Bathroom Humor from Pakistan: Sabb Kar Do

Posted on January 17, 2009
Filed Under >Pakistaniat, 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 immediately catch on or cannot read Urdu, painted on the wall is an advertisement for the telecommunication 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 hilarious, 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.

23 responses to “Bathroom Humor from Pakistan: Sabb Kar Do

  1. Ghalib says:

    The article spells “Hilarious” as “HILLARIOUS”
    deliberate or Pinglish?

  2. Kuram says:

    Great product placement

  3. X0 says:

    This is by far the most original joke I have seen in a long time.
    It is most likely photoshopped. Or maybe not. Hats off to whoever came up with this.

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