The Pakistan's Telecommunications Authority has issued a list of 1,700 words it considers "offensive and obscene," and has demanded that mobile providers begin filtering them from text messages as of Monday. The list, which contains hundreds of familiar swear words as well as some truly puzzling choices, is meant to curb SMS spamming, according the PTA, which it defines as "the transmission of harmful, fraudulent, misleading, illegal or unsolicited messages in bulk to any person without express permission of the recipient."
Here are some of the words:
Flogging the dolphin
Go to hell
We encourage you to use as many as you can in a text message, and send it to someone you love. The Unabridged Pakistani Dictionary of Offensive Texting Terminology is here. [Hindustani Times, Photo via Shutterstock]