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(The Sun)   Teen faces five years in jail for swearing in his own garden   ( divider line
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22525 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Mar 2004 at 10:37 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-03-26 11:16:21 AM  
Therefore then, if his friends didn't have "gardens" he would be more than capable of hanging out with them..

I see a loophole in the law
2004-03-26 11:16:28 AM  
Apparently not a Secret Garden.
2004-03-26 11:16:34 AM  
Clamp the lid-locks on him.
2004-03-26 11:18:43 AM  
So "Professor", care to focus that awesome intellect of yours on the question of why, if you took the language the day you "kicked our asses", you still call it English?

"Yes, I'd like to buy an American dictionary please." HA!
2004-03-26 11:21:24 AM  
"Now he has been hit with a five-year anti-social behaviour order by Manchester JPs."

This is _not_ a custodial sentence. Dimwit submitter.
2004-03-26 11:22:02 AM  
Ahhhh... so, he can swear INSIDE his house, just not OUTSIDE. I see.

The writers at The Sun are always good for a laugh.

This should actually probably be a [image from too old to be available]. This same story was on Fark some months back, except in the last article, they said that this kid was... okay, now follow me here, I'm not making this up... the article said that this kid was prevented from saying the word... "grass".


The court ordered that the kid could not say the word "grass".

No, I am not kidding.

The judge made it illegal for this kid to say the word "grass".
2004-03-26 11:22:55 AM  
ahhh i feel so much better
2004-03-26 11:23:49 AM  
dukefluke: Shove it up your "bum", "wanker", then I'll jack you in the "pub" and shove you in the "boot" of my "lorry." Then I'll go back to the "pub" and have a "pint." Of BUD!

Shakespeare? Whatever. Marlowe wrote that crap, and America gave the world Walt Whitman, Alan Ginsberg, and Hunter S. Thompson. And George Bush.

Ok, never mind. You win.
2004-03-26 11:25:39 AM  
He is also barred from meeting ten pals or going in their gardens.

...I will walk with my hands bound...into your garden

2004-03-26 11:26:11 AM  
Alexis I hope he was careful when he went to mow the lawn... wouldn't want the neighbors to turn him in for that.
2004-03-26 11:27:52 AM  

Prevented from saying "grass"? In his garden? Now they're just screwing with him - grass is a pretty relevant word in your garden. I guess "weed" is out too. Ouch.
2004-03-26 11:30:43 AM  

You were in the Military?
Kicked our asses?(Didn't you need the French's help) ha ha ha ha ha ha.
You do Know why they call it the White house right??

2004-03-26 11:32:30 AM  
Why would anyone want an entire pint of Bud? It beggars belief!
2004-03-26 11:33:40 AM  
2004-03-26 11:27:52 AM barjockey


Prevented from saying "grass"? In his garden? Now they're just screwing with him - grass is a pretty relevant word in your garden. I guess "weed" is out too. Ouch.


grass is another term for snitch
2004-03-26 11:34:38 AM  
You do Know why they call it the White house right??

haha owned!!!!
2004-03-26 11:34:58 AM  
You shouldn't cuss, it sounds shiatty.
2004-03-26 11:35:17 AM  
i dont know about you all, but id like to know exactly waht the kid was saying
2004-03-26 11:35:51 AM  
Don't be stupid, people. Dialects in any language vary from region to region. Natural evolution of language. Now STFU.
2004-03-26 11:36:13 AM  
revscat So what if Marlowe wrote Shakespeare's stuff? He was British too. Not to mention George Orwell, Aldous Huxley, Anthony Burgess, the Bronte sisters. And Tony Blair. Oh shiat.
2004-03-26 11:36:21 AM  
When you're done trolling, go get your teeth fixed.
2004-03-26 11:36:28 AM  
Wow... England is even more screwed up than I thought. Apparently, this article is about a completely different case than the one I mentioned. Here's the original article.
2004-03-26 11:37:36 AM  

Whats wrong with a word meaning "snitch"? Sounds like the guy needs to take up sign language.

/very U.K. ignorant except for The Who, Snatch, and Monty Python
2004-03-26 11:38:07 AM  
a few quick observations:

jimpapa is not from England, it's likely (but not certain) he's from the US since he says "their" language.

also, the US didn't conquer England, we successfully repelled an invasion and gained independence. Not exactly the same thing.

