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Angry rant against offensive messages on clothing.

  Brumas 20:09 20 Dec 2018
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I've been debating as to whether or not I would post about this, what I can only describe as an affront to decency, on here as this is a family oriented forum and children may read but what I saw really shocked me!

Whilst stopped at the lights in Berwick approaching the car was, what I can only describe as an obnoxious looking slob and his equally repulsive mate. The writing on the front of his mucky looking hoody was

Your mother

Is s*king ccks

In Hell.

There were no asterisks!!!

How are manufacturers allowed to produce this filth, I would have thought it violated public decency/pornographic literature/common sense - I don't know if there are laws against this but they bloomin well should be! I spent the next 5 minutes hunting for a copper so that I could draw it to his attention - no such luck!

I just cannot understand why do these cretinous toerags do it???

End of RANT.

Sorry if I have shocked any innocents reading this.

  Old Deuteronomy 20:26 20 Dec 2018

I strongly suspect it is because they are "cretinous toerags". BTW, you don't shock me, I've worked in some rough places!

  wee eddie 20:50 20 Dec 2018

I suspect that they got just the rise they wanted

  Brumas 21:31 20 Dec 2018

wee eddie, I suppose so but how sad. I would have liked to have seen a policeman and drawn this waste of space to his attention!

  wee eddie 22:34 20 Dec 2018

Do you not remember trying to shock ones elders?

  Brumas 22:40 20 Dec 2018

wee eddie, silly question, of course I did but I didn't need to parade around with really offensive swear words on my chest to do it!

Being ex-Merch and Army I am no stranger to profanity but not in front of women and children because all ages and sexes were walking along the street and must have seen it!

  qwbos 01:03 21 Dec 2018

Slightly different, but I saw an item on the news today regarding Disney having trademarked the Swahili phrase Hakuna Matata. Difficult to understand how you can trademark words that are in daily usage, but clearly, there's money to be made, as there is from inscriptions that most people would find either offensive or misplaced in public view.

If you fancy a long read, you can have a look at this and see if what you saw falls within outraging public decency.

  Brumas 09:24 21 Dec 2018
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qwbos ,The indecency requirement 2.38 page 15 seems to fit the bill in your first link.

  bremner 10:14 21 Dec 2018

Forget the Outraging Public Decency - people have been successfully prosecuted for wearing offensive t shirts under Section 4a(1)(b)of the Public Order Act 1986

(1)A person is guilty of an offence if, with intent to cause a person harassment, alarm or distress, he—

(a)uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour, or disorderly behaviour, or

(b)displays any writing, sign or other visible representation which is threatening, abusive or insulting,

thereby causing that or another person harassment, alarm or distress.

  Brumas 10:27 21 Dec 2018

bremner, thanks, I shall keep a copy of that and if I see the oaf again I will at least know what to tell the police, if and when I could find an officer!

  wee eddie 11:35 21 Dec 2018

Very likely it would have to be a Private Prosecution because I can't see the CPS having the available funds for such a Prosecution

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