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While swearing at work is apparently good for you, swearing in your bathroom isn't. Pennsylvania housewife Dawn Herb is preparing to fight charges of disorderly conduct brought against her after she swore at her unruly loo, and shortly afterwards a law enforcement officer. Herb, a resident of West Scranton*, was tackling her …

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@Aubrey

So you don't appreciate other people's expletives, but you'd find normal to tell them to "shut the FUCK up" ?

That's what this cop did. I don't know about you, but where I was brought up the F-word has always been a serious no-no. Seems that now, cops have the right to use it, but not the general populace.

Personally, I think this whole thing is a waste of time. As has been pointed out, he didn't offer to help his neighbor, but he did go out of his way to call his buddies and get her taken in.

Somehow that doesn't strike me as the Christian thing to do.

Oh, and concerning Mr. StillNoCouch, your ignorance of the reasons behind Yank-bashing demonstrate perfectly well why it continues. Besides, it seems to me that, on your side of the pond, you don't really refrain from making fun of other cultures as well, hmm ? I mean, it's not like if you didn't repeat at least once a week that the French have surrendered, right ?

So welcome to the Web. It's not yours, and you are now seriously in minority. If you don't like it here, click away.

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Re: "Slough" ? </More Bottom Feeding>

Yep still no couch, come on, anyone got got a couch for him? I've got the shrink but still no couch.

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@StillNoCouch

"Everyone knows where the web came from."

Indeed. Sir Tim Berners-Lee. A Brit, working in Geneva at the time.

Y'all have a nice day now.

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Burning USA flag icon !

I WANT ONE ! - el reg, get that up and available, stat ! I mean .. he didn't even use the "Flame" icon ..

So the world wide web doesn't count ... ? lol I thought everyone knew where that came from.

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@StillNoCouch

"Heck, I've been in this business for over 20 years and I can't possibly name a single computer, operating system or program worth anything that has the "Made in the UK" label on it."

How about BBC Microcomputers - Electron, model a, B, master etc ending up with the first RISC based computer the Archimedes. If you`ve been in "this business" for 20 years you surely must remember Elite on the BBC B - thats got to be worth *something*!

There's always the Dragon32 too but then again that was welsh...

As for the Emoticon where's the "board troll" one? :)

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@StillNoCouch

Bless...

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@StillNoCouch

Quote:"Heck, I've been in this business for over 20 years and I can't possibly name a single computer, operating system or program worth anything that has the "Made in the UK" label on it."

VME - the best operating system (mainframe or not) ever. Stomps all over IBM/*nix dross. That's why the nefarious 'Merikans/Russkis/Taleban/French planted British "management" at ICL to close down original design and kill off the few innovative brain cells left in the UK. Some escaped, most retired ...

Oh and by the way, were you in a bad mood? Can't take a little gentle British ribbing?

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@Stillnocouch

....er yes sir, we do know where the web came from. Switzerland.

I don't think that this article was particularly anti-american. Maybe you're just a little thin-skinned?

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@Kamal

"VME - the best operating system (mainframe or not) ever."

I preferred George IV

"Stomps all over IBM/*nix dross."

Don't most things (non-Microsoft things, anyway)?

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Poo to that

Sorry, couldn't resist...

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Where better to have a potty-mouth than in the loo? I can't believe the government these days...

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Just bloody lucky, I guess...

... that there weren't any off-duty Scranton coppers lurking around near my house a few years back when I walked out the door (on my way to work, on my birthday) to be greeted by the sight of a lake of shit all over my lawn from a backed-up sewerage line.

I'd probably still be in jail or paying off the fine at $10 a week...

Where's the "wipes forehead in relief" icon?

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@Pascal Monett

"So you don't appreciate other people's expletives, but you'd find normal to tell them to "shut the FUCK up" ?"

<sigh> I tried so hard to write a simple argument without using any expletive, and here's what I get in return?

No, I would not tell them to "shut the fuck up". Nowhere in my post did I even SUGGEST it. As for whether the neighbour did say that, I don't know - I wasn't there - and this whole mess will devolve into a "he said/she said" legal wrangle. Which you are not helping, by the way.

Next time, leave your emotions at the chek-in and read what people ACTUALLY wrote instead of what you want to read so can lambast someone.

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Coat

What a load of shite

Heres an idea. We collect all the lawyers and law makers in the usa and drop the in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq and let them lose on twot (the war on terror)

We could sue everybody leftist, rightist and centre and drag it out for years.

Maybe drop all the crappers on them.

And now I will return to my glass of red and continue on my journey of drunkeness

Aussie Doc

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Unhappy

"Freedom of speech is not an unfettered right"

I agree. However, she is not yelling fire in a crowded theater here. She's cursing her overflowing toilet in her own home.

She should sue this cop and his force for wrongful arrest. She should sue the district for wrongful prosecution. She should send a message that most Americans seem to have forgotten. Keep your nose out of my asshole. The government massively overstepped their bounds here. The police seem to believe that they have more power than they actually have.

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Agree

"Why our friends across the pond persist in using it is a mystery."

It's a Government cover-up to keep the people so busy with their own shite they've no time to worry about the Bullshit, or should that be BushShit.

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@STILLNOCOUCH

Thank you soooo much for actually proving why the citizens of the good 'ole US of A are slandered on such a regular basis. Just so your addled mind can know, the world wide web and the protocols used were a european creation. It was infact development done by CERN (EUROPEAN Organization for Nuclear Research), that eventually led to the publishing of the "world wide web project", which was based on html and http development by the british scientist Tim Berners-Lee. I think what you are refering to as "the web", is actually ARPANET which was developed by the yanks as a way to keep military communication channels open during nuclear attacks, but ARPANET was extremely limited to a few acess nodes and can only be refered to as a limited study into the feasibility of keeping milatary coms channels open when the standard infrastructure is destroyed. If you want to claim any US involvement in the creation of the internet as we know it, give due credit to the research and development ot the tcp/ip protocol done by the boffins of Stanford University. As you can see the development of the world wide web can be seen as a global effort, but most americans like yourself are to arrogant or retarded to realise this.

Oh as a foot note us brits don't claim to have created the pc, but computing itself. From the genius of Babage in the 1800's to the devlopment of Colosus during the 2nd world war to crack the enigma code the birth and development of computing can be placed in gods country itself

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