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(NPR)   Virginia legislators just f*cking repealed a shiatty 1792 law that banned swearing in public   (npr.org) divider line
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2020-02-20 8:48:27 AM  
Meanwhile in Virginia Beach, no swearing signs everywhere:
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2020-02-20 10:21:15 AM  
Well, it's about Farking time.
 
2020-02-20 12:29:52 PM  
FTA: On Wednesday, state lawmakers also voted to repeal the law against fornication, defined as "voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person."

How has that not gotten the farking topline here?
 
2020-02-20 4:55:09 PM  
But our Founding Fathers' perfect genius!
 
2020-02-20 7:40:30 PM  
P3RKEL3!!!
 
2020-02-20 7:40:52 PM  
Next up: the Fark profanity filter.
 
2020-02-20 7:40:56 PM  
Virginia is for f@ckers
 
2020-02-20 7:41:55 PM  

abb3w: FTA: On Wednesday, state lawmakers also voted to repeal the law against fornication, defined as "voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person."

How has that not gotten the farking topline here?


We were so excited to say fark that we forgot to get excited for actual farking?
 
2020-02-20 7:41:59 PM  
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2020-02-20 7:42:16 PM  
That is an ironic headline, subby.
 
2020-02-20 7:43:24 PM  
Discussing ignore lists still not ok.
 
2020-02-20 7:43:45 PM  
I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.
 
2020-02-20 7:43:47 PM  
I say, this is most irregular.
 
2020-02-20 7:44:15 PM  
F#%king A!
 
2020-02-20 7:45:40 PM  

MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.


I've taken to saying "Aww crap baskets".
 
2020-02-20 7:46:38 PM  
It's only a law if it's enforced.

That's why bribery and corruption at the federal level have also been repealed.
 
2020-02-20 7:46:43 PM  

MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.


I started using "heck" and "heckin" a lot more recently, and I mostly blame doge memes.
 
2020-02-20 7:47:09 PM  
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2020-02-20 7:47:30 PM  
Same in Savannah GA, granted not sure if they replaced the ones my friends and I took down and still have them mounted on our respected walls 15 years later.
 
2020-02-20 7:47:54 PM  

shinji3i: MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.

I've taken to saying "Aww crap baskets".


I also like to say fluff and oh my Dog.
 
2020-02-20 7:49:01 PM  

Walker: Meanwhile in Virginia Beach, no swearing signs everywhere:
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2020-02-20 7:49:53 PM  

MattytheMouse: shinji3i: MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.

I've taken to saying "Aww crap baskets".

I also like to say fluff and oh my Dog.


Muffin fluffer was a favorite near curse around  the littles . . . and then of the not quite as littles
 
2020-02-20 7:53:37 PM  
I don't know about blue states, but working in law enforcement in Florida and Tennessee, the law books were full of laws that were still on the book, that were unconstitutionally enforceable, many that had even been struck down by the courts, but there was no way to know that by simply reading the law.  Normally common sense told you which ones were good and which ones would get you fired for bringing a multimillion dollar lawsuit down on your agency, but each one is a ticking lawsuit time bomb just waiting for some rural deputy who thinks he is god's anointed, to try and enforce it.
 
2020-02-20 7:53:49 PM  
As an atheist that doesn't swear, I don't believe in a gosh or a heck.
 
2020-02-20 8:00:31 PM  

MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.


We just told ours that there's a time and place for that kind of language, and it's not that swearing is bad, but that people will judge you for a lack of self control if you run around cursing in public or a lot. She keeps it at occasional home use.
 
2020-02-20 8:01:57 PM  

gamergirl23: MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.

We just told ours that there's a time and place for that kind of language, and it's not that swearing is bad, but that people will judge you for a lack of self control if you run around cursing in public or a lot. She keeps it at occasional home use.


That's also why I'm trying to curtail my language, because ordinarily I have the mouth of a sailor.
 
2020-02-20 8:03:09 PM  
I assume they're planning another Trump rally soon and they figure his rap sheet of felonies and misdemeanors is already more than long enough.
 
2020-02-20 8:03:26 PM  
Darn.
 
2020-02-20 8:06:44 PM  
Ahaaa, first thought

... - kiss my sweaty ball you fuck
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2020-02-20 8:08:08 PM  

MattytheMouse: gamergirl23: MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.

