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(The Consumerist)   Growing trend of "curse-free" pubs in England is not going over well. "Golly gee, this misguided idea has really made me quite upset and unable to express myself in the preferred fashion of which I'm accustomed to," said one customer   ( consumerist.com) divider line
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2017-08-05 09:04:26 AM  
Wankers.
 
2017-08-05 09:12:41 AM  
+1 Subby. Great headline
 
2017-08-05 09:21:11 AM  
Bloody 'ell
 
2017-08-05 09:33:54 AM  
NSFW audio, obviously.

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2017-08-05 09:34:07 AM  
Buncha farking CantUnderstandNornaThinkingS gonna tell you you can't smoke and you can't cuss? Bloody hell!!
 
2017-08-05 09:55:52 AM  
This is bollocks.
 
2017-08-05 09:56:05 AM  
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2017-08-05 10:49:54 AM  
So, I guess they can't get pissed... or can they?
 
2017-08-05 10:54:11 AM  
Gosh.
 
2017-08-05 11:24:23 AM  
So... what is the point of it?   I guess if is supposed to be a "high class" place, I get it, but, that isn't what I think of generally with "British pubs".... and I would assume these aren't like Applebees or something where kids are around.
 
2017-08-05 11:28:10 AM  
Been watching too many horror movies lately: I read "curse-free" and thought "well, I guess I'd enjoy my drinks better with a guarantee of no unquiet spirits moaning angrily at me, though I can't say I've ever had a problem that way in the first place". Then I read the rest of the headline.

What a bunch of shiat-farking dick-nipples--and I want all you goddamned coonts to picture that farking precisely. Hear me, ya twats?
 
2017-08-05 11:54:31 AM  
How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.
 
2017-08-05 12:16:54 PM  
So, no alcohol then?
 
2017-08-05 12:22:41 PM  
"You just can't ban swearing in a place where they serve alcohol," one bar patron at The Cock Tavern, owned by Samuel Smith, told the WSJ. "That's bullsh*t."

 I defintely lol'd.
 
2017-08-05 12:30:12 PM  
What's the farking point?
 
2017-08-05 12:39:56 PM  

dickfreckle: "You just can't ban swearing in a place where they serve alcohol," one bar patron at The Cock Tavern, owned by Samuel Smith, told the WSJ. "That's bullsh*t."

 I defintely lol'd.


Lol, Samuel Smith.
 
2017-08-05 01:05:29 PM  
"When a gentleman is disposed to curse it is not for standers-by to curtail his oaths, eh?"  Shakespeare, "Cymbeline," Act II Scene I.   Who knew Willie was Canadian?
 
2017-08-05 02:43:16 PM  

drewogatory: How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.


Pubs are generally much more community-oriented than a US dive bar.  Families regularly visit them en masse.  It is not just three 40-something men deciding to kill their livers while fending off seven 60-something hookers for nine hours.  The places serve food (ish), and are generally lit to a level that doesn't necessitate being 4/5 bat to walk around in.
 
2017-08-05 03:13:10 PM  
Pubs and bars are no place for kids and kids should be banned from both. There is a myriad of places you can take your kid and have a beer. There are very few places adults can go and avoid kids. Bars and pubs were and should be such places.
 
2017-08-05 04:00:31 PM  
The best way to deal with this is to get a large group of guys together, say fifteen or more. Walk in, sit down, and start swearing a little. When they ask you not to swear then everyone gets up and leaves politely. Simple as that.
 
2017-08-05 04:03:00 PM  

phalamir: drewogatory: How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.

Pubs are generally much more community-oriented than a US dive bar.  Families regularly visit them en masse.  It is not just three 40-something men deciding to kill their livers while fending off seven 60-something hookers for nine hours.  The places serve food (ish), and are generally lit to a level that doesn't necessitate being 4/5 bat to walk around in.


So, pubs are U.K. Applebees?
 
2017-08-05 04:08:10 PM  

Russ1642: The best way to deal with this is to get a large group of guys together, say fifteen or more. Walk in, sit down, and start swearing a little. When they ask you not to swear then everyone gets up and leaves politely. Simple as that.


