Pakistan To Censor Gay Words (and Flogging the Dolphin) from Text Messages
Operators have been directed to start blocking text messages containing these words from November 21.
The list of banned words that will begin to be censored by Pakistan’s cellular companies has made a laughing stock of the lawmakers and movement to limit free speech in general.
A bizarre host of words and phrases appear scattered throughout the list, including: athlete’s foot, deposit, black out, drunk, flatulence, glazed donut, harem, Jesus Christ, hostage, murder, penthouse, Satan and “flogging the dolphin”.
So if you know what’s good for you you’ll keep your Satan deposit out of Jesus Christ’s glazed donut, lest you both catch athlete’s foot.
This law makes it seem as if nobody in Pakistan has ever met a teenager. Twenty bucks says it takes less than five minutes after the ban goes into effect for the entire country’s under 18 population to adopt an adult-proof text language. This censorship is not only offensive, but also a complete waste of time.