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Bathroom Humor from Pakistan: Sabb Kar Do

Posted on January 17, 2009
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Humor, Photo of the Day
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There were a number of reasons that made me think before putting this picture up. Not least of which is that we try to stay away from bathroom humor here at ATP. However, I have been laughing so hard since I first saw this photograph at Adnan Siddiqi’s blog that I just had to share it with our readers.



For those who may not imediately catch on or cannot read Urdu, painted on the wall is an advertisement for the tlecommunication company Zong, with their new slogan, “Sabb Kar Do” (meaning “Do Everything”). Also, written in Urdu below that is “0.75 rupees per minute.”

Why is this hillarious, you ask?

Because, the wall it is painted on is that of a public “latrine” or bathroom. You can see the blue signpost on the right of the picture pointing you to the latrine, and also the washbasin and towel hanging over the “G” of Zong. You can also see the jhaRRoo on the ground (can someone please help me with a good English word for jhaRRoo; no, not, broom).

In his original post, Adnan Siddiqi felt that the Rs. 0.75 per minute was the funniest part. I think that given the context, the “Sabb kar do” is equally hilarious.

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  1. ayesha sajid says:
    January 19th, 2009 8:42 am

    its nice to see ATP keeping that humour alive. havent logged on for a while here but its good to be back.

  2. Birdy says:
    January 19th, 2009 7:02 am

    Very funny. Zong company must pay you for this advertisement.

  3. IMTIAZ says:
    January 18th, 2009 6:00 pm

    Very funny. As long as people’s funny bone survives, so will we as a society :-)

  4. KHURRAM says:
    January 18th, 2009 10:45 am

    Ha ha. Still laughing. This is very funny. Plus, free publicity for Zong.

  5. January 18th, 2009 7:02 am

    Re: ““Can someone please help me with a good English word for jhaRRoo; no, not, broom”.
    These traditional ‘grass brooms” might be described as “dust sweepers” …. they aren’t terribly effective and just deposit dirt into another location.

    Alternatives to “Broom” include

    Sweeper
    Brush
    Mop
    Swab
    Dabber

    I am not sure that there is an English word or term that directly conveys “jhaRoo (alt spelling ‘jhaRRoo’)” …. the nearest we had was the traditional “Twig-Broom” sometimes called a “broom-rake”, but apart from a few ‘country craft’ makers, they are not sold anymore.

    I understand that they are still used by road sweepers in Serbia.

  6. Pakistani says:
    January 18th, 2009 12:19 am

    Doctored or not, this is very very funny. I will take this picture over the last one from Swat any day!

  7. adeel says:
    January 17th, 2009 11:55 pm

    Hehe!! funny :-D

    The actual slogan is Sab KeH Do (Say it all). Someone has been naughty and changed the “KeH” to “Ker”… you can tell this by looking closely at the script, it doesn’t fit in with finesse of the rest of the calligraphy.

    http://www.zong.com.pk/

  8. DL says:
    January 17th, 2009 8:51 pm

    For some reason, I just fail to find the funny in this. A distasteful and crude attempt at humor.

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