Thread: Swearing Fines
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:13 AM
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Default Re: Swearing Fines

Originally Posted by Pollyanna View Post
I wonder how they'll define "swearing"? How about bloody? Bum / bottom / poo / wee wee? Turd? Hmm, that would be tricky.

What if someone sidesteps at the last moment and says shi ... vers? Fu ... ar out?

Seriously, this would seem a handy tool for dealing with civil disobedience, which is not good.
Here is how it is defined in the UK:

It just says anything that is construed as being "threatening, abusive or insulting" can be used as grounds for arrest. So presumably if you call someone a poo-head then that is probably an offence.
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