From the Daily Mail:
In the United Arab Emirates, if you are caught swearing, you could face a fine, jail or deportation. The country’s penal code states that ‘swearing disgraces the honour or the modesty of a person’. The law does not just include a spoken word, it extends to text messages and social media, including ‘indecent’ emojis.
I wouldn’t just be fucked, I’d be FUBAR.
And unlike the Florida law (banning farting in public after 6pm) which, I would guess, is never enforced, the Muzzies would definitely go after you just for calling someone a dumb motherfucker.
Not that the UAE (nor any of the Arab/Muzzy states) would be on my travel list anyway.
All the other laws in the article are just good examples of government overreach, except this one:
In Norway, Sunday is a day of rest and by law, you are not allowed to carry out any activity that makes a lot of noise – and that includes mowing your lawn. If your neighbours do call the police after they catch you mowing your lawn on a Sunday, officers could tell you stop. And if you don’t they could visit your home and hand out a fine.
Having lived in a house where one neighbor thought it was just peachy to mow his lawn at 6.30am (“to avoid the heat”), I could support this law — but instead of getting the fuzz involved, I’d be happy to apply a little corrective action on my own behalf, with a defense to prosecution requirement.
And no, I wouldn’t shoot the inconsiderate asshole (I’m not a complete barbarian); but he would need to get a new lawnmower afterwards.