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    It was an Asian professor who was based at Cambridge University who coined the name Pakistan back in the 1940s (I cannot remember his name), so arguably it was a British invention - I can't remember whether it was an acronym or not, but I am certain that I read it on Wikipedia. It was going to be called Pakstan (with no I in its name), but it was going to be difficult to pronounce without the I - a bit like the surname Jameson which sounded like it was spelt Jamieson, and likewise, a lot of people of that name include the I in its spelling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twocky61 View Post

    So why is the word for those from Pakistan offensive?
    Because it is often used in conjunction with an offensive word as those who abuse the word often do, and in time, the abbreviation was seen as just as offensive. I have often wondered if I had came from Pakistan and lived in Great Britain whether I would have found it offensive, but of course, I will never know whether that is the case.
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    I don't think that people should go around being deliberately offensive, but I hate PC in all it's forms, and this whitewashing of the past.

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