What would you be accomplished, other than being obnoxious?
 
2017-08-05 04:09:22 PM  

dletter: phalamir: drewogatory: How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.

Pubs are generally much more community-oriented than a US dive bar.  Families regularly visit them en masse.  It is not just three 40-something men deciding to kill their livers while fending off seven 60-something hookers for nine hours.  The places serve food (ish), and are generally lit to a level that doesn't necessitate being 4/5 bat to walk around in.

So, pubs are U.K. Applebees?


No.  Pubs serve food.
 
2017-08-05 04:17:24 PM  

phalamir: dletter: phalamir: drewogatory: How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.

Pubs are generally much more community-oriented than a US dive bar.  Families regularly visit them en masse.  It is not just three 40-something men deciding to kill their livers while fending off seven 60-something hookers for nine hours.  The places serve food (ish), and are generally lit to a level that doesn't necessitate being 4/5 bat to walk around in.

So, pubs are U.K. Applebees?

No.  Pubs serve food.


He said U.K. pubs. Applebees is fine dining by comparison to what they would call "food", particularly in a pub.
 
2017-08-05 04:35:53 PM  

chitownmike: Russ1642: The best way to deal with this is to get a large group of guys together, say fifteen or more. Walk in, sit down, and start swearing a little. When they ask you not to swear then everyone gets up and leaves politely. Simple as that.

What would you be accomplished, other than being obnoxious?


Enough business walks out the door, policy changes.

But you'd need a lot more than 15 guys. It would have to be a daily thing.

Also, not sure how the UK law works, but if you can refuse to pay somehow when being kicked out legally, that would send the message home faster.

But it is just a passive agressive strategy. What you really need to do is just find a pro-cursing pub and stay away from the others.
 
2017-08-05 05:29:15 PM  

doglover: chitownmike: Russ1642: The best way to deal with this is to get a large group of guys together, say fifteen or more. Walk in, sit down, and start swearing a little. When they ask you not to swear then everyone gets up and leaves politely. Simple as that.

What would you be accomplished, other than being obnoxious?

Enough business walks out the door, policy changes.

But you'd need a lot more than 15 guys. It would have to be a daily thing.

Also, not sure how the UK law works, but if you can refuse to pay somehow when being kicked out legally, that would send the message home faster.

But it is just a passive agressive strategy. What you really need to do is just find a pro-cursing pub and stay away from the others.


Nope, you walk in every day with your group and get asked to leave. Then you go and give your business to the pub down the street. It sends a clear message since the highest profit margin in a pub is on the beer. I'd rather have 15 swearing beer drinkers than one family with a brat needing a high chair and a children's menu.

Again, there are a myriad places you can take your crotchfruit for a meal and have a beer as well. Those places have high chairs, kids menus and are designed for it. Pubs and bars are not for kids. They're for adults trying to get away from kids. There are very few places like that anymore, so kindly, pretty please with sugar on top fark off with your brat.
 
2017-08-05 06:35:59 PM  

dletter: phalamir: drewogatory: How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.

Pubs are generally much more community-oriented than a US dive bar.  Families regularly visit them en masse.  It is not just three 40-something men deciding to kill their livers while fending off seven 60-something hookers for nine hours.  The places serve food (ish), and are generally lit to a level that doesn't necessitate being 4/5 bat to walk around in.

So, pubs are U.K. Applebees?


So, there are no bar-and-grill places in the US that are not Applebees? What do you people think Applebees is imitating?? None of this makes any sense!!
 
2017-08-05 07:09:57 PM  
 
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2017-08-05 07:53:16 PM  

Luse: doglover: chitownmike: Russ1642: The best way to deal with this is to get a large group of guys together, say fifteen or more. Walk in, sit down, and start swearing a little. When they ask you not to swear then everyone gets up and leaves politely. Simple as that.

What would you be accomplished, other than being obnoxious?

Enough business walks out the door, policy changes.

But you'd need a lot more than 15 guys. It would have to be a daily thing.

Also, not sure how the UK law works, but if you can refuse to pay somehow when being kicked out legally, that would send the message home faster.

