No More French "Kissing and Making Up"
Why? Because France now proposes to outlaw
"yelling" at your spouse. Don't they already have enough of a demographic problem? So what happens when there are no more "oopsies" from the "make up" sex? Negative population growth?
The linked story also contains a few gems worth noting. The first is the suggestion that, while the law would apply equally to male and female offenders, women are more likely to suffer from verbal attacks. Really? I'd suggest that they are more likely to "suffer" from it (because they actually "hear" it) and, therefore, maybe they're more likely to report it . . . but, seriously? Are they less likely to commit it? I guess nagging doesn't count. I'll be sure to keep that piece of information in my quiver . . . and use it. Count on it.
But the best is the quote from the French sociologist, Pierre Bonnet: "Next they will be making rudeness a crime, and the police and courts will be overrun with work." In France? Really? I can't imagine!
2:11 PM / January 6, 2010
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