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australia bans excessive swearing in public

#1ilsunshangxiangPosted 5/31/2011 2:25:11 AM
http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/damn-aussies-to-be-fined-for-swearing/444246
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#2OrcaPosted 5/31/2011 2:45:03 AM
Excessive swearing was already banned. They've just changed how they're going about punishing it.
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#3JimayoPosted 5/31/2011 3:39:49 AM
What a lame puritanical country.
#4RicemillsPosted 5/31/2011 3:59:55 AM
But even the state's top lawyer admitted to swearing sometimes.

"Occasionally I mutter things under my breath as probably everybody does," he told ABC radio.

"But this law is not targeted at that, it's targeted at the sort of obnoxious, offensive behavior in public that makes life unpleasant for everybody else."


keyword: excessive.
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#5god_of_toastPosted 5/31/2011 5:01:16 AM
Jimayo posted...
What a lame puritanical country.

How is stopping yobs from wrecking the public atmosphere making Australia a lame puritanical country? Do you like drunk slobs excessively yelling swears out in public parks at midday.
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#6sfcalimariPosted 5/31/2011 11:39:22 AM
Seems like a pretty good way to raise tax revenue. They should do ones in Philly and Brooklyn too.


also:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/584743-football/58918804
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#7mystic belmontPosted 5/31/2011 11:53:49 AM
god_of_toast posted...
Jimayo posted...
What a lame puritanical country.

How is stopping yobs from wrecking the public atmosphere making Australia a lame puritanical country? Do you like drunk slobs excessively yelling swears out in public parks at midday.



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#8psoesmPosted 5/31/2011 11:57:24 AM
I'm surprised. Another erroneous law coming from an erroneous country. Don't worry though, it's a good way to raise revenue by placing a regressive tax on individuals most likely to be victims of this law.
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#9Darksun45230Posted 5/31/2011 12:02:54 PM
Yahtzee will not be pleased.
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#10KinethPosted 5/31/2011 12:05:09 PM
Wow. Good to be an American.
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