We just told ours that there's a time and place for that kind of language, and it's not that swearing is bad, but that people will judge you for a lack of self control if you run around cursing in public or a lot. She keeps it at occasional home use.

That's also why I'm trying to curtail my language, because ordinarily I have the mouth of a sailor.


Thankfully her pronunciation was still fairly terrible from being very young when she dropped something in front of grandma and said "sh*t."
 
2020-02-20 8:16:21 PM  
o bloody 'ell
 
2020-02-20 8:16:29 PM  

abb3w: FTA: On Wednesday, state lawmakers also voted to repeal the law against fornication, defined as "voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person."

How has that not gotten the farking topline here?


VA has a lot of old laws like this.  I think co-habitation between mixed-sex couples was illegal until a few years ago.
 
2020-02-20 8:16:41 PM  
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/self reported
 
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2020-02-20 8:25:18 PM  
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2020-02-20 8:26:25 PM  

Marbleisheavy: MattytheMouse: shinji3i: MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.

I've taken to saying "Aww crap baskets".

I also like to say fluff and oh my Dog.

Muffin fluffer was a favorite near curse around  the littles . . . and then of the not quite as littles


The "crap baskets" one started to stick with me after a recent rewatch of Drabonball Z Abridged.
/"oh, you say that too?"
//endless quotable material that I amuse mostly myself with.
///I'd love to have a DBZA buddy here on Fark with which to share quotes back and forth, and/or get a kudos or internet highfive for an appropriate use/application of a quote.
 
2020-02-20 8:27:24 PM  
Northam spokesperson Alena Yarmosky tells NPR the governor will review the bill when it gets to his desk, adding, "It's past time we swore off the antiquated policies of the past."

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2020-02-20 8:37:58 PM  

Walker: Meanwhile in Virginia Beach, no swearing signs everywhere:
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2020-02-20 8:40:21 PM  

Walker: Meanwhile in Virginia Beach, no swearing signs everywhere:
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I like how "don't break the law" is the last on the list.
 
2020-02-20 8:42:05 PM  

MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.


I'm particularly fond of calliing people who piss me off "bum snuffler." Egregious cases get "fart huffing bum snuffler."
 
2020-02-20 8:48:26 PM  
I hope they didn't spend too much political capital repealing an unenforceable law.
 
2020-02-20 9:00:13 PM  
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2020-02-20 9:04:56 PM  

abb3w: FTA: On Wednesday, state lawmakers also voted to repeal the law against fornication, defined as "voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person."

How has that not gotten the farking topline here?


Because that typically takes place in private, and if you're doing it somewhere a cop is noticing you, you've got much bigger legal problems.
 
2020-02-20 9:08:54 PM  

abb3w: FTA: On Wednesday, state lawmakers also voted to repeal the law against fornication, defined as "voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person."

How has that not gotten the farking topline here?


because it's also been an unenforceable law for god knows when.
 
2020-02-20 9:09:31 PM  

DoctorCal: Discussing ignore lists still not ok.


I keep trying to ban this Drew guy, but it won't let me. It's like he thinks he owns the damn place.
 
2020-02-20 9:10:41 PM  

sprgrss: abb3w: FTA: On Wednesday, state lawmakers also voted to repeal the law against fornication, defined as "voluntary sexual intercourse by an unmarried person."

How has that not gotten the farking topline here?

because it's also been an unenforceable law for god knows when.


It can be enforced. Look at Saudi Arabia.
 
2020-02-20 9:15:42 PM  

Private_Citizen: Well, it's about Farking time.


Ah Fark, you just had to beat to the farking statement. Ya farking fark fark. ;)
 
2020-02-20 9:58:22 PM  

kling_klang_bed: It can be enforced. Look at Saudi Arabia.


The United States isn't Saudi Arabia.
 
2020-02-20 10:02:00 PM  
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2020-02-20 10:21:47 PM  

sprgrss: kling_klang_bed: It can be enforced. Look at Saudi Arabia.

The United States isn't Saudi Arabia.


I know, just saying in general.
 
2020-02-20 10:36:50 PM  

GranoblasticMan: MattytheMouse: I'm trying to curtail my swearing ever since my brother had kids. Besides, I think it's cuter to say heck instead of actually naughty words.

Heck.

I started using "heck" and "heckin" a lot more recently, and I mostly blame doge memes.


I love that my niece and nephews are adults now. We all say "F*CK" and "SH*T" together like a family.
 
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