in 2,140 Posts
Ouchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond reputeOuchboy has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
Jesus Christ? Banning the prophet who is mentioned many times by name in the Koran? Whoever will they ban next?
funny story: the FCC bans the use of "Jesus Christ" as an expletive.

there is a workaround to that:
"Yeah. Yeah.
You can't say Jesus Christ as an
expletive, but if you say it, and you
widen to him, you know, in bed with
a hooker and then it's fine.” - Seth Macfarlane, family Guy creator
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 21.11.2011, 14:50
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 4,023
Groaned at 180 Times in 123 Posts
Thanked 11,560 Times in 3,148 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

You are all monkey crotches. With nits.

Bite me....
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Assassin for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 22.11.2011, 16:18
Pat's ex's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 217
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 170 Times in 75 Posts
Pat's ex is considered knowledgeablePat's ex is considered knowledgeablePat's ex is considered knowledgeable
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post

Amongst some of the banned phrases is the phrase "flogging your dolphin", which I have never even heard of, and also "monkey crotch", which I have also never heard of, but have now decided to incorporate into my daily vocabulary as often as possible.
Off topicish

I once implemented a software package that was used for blocking non work related websites and which also included sites with inappropriate language.

Reading the software's in-built dicktionary(sic) was probably the funniest day spent in that shite job.
I now count "blue viened nose flute" as one of the best descriptions I've ever heard
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 22.11.2011, 16:59
marton's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 11,357
Groaned at 522 Times in 441 Posts
Thanked 20,357 Times in 10,716 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
Off topicish

I once implemented a software package that was used for blocking non work related websites and which also included sites with inappropriate language.

Reading the software's in-built dicktionary(sic) was probably the funniest day spent in that shite job.
I now count "blue viened nose flute" as one of the best descriptions I've ever heard
Office in Scunthorpe?
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank marton for this useful post:
  #15  
Old 22.11.2011, 17:13
The_Love_Doctor's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zugerberg, Zug
Posts: 3,266
Groaned at 72 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 3,715 Times in 1,747 Posts
The_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
Amazing though that there are still people that don't understand the double meaning of "head lights"
I'm one of them...

Had to look that one up... Apparently headlights mean breasts
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 22.11.2011, 17:14
Pat's ex's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Zurich
Posts: 217
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 170 Times in 75 Posts
Pat's ex is considered knowledgeablePat's ex is considered knowledgeablePat's ex is considered knowledgeable
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
I'm one of them...

Had to look that one up... Apparently headlights mean breasts
Tsk. Call yourself The Love Doctor....?
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Pat's ex for this useful post:
  #17  
Old 22.11.2011, 17:26
The_Love_Doctor's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zugerberg, Zug
Posts: 3,266
Groaned at 72 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 3,715 Times in 1,747 Posts
The_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
Tsk. Call yourself The Love Doctor....?
Headlights are clearly not my area of interest
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 22.11.2011, 17:29
Assassin's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Chasing clouds
Posts: 4,023
Groaned at 180 Times in 123 Posts
Thanked 11,560 Times in 3,148 Posts
Assassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond reputeAssassin has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
Headlights are clearly not my area of interest
A rear fog light dude then...?
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Assassin for this useful post:
  #19  
Old 22.11.2011, 17:35
mirfield's Avatar
Moddy Wellies
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: North Yorkshire
Posts: 8,717
Groaned at 53 Times in 47 Posts
Thanked 9,886 Times in 3,634 Posts
mirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond reputemirfield has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
A rear fog light dude then...?
Cleaner than my version...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank mirfield for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 22.11.2011, 17:36
The_Love_Doctor's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Zugerberg, Zug
Posts: 3,266
Groaned at 72 Times in 58 Posts
Thanked 3,715 Times in 1,747 Posts
The_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond reputeThe_Love_Doctor has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Pakistan bans 1600 words/phrases for SMS messages from today

Quote:
View Post
A rear fog light dude then...?
No comment

Junk in the trunk

Or better even the Badonkadonk!
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Not Getting SMS from the States ChiChiNATOR TV/internet/telephone 4 04.04.2011 00:45
[Not delivered] messages from Swisscom?? Uncle GroOve TV/internet/telephone 0 04.02.2010 18:33
SMS from 92312 dod Daily life 8 20.01.2010 12:02
What to do against non solicited text messages/SMS received via Swisscom zürihegel TV/internet/telephone 1 09.12.2009 20:58
My significant other [moving from Pakistan - Visa Question] honey_bunny Permits/visas/government 10 27.11.2008 15:11


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 08:04.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0