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Swearing to be prosecuted in Australia.

  1. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 5 years ago

    A new law is about to come into effect to make swearing in public a prosecutable offence.

    As a fifth gen Ozzie I am gob-smacked!

    How in hell can they take swearing out of our vocabulary! Bloody hell! I'll be speechless! lol

    1. Merlin Fraser profile image79
      Merlin Fraserposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We will all be speechless !

      But the bigger picture looks worse by making it a prosecutable offence it means we will all end up with criminal records and then they will have the power to hold our DNA and finger prints on record.  Which is something they have wanted to do for a long time.

      Just seems the Thought Police have joined forces with the PC Mob to finally find a way.

      I suggest before it seriously get's going we hold Mass Swear Athons outside every Government establishment until they come to their senses.

      Can you imagine it would be the end of Live television reporting, because the TV company could be sued for broadcasting obscene language... Even the edit BLEEP will be seen as obscene.


      We could also send an E Mail to our MP's telling them in no uncertain terms you want to stay an MP then get rid of this  F#*&^ing stupid Law !

    2. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Another totally unworkable law, sounds like they are copying NY with the smoking ban and want people to enforce it themselves.

    3. cheaptrick profile image78
      cheaptrickposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You should come to America Earnest!Swearing is our national pass time...we're very creative too!Wanna hear some examples?How about,Why You M*^$* F*^#@! PIG S*&^%...Pretty good Huh?

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's not bad, not flugging bad at all!

        I was called the son of a bastard pig on a construction site once. It had to be translated for me, it was in another language. smile

  2. CMHypno profile image87
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    You have just got to think that some people have got way too much time on their hands? How in the hell are they going to police that, or will it be just another ploy (we have these in the UK) to make money by fining random people?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Waaaaaaaaaaaaay to much time on their hands! smile

  3. Loveslove profile image60
    Lovesloveposted 5 years ago

    I saw on the news this morning that the police have actually done it !!

    It is a prosecutable offence to swear in public in a town in Yorkshire I think it was Bradford...I considered it such a stupid idea that I didnt really listen to the item in full ,no doubt though it will be in all the tabloids tomorrow if not today !!

  4. CMHypno profile image87
    CMHypnoposted 5 years ago

    Trouble is, it won't even be the people with the really foul mouths that they will go after, it will be some helpless old lady or middle class professional who will not cause the police any trouble when they fine them.

    And the truly foul-mouthed will would only wheel out their 'yuman rights lawyers anyway, costing the country another however many thousand quid in legal fees.

    In the UK there are already adequate laws in place to deal with someone being aggressive and verbally abusive to another person, so lay off our rights to free speech. If I want to cuss and swear I will!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We already have an assault law that can accommodate abuse, say from a drunk, so as stated, it will be easy targets and fines.
      Flock that!

  5. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Well...son of a bit**

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You are allowed to say bitc* your in Canada! lol

  6. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    Is this law a way to control the homeless? Chase them away?

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I really wondered that myself, but it seems they are aiming it at least partially at football fans and the like.
      The police do little at these games because there are never enough of them to even stop brawls. When a Serbian teams play the Croatians or other such clashes occur they disappear!

      They have no hope of stopping them swearing there, so it will be Dad saying bloody at the cricket who will cop the fine.

      This bloody mad pack of pollies couldn't get a pie in a bakery!! lol

  7. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    Just think, Earnest, it might make you a better man...or at least increase your vocabulary! ")

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Bloody hell! I have at least 20 words in my vocabulary that aren't swear word already!

      Ya wanna turn me in to one of those clever bathplugs that reckons his poo is perfume?

      If I blo*dy well need to b*oody swear like a blo*dy Ozzie I orta be bloo*y allowed to without some b*oody walloper givin me a *loody ticket!
      There! I feel a little bloody better!

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        The perfume poo is an interesting concept...

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I was going to use the original saying but being in Australia, I'm not bloody allowed to any more! smile

  8. recommend1 profile image72
    recommend1posted 5 years ago

    Don't worry guys - I will get the Chinese human rights team to protest in the UN for you, then get them to fund any protesters and smuggle them in arms and rocket launchers, then get them to randomly bomb your cities and units of your repressive military, then get them to shoot you all up by accident in some remote location, then revoke the political status of your premiers and their children and drop plastic drone bombs on your school parties and village halls where significant political targets might be watching their kids nativity play - and then - ahh sod it I think I'll just sit out front of my favourite restaurant with my beer and my smoking buddies swearing the evening away in total freedom from harassment big_smile big_smile big_smile

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks mate! That should fix it! smile

  9. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
    DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago

    I firmly believe that I would've taken a baseball bat to a few people if I didn't swear in my car on my daily commute.  Trouble is the baby just got tubes in his ears and he can now actually HEAR me, so I'm going to have to use covert hand gestures instead!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I usually stay calm when I drive, but the other day someone drove straight out their driveway into the traffic without looking and I had to brake suddenly, I swore without realising I still had the three little ones in the car!

      I pretended to repeat what I had said, but changed the words considerably. I hope they didn't notice. smile

      1. DIYweddingplanner profile image90
        DIYweddingplannerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Trust me, they did and they'll whip 'em out when you least expect it...like in front of company!  I still remember the time my son who was then five said GD-it when I sent him to his room!

        1. earnestshub profile image87
          earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I fear you are right, I will get told to flug off by a five year old for sure! smile

  10. Merlin Fraser profile image79
    Merlin Fraserposted 5 years ago

    Just a thought but do you think the world could operate without money ?

    Or alternatively if the Governments were to stop thinking about new ways of taxing or fining us they just kept all the money, supply everything else for free and just give us pocket once a week....

    Then they could Fu&# Off and leave us alone !

    1. CMHypno profile image87
      CMHypnoposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well they are already talking about everyone's pay going directly to the HMRC, HMRC deducting all their taxes and only then paying the balance into people's bank accounts.

      The theory is that it will save companies time and money, but it would feel like getting government pocket money. And with their recent past record, it would bound to be a fiasco. Great incentive to stay self employed LOL!

 
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