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(CBS Detroit)   Beware. City institutes fine for cursing in public. 3 Farkers have already been forced to file for bankruptcy   (detroit.cbslocal.com) divider line 12
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2014-05-20 10:51:48 AM  
2 votes:

Kevin72: BumpInTheNight: Swearing is a crutch for the farking inarticulate.

Exactly what I tell students I substitute for. It's either anger or really poor vocabulary and lack of creative language alternatives. Sometimes on the spot I'll say other ways they could have expressed it.


Calling someone an "asshole" expresses a feeling and sentiment that can't be described any better by an alternate less efficient phrase.
2014-05-19 03:24:27 PM  
2 votes:
This is farking stupid. The goddamn puritans belong in the 1600s, not in 2014. fark them. Totalitarian dickwads. 

In all seriousness, if you're an adult and profanity offends you to the point that you need to make a law about it, you really need to rethink your priorities. Puritanitical bullshiat at its finest. 

/fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark
2014-05-19 03:00:14 PM  
2 votes:
img.fark.net

/Edited to be SFF.
2014-05-19 01:34:35 PM  
2 votes:
You are fined one credit for a violation of the verbal morality statute.
2014-05-19 01:14:25 PM  
2 votes:
Uh.... laws like this have been unconstitutional for ages now.
2014-05-20 01:16:10 AM  
1 votes:
cdn.c.photoshelter.com

The police force enforcing this new law there.
2014-05-19 04:25:57 PM  
1 votes:
Is it just the words?  Can I still talk about my proclivity for rectal fornication with your mother, that sexually immoral coprophage? Can I say "I pried your sister's diseased snatch-flaps open with the jaws of life and shoved three retarded midgets into her filthy clunge because that's the only thing that gets her off" and still be within the law?

Ban your words. I can be just as crude without them, you dog-raping maggots.
2014-05-19 04:00:43 PM  
1 votes:

Vitamin Pb: Of course the converse is true. If you are an adult and they only way you have to express yourself is constant swearing, you are no different than a child jumping up and down and screaming all the time.


Next time you see a law requiring constant swearing let me know. Until then there is no "converse" to consider.
2014-05-19 03:59:26 PM  
1 votes:

Vitamin Pb: Slagnasty: This is farking stupid. The goddamn puritans belong in the 1600s, not in 2014. fark them. Totalitarian dickwads. 

In all seriousness, if you're an adult and profanity offends you to the point that you need to make a law about it, you really need to rethink your priorities. Puritanitical bullshiat at its finest. 

/fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark fark

Of course the converse is true. If you are an adult and they only way you have to express yourself is constant swearing, you are no different than a child jumping up and down and screaming all the time.

/no no no no no no no no no no no no no no no


Not even vaguely the same. The law is against swearing in public, period. Say what someone else considers a bad word and you get the weight of the Law brought down on you. This isn't about only being able to express yourself by constant swearing. It's a blanket prohibition on your choice of words in public speech.
2014-05-19 03:57:05 PM  
1 votes:

Rincewind53: Uh.... laws like this have been unconstitutional for ages now.


No one cares as long as you only apply it to young people. It also helps to identify them with some sort of activity that is most popular with young people and can be made to sound subversive. And of course anytime young people aggregate you can make reference to drug use, though it's best to avoid direct accusations.
2014-05-19 03:27:46 PM  
1 votes:
If you're offended by a word, not it's meaning but the word itself, you need to die.
Be upset by the meaning, not the word...
2014-05-19 02:55:45 PM  
1 votes:

netizencain: Rincewind53: Uh.... laws like this have been unconstitutional for ages now.

I don't think we have the whole story here.


The whole story is the people being cited are teenagers...and particularly, skateboarders. In the interest of public safety these dangerous vermin must not be allowed anywhere near where the good, law-abiding townspeople go. Children, think, etc.

/this is a get-off-my-lawn ordinance
//and is unconstitutional
 
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