Purely for laughs — but be careful WHERE you laugh
Posted by Henry Bauer on 2009/12/06
I use Google Alerts to keep me informed not only about HIV/AIDS stuff but also other things I’m interested in, like Scotland in general and Loch Ness in particular. I’m rewarded by occasional terrific photos of the glorious Scottish landscape and uproarious illustrations of a British and Scottish penchant for “fair play” that sometimes seems excessive. For example, parents who have given a child a slap on the behind in public have been charged with assault, with “beating” the child.
Public behavior that may be widely regarded as undesirable can actually be legally banned under what’s called an ASBO: anti-social behavior order. ASBOs can, for example, ban a person from laughing in public.
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