Tuesday, May 31, 2011

fining Aussies for swearing?

that is ludicrous. When a cute bikini'ed Aussie girl, we'll let Natalie Imbruglia stand in here, walks by in the Australian State of Victoria, do NOT say "Sh^t, she's f%$#ing hot" if you don't want a A$240 (US$257) fine. Well, you probably shouldn't say that anyway if you're above a neanderthal, but I needed a specific example and a reason to post some Natalie Imbruglia.

Honestly, the thing people love about Aussies* is how laid-back and cool they are. If that involves the occasional lewd comment or crude language, so be it. I get the point of it, but ideas and action aren't always compatible.

The State's top lawyer says (from the article):

"Occasionally I mutter things under my breath as probably everybody does," he told ABC radio. But this law is not targeted at that, it's targeted at the sort of obnoxious, offensive behaviour in public that makes life unpleasant for everybody else."

I'd love to see after a few months of this being in place, what percentage of infractions are "things under [the fined party's] breath", using his own words. This law is ridiculous.

"Damn that's a cool bridge...did I just get fined?"

Source -> http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=CNG.7da929b60d93d912325df4a2c96e2701.831&show_article=1

*Aware of the vast over-generalization of an entire country to make my point

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