The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority has banned 1,600 words it deems to be obscene.

(The words and phrases banned include 1,109 English words and another 568 in Pakistan’s national Urdu language, which in itself is interesting – do Pakistani people prefer swearing in English? (I know they do in Wales.) Now, I realise that there is a ban list on the forum, but it’s limited to indecent language, and there certainly aren’t 1,600 words on the list! In addition my list doesn’t include everyday words like “idiot” (try imbecile) or “barf” (try throw up – I’d like to see them ban throw and up).)

Here’s a list of the banned words – Parental Advisory.