The Thirty Five Words You Can’t Use In Your Ringtone

<!–ruby_large.jpg–>In a preemptive move to prevent the FCC from regulating mobile phone content, Cingular and Verizon have come up with a comprehensive list of prohibited terms that vendors can’t use in content sold over their services.

Check out this partial list of banned terms by Cingular. Keep in mind, this list is of words that can’t be used in ringtones:

“Ass, balls, BJ, blowjob, breasts, condom, corn-hole, fart, fornicate, fudge packing, insemination, laid, lesbian, masturbate, naked, nipples, nutsack, orgasm, pee pee, penis, piss, porn, puberty, ruby red bag (!), scrotum, semen, sex, shit, sit on my face (!), sixty-nine, smegma, teabagging, testicles, uncircumcised, uterus”

As Popken frantically scrambles to find a new ringtone provider, we can’t help but chuckle. Man, what we wouldn’t have given to be at the board meeting that decided that list. We bet the air quotes were flying.

Verizon and Cingular Self-Regulate Ringtone Filth [WSJ] (courtesy of

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