Pakistan and China on Monday announced the launch of a new think tank to focus on the development of of their economic corridor. According to Pakistan Today, the name of said project is, RANDI. Yes, you read that right.
According to a press statement issued by the Islamabad office of Pakistan China Institute, the newly-formed think tank “Research and Development International (RANDI)”, will have two co-chairpersons; Madame Zhao Baige, former minister and currently member of parliament and vice chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress, and Senator Mushahid Hussain.
Twitter however had a field day. From Randi mat Kaho (Don't call me prostitute) jokes to 'La Whore'there was no salvaging this situation for Pakistan. Here's some of the tweets making fun of the name.
Well, that's an unfortunate name for a think tank... http://t.co/DvCTM00gU8
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) April 20, 2015
It took joint Pak-Chinese imagination to produce this marvellous 5-letter disaster of ACRONYMOLOGICAL proportions http://t.co/6CnBtSncj8
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) April 20, 2015
— Chandan Sadhu (@chandansadhu) April 20, 2015
#RANDI institute must be in La Whore as it's name suggest randi LOLOL XD
— eternity (@eternit96426605) April 20, 2015
Wonder why Pakistan and China had to name their joint forum as " Research And Development International " (RANDI)?
— Mahesh Verma (@vermamahesh0404) April 21, 2015
— SUNEESH (@SuneeshAnand) April 21, 2015
That awkward moment when a think tank does not even think its name through. #RANDI
— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) April 20, 2015
They really named it #RANDI Einstein once said "2 things are infinite - Universe and Stupidity, I am not sure about the Universe."
— Shishir Agrawal (@clickepic) April 20, 2015
IIN is behind this pakchina's #RANDI
— Bàrçā Leader (@sricha96) April 20, 2015
Updated Date: Apr 21, 2015 10:33 AM