Last week, the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority made itself the butt of many jokes when it decided to ban its citizens from texting over 1,600 "offensive words." The Guardian reports that in a letter from the PTA to the nation's mobile phone companies, the PTA told the companies that they had obligations under their licenses to prevent "obnoxious communication." The PTA attached a list of 1,109 words and phrases in English to be banned and 586 in the national language, Urdu. Publications like The Guardian marveled at the "creativity and dedication" that local Pakistani officials showed in coming up with the 1,109 dirty words and phrases in English: After serious deliberation and consultation, officials from the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) have come up with more than 50 phrases using the word "f*ck" and 17 involving "butt". The list includes several apparently innocuous words and phrases, including "flatulence", "deposit" and "fondle". Others would likely only make sense to frustrated teenagers. Among the more printable terms are "strap-on", "beat your meat", "crotch rot", "love pistol", "pocket pool" and "quickie". But other people who reviewed the list -- NFL football fans, in particular -- were more confused than impressed with the Pakistanis' "creativity." Why...

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