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On the Maryland Shore: NO $%#@!!!

Signs to be erected to tell people to watch their mouths.

Keeping it clean in Ocean City.
Keeping it clean in Ocean City.

Notice to potty mouths heading to Ocean City: Keep it clean.

The town is planning to erect signs that remind you, "No Profanity Please" on every block along the boardwalk, The Associated Press reports.

The blue and white signs, approved by the town council on Monday, will also be available to business owners who wish to post them.

Ocean City's attorney Guy Ayres stresses that the pesky First Amendment right to free speech prevents Ocean City from outlawing profanity in public places — but not suggesting that people be civil.

Councilwoman Mary Knight, who pitched the idea in January, says the signs will be a reminder that "shows that Ocean City cares," the AP reported. Knight says two hoteliers suggested the idea after seeing similar signs in Virginia Beach.

Arlene April 08, 2014 at 12:19 PM
Have we turned into a communist country? I think democrats are all socialists at heart. When local governments starts taking away our free speech and right to curse if we want to, then they are overstepping their authority. They are ignorant of the rights and freedoms in this country... comrade.
Kolo Jezdec April 08, 2014 at 01:21 PM
Could you cite something in this article that indicates the government is sanctioning any speech?
Kolo Jezdec April 08, 2014 at 07:31 PM
"Ocean City's attorney Guy Ayres stresses that the...First Amendment right to free speech prevents Ocean City from outlawing profanity in public places — but not [from]suggesting that people be civil."
BobBaft May 07, 2014 at 10:38 AM
Nothing I like better than some ghetto slobs screaming obscenities at their home-boys in front of my kid...especially when they call each other the N-bomb, but nobody else is allowed to say it.
TM May 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM
This can literally happen almost anywhere. Ocean City is not a 'kid safe' or 'expletive free' 'zone'. It shouldn't be either. No easy answers - bans or 'suggestions' of bans are not a solution.

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