But it is just a passive agressive strategy. What you really need to do is just find a pro-cursing pub and stay away from the others.

Nope, you walk in every day with your group and get asked to leave. Then you go and give your business to the pub down the street. It sends a clear message since the highest profit margin in a pub is on the beer. I'd rather have 15 swearing beer drinkers than one family with a brat needing a high chair and a children's menu.

Again, there are a myriad places you can take your crotchfruit for a meal and have a beer as well. Those places have high chairs, kids menus and are designed for it. Pubs and bars are not for kids. They're for adults trying to get away from kids. There are very few places like that anymore, so kindly, pretty please with sugar on top fark off with your brat.


Pssst, they dont see it as lost buisness if they don't want you there and if you keep doing it the police will be called
 
2017-08-05 09:03:16 PM  

Luse: doglover: chitownmike: Russ1642: The best way to deal with this is to get a large group of guys together, say fifteen or more. Walk in, sit down, and start swearing a little. When they ask you not to swear then everyone gets up and leaves politely. Simple as that.

What would you be accomplished, other than being obnoxious?

Enough business walks out the door, policy changes.

But you'd need a lot more than 15 guys. It would have to be a daily thing.

Also, not sure how the UK law works, but if you can refuse to pay somehow when being kicked out legally, that would send the message home faster.

But it is just a passive agressive strategy. What you really need to do is just find a pro-cursing pub and stay away from the others.

Nope, you walk in every day with your group and get asked to leave. Then you go and give your business to the pub down the street. It sends a clear message since the highest profit margin in a pub is on the beer. I'd rather have 15 swearing beer drinkers than one family with a brat needing a high chair and a children's menu.

Again, there are a myriad places you can take your crotchfruit for a meal and have a beer as well. Those places have high chairs, kids menus and are designed for it. Pubs and bars are not for kids. They're for adults trying to get away from kids. There are very few places like that anymore, so kindly, pretty please with sugar on top fark off with your brat.


Highest markup is on well spirits.  Pour cost of $.35  A draft cheap beer costs the bar a buck.
 
2017-08-05 09:11:03 PM  

Luse: Pubs and bars are no place for kids and kids should be banned from both. There is a myriad of places you can take your kid and have a beer. There are very few places adults can go and avoid kids. Bars and pubs were and should be such places.


No. Bars in north america maybe, but pubs in the UK, no. Hell, pubs in the UK used to have children working in them.

OTOH, most pubs have more than one drinking area. Why not have a "bad-language-free" zone somewhere, and a "free speech area" elsewhere? Not practical for really small pubs, but many have outside/garden areas. Pubs in Oz used to have the public bar, where women until about 1965 were banned, but pretty much anything else was open slather, the private bar where ladies would sip sherry, and the lounge bar where the bistro was usually located. Swearing in the public bar? It'd be unusual if you didn't. Swearing and rowdy behaviour in the other bars would have the staff escort you outside.
 
2017-08-05 09:27:53 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: dletter: phalamir: drewogatory: How about don't bring your farking kids to a farking bar? You're the one that shiat them out, deal with it and drink at home, or get a damn baby sitter.

Pubs are generally much more community-oriented than a US dive bar.  Families regularly visit them en masse.  It is not just three 40-something men deciding to kill their livers while fending off seven 60-something hookers for nine hours.  The places serve food (ish), and are generally lit to a level that doesn't necessitate being 4/5 bat to walk around in.

So, pubs are U.K. Applebees?

So, there are no bar-and-grill places in the US that are not Applebees? What do you people think Applebees is imitating?? None of this makes any sense!!


I know there are plenty of others other than Applebees, that is just the sterotypical one.   I guess my impression of UK Pubs though was they were slightly less "dive-y" version of a U.S. tavern, except with lots of Futbol instead of Football.
 
2017-08-06 07:19:06 AM  
Brits don't say "Golly gee". Maybe an "I reckon" or "deary me". Not a "golly gee"

/ I can hear Furiouspig in my ear right now!
 
2017-08-06 12:49:56 PM  
Difficulty: Geordies.
 
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