Anti-swearing law

Bob Haas highbob at MINDSPRING.COM
Mon Feb 21 23:10:19 UTC 2000

Isn't this the item that started the thread?


> From: Bob Fitzke <fitzke at VOYAGER.NET>
> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
> Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 17:19:04 -0500
> Subject: Re: Anti-swearing law
> For a discussion of what precipitated one of our most recent
> dialogues----
> An article in the Detroit Free Press reports that a circuit judge
> Thursday upheld the constitutionality of an 1897 state law prohibiting
> cursing in front of women and children. According to the article, Arenac
> County Judge Ronald Bergeron affirmed a jury's conviction of Timothy
> Boomer of Roseville for violating the law in August 1998 when he fell
> from his canoe into the Rifle River.
> (Detroit Free Press)

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