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Question of the Day: What Would You Do if Curse Words Were Banned?

We want to know how Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill and Boerum Hill readers feel about profanity.

In the aftermath of Mayor Bloomberg's push to in New York City, much has been made of so-called nanny-state politics limiting our freedom of choice.

Conversely, in a small town in Massachusetts residents voted last week to to impose a $20 fine on anyone who curses in public. 

"Tired of teenagers and some adults shouting obscenities in public areas, Middleborough, Mass. voted 183-50 to approve a proposal from the police chief to clamp down on public profanity," reported CBS News.

Is what's coming out of our mouths just as important as what's being put into them? Could similar legislation ever make it to the Big Apple? And, perhaps more importantly, would Brooklyn ever be the same?

Without further ado, our Question of the Day:

If you were fined for swearing, what would you do? And out of all the folks you know, who would be fined the most?

Sara June 18, 2012 at 03:44 PM
I would probably be getting fined....

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