As far as dialects of English, languages change depending on what the majority of people speak in their country. Ie the "Old English" would be incomprehensible to most, including people in England, but it has evolved legitimately over time. So it's not a bad thing to have different dialects, it's inevitable.
2004-03-26 11:39:42 AM  
Completely different case, exact same city. Go Manchester.
2004-03-26 11:39:44 AM  
The day we kicked your ass was the day it became our language.

...and keep yer stinkin' tea!!!

/flamewar - circa 1776 style...
2004-03-26 11:43:05 AM  
So, uh, what were we talking about again? Ah yes, the cussing teen thing. I guess that's over with now.
2004-03-26 11:43:22 AM  

Keep your stinking reasonableness and moderate views off of Fark, you damn dirty anti-troll!
2004-03-26 11:44:45 AM  
Is there any better beverage on this earth than Earl Grey tea? I submit that there is not.
2004-03-26 11:50:53 AM  
God bless America

/just yelled fark out the window
2004-03-26 11:53:09 AM  
YOBba-dobba-doo now fark off with your stupid laws.

/Going to the garden.. MY garden.
2004-03-26 11:54:13 AM  
TheProfessor, Whoo-hoo, give 'em hell!
2004-03-26 11:54:46 AM  
The kid's name was Alexiuk. Chances are he wasn't swearing, but talking to other family members Yalsuk and Fukof.
2004-03-26 11:57:52 AM  
What I can't say F*ck? F*ck. F*ckity F*ckity F*ck F*ck F*ck.
2004-03-26 11:59:23 AM  
The Basic fact is that out of all other "english" speaking countries around the globe it is only the Mericans that constantly go around trying to make fun of others because of either the sound of their accent of how certain words are pronounced. Hell they even like making fun of each other.To me this is arrogance. oh and before i forget.. to TheProfessor, i notice that your hobbies include "caving" perhaps you should....

/ sorry i can't do it, it's far too easy
2004-03-26 11:59:30 AM  
He needed a filter, like Fark's for when he posts.

/checking filter
2004-03-26 11:59:48 AM  

Thats one new keyboard, a clean monitor, and a cold drink you owe me, pal.
2004-03-26 12:00:41 PM  
Crap! I was expecting a whole different word for 'posts'.

2004-03-26 12:04:01 PM  
You know what would be funny? If this chick was an American...

[image from too old to be available]
2004-03-26 12:04:31 PM  
mtt, good call on the; favorite website, after Fark of course.

/gets Word of the Day emails
2004-03-26 12:10:08 PM  
jimpapa Wha?? The Brits mock their different accents, as well (Cockney, for example) so it isn't just the Murricans. People make fun of each other, not always out of arrogance, but out of having a sense of humor and because they don't always take themselves so seriously.
2004-03-26 12:12:30 PM  
barjockey because of that Madonna post, we're even.

/uses other sleeve
2004-03-26 12:19:06 PM  
a gang of about 20 15/16 year olds beat the shiat out of me last year, hurled a lump of concrete the size of a football into my back, hit me with an iron bar, etc, after i stopped one from stealing a cell phone

course i couldn't hit any of them back, but i'll give them credit for the fact they had lured me into an area without any cameras, but what do you do?

when there's a group of them i'd hae to hit them hard to take them out, but i don't want to do time for assault

still, they'll all be junkies in acouple of years
2004-03-26 12:20:57 PM  
2004-03-26 12:26:15 PM  
American Woman : Oh yeah, we love the U.K or as we like to call it 'uck'...
English Man : That's quite a coincidence. I like to call the U.S. 'us' because it used to belong to us!
2004-03-26 12:28:58 PM  
[image from too old to be available]

Tourette's Syndrome, however, is not a crime.
2004-03-26 12:29:27 PM  
Actually, the official language of the United States is American, but most people there think they speak English. Here in Canada, we know where our language comes from.

First person to deny the overwhelming cultural arrogance of the USA gets no points and a commemorative "I'm A Moran" touque.
2004-03-26 12:32:26 PM  
Garden = outside area, lawned probably with trees, shrubs and flowering plants.
Yard = outside area with dirt, paving or concrete.

For your education and edification. I haven't checked a dictionary, but that's how its used around here.
2004-03-26 12:46:04 PM  
GobyWan --
"First person to deny the overwhelming cultural arrogance of the USA gets no points and a commemorative "I'm A Moran" touque."

What's to deny? There is a reason for our arrogance. We're better than the rest of the pissant peasants on the planet. When you've got it, flaunt it.
2004-03-26 12:46:23 PM  
DJ Yob, welcome to America. Heres your rap music recording contract.
2004-03-26 12:47:32 PM  

Thanks for the laugh. That made my morning. Cheers!
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