Nigel Farage’s UKIP Goes Viral In SE Asia After Misinterpretation

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A pro-Brexit poster from the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) has grabbed the attention of the masses in Malaysia and the Philippines for all the wrong reasons.

Nigel Farage and a UKIP promotional banner repeatedly refer to women’s genitals in a comical way due to language difference.

Nigel Farage

Asian Correspondent reports:

The photograph of Nigel Farage, leader of UKIP, and a fellow party member during a press conference has been shared widely on social media. The banner bears the words “I’m voting UKIP” repeatedly, and placed so that the word “UKIP” is side by side by side.

Malaysians and Filipinos have pointed out that it appears to also spell “PUKI”, which is widely known in both countries as a vulgar word for ‘vagina’ or ‘c**t’.

Britons who have found out the meaning of the rude word have been tickled, particularly in the wake of Brexit, when just over a week ago, the U.K. voted to leave the European Union.

Brexit was largely championed by Farage, leading to the glee of those who voted remain to find that his party name translates into a rather vulgar word.

But that’s not all – even Farage himself has not escaped the hilarity. The name Farage sounds similar to the Malay word ‘faraj’, which also translates to vagina.

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