BOSTON GLOBE, AP (United States)
MIDDLEBOROUGH - When in Massachusetts, watch your language!
Residents in Middleborough, a town of about 20,000 inhabitants outside of Boston, have voted to make the foul-mouthed pay $20 fines for swearing in public.
Town Meeting members, by a 183 to 50 tally, voted to institute as a non-criminal civic violation for excessive swearing in public, at a $20 fine, the Boston Globe reports. The ordinance gives police discretion over whether to ticket someone if they believe the cursing ban has been violated, AP reports.