The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Pakistan" has 6 entries

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Adverb.
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Definition

Heard this confident declaration from a taxi driver this morning. He was giving me the location of a certain office that I needed to visit in a 43 storey tower.

Dayymn! Didnt have the presence of mind to ask him if he'd categorise a rose as a 'floor'!!

Usage

Me: Where is 'BlahBlah & Cumpny' located, bhayya?
Him: *pointing* On the second flower of this building madam.
Me: I will give address, will you send me one rose-floor for Valentine's?
Him: *blushing* Hawwww!!!
Added 2012-05-29 by poori

Root

Pashto

Region

Pakistan

Related Terms

Searocks
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Noun. November 30, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

Much to everyone's bemusement, the Pakistan Telecommunications Authority (PTA) banned a series of words from being in SMS text messages. The ban wasn't taken very seriously, and a Twitter campaign with #PTABannedList raged on the Internet.

Oddly enough, the words chosen are somewhat bizarre. A few include "athlete's foot" (which is unappetizing, certainly, but obscene?), "monkey crotch", "man paste" (which gets dubious, undoubtedly) and "mastabate" (spelling mistake intentional). Some of the choices have mystified people. For instance, why is "head lights" banned?

The software to implement the ban would likely jam networks, so carrying out the ban is probably infeasible. But we at Samosapedia feel that the list in question gives us rich soil to till, since it is culled from Urdu and English. An unofficial list of words circulates here, and we encourage all cultural cartographers to give us entries.

Unofficial List!

We leave you with our favorite Tweet on the matter:

""The #PTABannedList is what Charles Dickens would have wrote if he lived in Federal-B-Area right now,"

Usage

At the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority offices, somewhere in Islamabad:

PTA Official One: Arrey yaar, I am thinking of foul words to ban on SMS to keep the bosses happy.
PTA Official Two: Good idea! Think of the most foul things you can, and ban it off. By the way, what's that smell?
PTA Official One: It's my athlete's foot, alas. It won't heal.
PTA Official Two: Add it to the list! It's pretty foul.

Added 2011-11-21 by mainmacha

Root

Multiple

Region

Pakistan

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

head lights, Headlights

Easy feel karna

\eazee feel karna\
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Adverb.
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Definition

Made to feel redundant or unimportant.

Usage

Mein uss ko barray shauq say wisit karnay gay, yaar uss nay tho mujhay eazee feel karra dya! (I eagerly went to visit him, but made me feel unimportant!)
Added 2011-08-19 by Chutney Mary

Root

English

Region

Pakistan

bowl

\bowwel\
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Noun.
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Definition

Normally referred to a deep cup or dish.

Usage

Ice cream shop waiter to client: "Sir aap aas cream cone mein pasandh karein gay ya bowwel mein? (Sir will you prefer your ice cream in a cone or a bowl??!!)
Added 2011-08-19 by Chutney Mary

Root

English

Region

Pakistan

Categories

Food and Drink
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bowl

\bow-wel\
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Noun.
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Definition

Ordinarily known as a deep dish/large cup, however in Pakistan this seemingly innocent English word has morphed into "bow-wel", creating confusion and often embarassment.

Usage

Ice-cream shop waiter to client: Sir aap Ass cream cone mein pasandh karein gay ya bowwel mein? (Sir will you prefer your ice cream in a cone or a bowl????!!!!)
Added 2011-08-19 by Chutney Mary

Root

English

Region

Pakistan

Categories

Food and Drink
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Noun.
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Definition

Shenanigans, useless acts. Literally means Topi (tip of the penis) and Drama (movie) i.e. porn flick.

Usage

Tumko nahin patta yeh politicians aisay hee Topi Dramay kartay rehtay hain
Added 2011-08-18 by FK

Root

Urdu

Region

Pakistan

Related Terms

Bluefilm