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Is it true that you cannot swear in public in Poland?


RonWest 3 | 120
8 Feb 2010  #1
Anyone here ever been fined for swimming in a public pool in Poland?
beckski 12 | 1,617
8 Feb 2010  #2
Is it true that you cannot swear in public in Poland?

If that's true, I'll be dead meat when I visit Poland. I will most likely end up in bankruptcy, from all the fines, ha!
z_darius 14 | 3,969
8 Feb 2010  #3
If that's true

Also avoid Michigan, Oklahoma, NC, Rhode Island and a couple other States.
learn polish - | 46
8 Feb 2010  #4
AFAIK, there is some rule that says swearing in public places may cost you up to 50 PLN (somebody correct me if i'm wrong) - in practice it would be pretty much impossible to execute it. If you stand in front of a cop yelling out obscenities, you'll get a fine, that's for sure. Other than that, don't worry, you'd have to have real bad luck to get fined for swearing :)
jonni 16 | 2,485
8 Feb 2010  #5
The fine is exactly 50zl, for 'using vulgarisms in public'. It is a civil 'crime' so the fine can't be enforced except by a civil action which takes ages.
wildrover 98 | 4,452
8 Feb 2010  #6
i always try to swear in English...
Seanus 15 | 19,706
8 Feb 2010  #7
That's not true at all although I hear the K word less and less. You can swear and it just depends who is the judge of can and can't.
mira - | 115
8 Feb 2010  #8
It can't be true, the whole story is made up, I reckon.
Besides, I can bet no Polish person would pay that much for such a silly "crime". You get 100 zł fine when crossing the street on red light, but 500 zl for swearing? Give me a break.
jonni 16 | 2,485
8 Feb 2010  #9
but 500 zl for swearing?

It's 50zl. My friend was fined in Toruń a couple of years ago. He never paid and hasn't heard anything.

Episcopate in Poland in defense of Polish language

The Polish Epsicopate have issued a pastoral letter in defense of good Polish and against the languages growing pauperisation, vulgarity and aggression. They cite sociologists whose research has found a directly proportionate relationship between aggressive and vulgar language and the growth of physical aggression and vulgar behavior in society.
Do you or disagree with the pop-slop culture that imposes and spreads such underclasss language on the rest of society.

I agree the language must be cleaned of vulgarities etc. However, it can`t be done by passing new laws. It is the family and school work.
pawian 157 | 9,121
1 day ago  #10
in practice it would be pretty much impossible to execute it

Yes, that is why so many lower class, lumpenproletariat morons insert kurwa every 3 words. They feel safe.
Lyzko 20 | 6,342
1 day ago  #11
Wildrover made a good point, although now such an old post:-)
Would any fine extend to swearing in a language other than Polish?
lol


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