If you don’t already know, there’s a place called Sialkot in Punjab, Pakistan.
It is the country’s 12th most populated city and it is also the birthplace of Allama Iqbal, a great Muslim philosopher, politician and poet who ultimately inspired the Pakistan Movement.
Well, a new private airline has been established by the Sialkot Chambers of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) and it has been announced that the airline will take its first flight by the end of 2016, offering five star services at an affordable price.
That’s not the main point though.. Guess what the airline is called? Air Sial.
Yeap, that’s right. We totes feel bad for poking fun at the airline, but .. how is this not funny?! If you’re eloquent in Bahasa Malaysia at all or you’re familiar with common Malaysian words we all use, you’d get it. TELL US YOU GEDDIT!
Sial is a Malay slang that carries a connotation of exaggeration. For instance, someone could say, “Cantik sial,” which can mean superbly beautiful. On the other end of the spectrum however, sial is an offensive Malay word that means stupid or dumb*ss.
LOL! Would you fly Air Sial? 😉