Apparently the tiny town of Twisp has a big problem with bad words. How else to explain a proposed law from police chief Rob Hall, who wants to fine residents for "abusive language," also known as making it illegal to be mean.
Twisp's plan for economic recovery.
Hall just moved to the 1,000-person town from Virginia last month. A state where cursing is considered a misdemeanor. Under his new ordinance, potty-mouths in Twisp would be treated like speeders, with a maximum ticketed fine of $50.
Hall's boss, the mayor, insists his new police chief isn't trying to enforce Southern politeness on his neighbors. But he also tells The Wenatchee World that foul-mouthed outlaws aren't exactly rampant. As for real outlaws, well that's another f$#%@($ story.