This is what happens when you have a country full of Little Dicks, they get all jealous. Or something. (HT Claire at SondraK).

Pakistani ambassador rejected because his name is NSFW in Arabic

Despite having served for years as a distinguished Pakistani diplomat, Akbar Zeb

Little Dick?

Little Dick?

reportedly cannot receive accreditation as Pakistan’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The reason, apparently, has nothing to do with his credentials, and everything to do with his name — which, in Arabic, translates to “biggest dick.”

According to this Arabic-language article in the Arab Times, Pakistan had previously floated Zeb’s name as ambassador to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, only to have him rejected for the same reason. One can only assume that submitting Zeb’s name to a number of Arabic-speaking countries is some unique form of punishment designed by the Pakistani Foreign Ministry — or the result of a particularly egregious cockup.

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  1. Pangborn says:

    Well, the penis mightier than the sword, after all.

  2. trevy says:

    Uuuuuuh! I ain’t gonna touch that one!

  3. LJZumpano says:

    can’t make this stuff up! LOL

  4. IloiloKano says:

    C’mon Tammy, don’t go getting your panties in a bunch!

    Just kidding, sweetheart. You know I love you!


  5. bjohnson73 says:

    These guys need to get past their insecurities, although I do wonder why muslim parents would name their child biggest dick… Actually I’m amazed that they had a problem with a name that translates to “biggest dick.” Considering the misogynistic cultures of the country in question, I’d think that they’d only have an issue with names that translate to parts of the female anatomy. I’m wondering if Pakistan might have someone they can put in for Ambassador who’s name translates to “Alotta Vagina” or something like that…

    • thierry says:

      and your name is….. uh… johnson ?

      so just saying- don’t expect to be envoy to saudi arabia…. 😉

      so many western european names both first and last are used for slang for the penis. hardly any are used for female genitals. we’re certainly not free and clear of misogyny, so why is this? saudi arabia is not just misogynistic but severely conservative in a cultural sense- morals police roam the streets looking for transgressions of common decency. women don’t show their ankles and words that refer to genitals or sex are not tolerated. their aversion to the name is rooted in their to us archaic morality more than their misogyny. and the name probably came before the slang as with all the western names associated with the same body part.

      plus the fact that the majority of muslims do not speak arabic- to them it’s a liturgical language only. local tongues would account for their personal names. in pakistan they speak urdu which is not in the same language family as arabic.

      • bjohnson73 says:

        I understand that they don’t speak arabic on a regular basis in pakistan, but being muslim parents in a muslim nation, I have a hard time believing that they didn’t know what their son’s name translated to. It never ceases to amaze me what people will name their children, everywhere.

        As far as my last name, johnson has only been used as slang for a penis for the past 20 years at the most. And it’s only used that way in this country-and only by trailer trash for the most part.

        And finally, about the whole misogyny and culture rant, I was just making a joke-thanks for draining all the fun out of it. And the fact is, they are VERY misogynistic-our culture does not even compare. One can blame it on culture, tradition, or beliefs, but that’s no excuse. Women being forced to wear burquas, being denied the right to vote, to drive, to be educated, etc is antithetical to American values and our government “overlooks” these abuses of Human Rights and kisses their asses because of oil-it’s disgusting!

  6. thierry says:

    demon sheep. pirate dogs. racoons.pussies, and now big dicks. is this the tammy army or a john waters film?

  7. LeJaeger says:

    That’s what she said…

  8. Maynard says:

    Why not? One of our presidents was named Tricky Dick.

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