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  • A controversial measure recently instated by one of our senior staff members.

    20c for "minor swears"

    $1.00 for "major swears"

    Exactly what constitutes swearing has been the topic of many discussions in the last three days.

    July 23, 2008

  • my best friend growing up was catholic; her mother had one of these. i think the charge was one quarter. (now, it makes me think of "ten in the swear jar," a band i only know of through a song they covered.)

    and what of minced oaths? "sir, i said 'shish kebabs.'"

    July 24, 2008

  • On a bus trip in Stry many years ago, instead of a swear jar, we were forced to perform humilitating public penance known as dead ants.

    I got nailed so many times. I can barely breathe without swearing. *sigh*

    July 25, 2008

  • what on earth? tell me more! you've sent my imagination reeling.

    July 26, 2008

  • When the bus stopped, the offenders had to, immediately upon disembarking, lie on the ground (no matter where or what), raise arms and legs into the air, and wiggle for a predetermined period of time.

    I would much rather have paid my 50 cents or whatever. In fact I recall at least one occasion when they said "Chained_bear, that's a dead ant!" and I said "F$%#!!"

    "That's another ten seconds!"

    "Aw, sh*t, man!--"

    "Another ten seconds!"

    "Wait, that's not f$%#ing fair--"



    July 26, 2008

  • Sounds a lot like being a legger.

    July 26, 2008

  • what an unusual use of authority! i don't recall many public humiliation policies from the schools i've gone to.

    ha, "no swearing" is always one of the first rules instated in certain drinking games, for that very reason. it works even better on the imbibed.

    July 26, 2008

  • Dude, if they instituted a swear jar at my company, I'd be broke within a month. But several others would go down too, including the President, so thankfully it's never been brought up.

    July 26, 2008