Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >
Topic Options
#214921 - 12/06/06 02:17 PM What constitutes profanity?
Ok - I just got a petition alleging a violation of probation by one of my young clients. One of the conditions of probation is to follow all school rules. My kid's in trouble for not following the school rule that prohibits profanity.

I don't think what my kid said constitutes profanity (although I would concede he probably had an inappropriate attitude - but that's not what's alleged).

You guys tell me what you think constitutes profanity - I'll use any good arguments I get when I argue his case next Monday. After I hear from some of you, I'll let you know what he said.

#214925 - 12/06/06 02:30 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: ]
sweetjane Offline
this is vague. it would be easier if we knew what he said. i do not know any laws, but my take on it is:

-using one of the '7 dirty words'
-cussing out someone directly
-borderline: saying 'FU', and i mean literally, not what it stands for. i dont let my kid curse, but she can say 'FU', but only if it is joking around
-using obscene gestures directly to someone.
-spitting on someone

i'm sure there is much more....enquiring minds want to know...

#214926 - 12/06/06 02:31 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: sweetjane]

anytime the following is used, it is profanity.


#214930 - 12/06/06 02:38 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: GAY AND DAVID]
See, I don't think what my kid said had the +++'s and the **'s in it!

I can't believe I am actually searching for case law on what constitutes profanity!!

#214931 - 12/06/06 02:44 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: ]
iluvbelize Offline
Can you give us an example of what the kid MAY have said?

#214934 - 12/06/06 02:48 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: iluvbelize]
I dont' mind saying what was said, and I will - but what I'm really looking for right now is some opinions about what the general public (to the extent members of this board fall into that category laugh ) consider profanity. I'd like to hear those opinions before telling you what was said, so that you are not just providing me with an opinion about whether what was said was profane.

#214935 - 12/06/06 02:52 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: ]
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
Was it verbal or a gesture?
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

#214937 - 12/06/06 02:55 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: ]
JohnnyB Offline
Its not always what is said, but how and who it was said to. With the internet and all the lingo many words made up or real have become "Inappropriate" but not so much profanity.
"You look like SNOOPY and it makes me smile, but you have smelly dog farts."

#214939 - 12/06/06 02:57 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: dogmatic prevaricator]
dogmatic prevaricator Offline
I think profanity can be an art form. There's nothing like a well placed cuss word. See David Mamet.
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before.

#214941 - 12/06/06 03:01 PM Re: What constitutes profanity? [Re: dogmatic prevaricator]
Hon Offline
I think profanity is in the ear of the beholder. There are many words that I would think profane if said in front of someone my mother's age, in the presence of a child or in a church etc..

...but in the privacy of my own home, with others of my peer group (whom I know to be of similar thinking) or in books or movies, these same words might be perfectly acceptable.
Newfoundlanders are the only people in heaven who want to go home.

Page 1 of 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 >

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
Caye Caulker

TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lilí Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
Mini Chat

Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Who's Online
2 registered (cracked up, Marty), 43 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
18,638 Registered Members
44 Forums
63,734 Topics
461,302 Posts

Most users ever online: 1,262 @ 06/10/07 02:16 PM

AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com SanPedroDaily.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.