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    In an unfortunate result of translation, Pakistani diplomat Akbar Zeb will not become the next Pakistani ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Zebís credentials seem in order: He is the former ambassador to the United States, India and South Africa. He held the post of High Commissioner Designate of Pakistan to Canada and is the former director general of Pakistan's Foreign Ministry.

    But despite Mr. Zebís impressive career, the 55-year-old diplomatís name proved to be the immovable hurdle. When translated into Arabic, Akbar Zeb means ďBiggest Dick.Ē In a region that stresses modesty, particularly in public, this could not stand.

    Source: Albawaba
    http://www.thememriblog.org/middleea...l/en/24768.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
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    Stop that! I will not have my fwiend mocked by the common wabble!
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    On my travels through rural Michigan, to visit foster kids who are placed in mental health settings, I drove through Otisburg, MI. They have a storage company called "Big Dick Storage Company". Not Big Dick's Storage Company, which would indicate the owner's name.


    On the same ride, I passed "Whitey's Bar" in Davison, MI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Stop that! I will not have my fwiend mocked by the common wabble!
    The funny thing is, I had to read it again since the first time I read it, I thought it meant "biggest dick" in the sense of "supreme asshole" and not matter of size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    On my travels through rural Michigan, to visit foster kids who are placed in mental health settings, I drove through Otisburg, MI. They have a storage company called "Big Dick Storage Company". Not Big Dick's Storage Company, which would indicate the owner's name.


    On the same ride, I passed "Whitey's Bar" in Davison, MI.
    Obviously not the same owner. :D
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