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6/14/13 at 11:58 PM 0 Comments

Restaurant Raises $660 for Charity From Profanity Tax

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This news story makes me smile. A restaurant in in Houma, Louisiana - the city where I grew up - started charging its customers 25 cents for each use of profanity and 75 cents for taking God's name in vain.

According to the Houma Daily Courier newspaper, Big Al's raised $660 and will give the money to charity.

I think this is a great way to teach people to be careful of what they say. Manager Deborah Duplantis told the newspaper, "People don’t think about how often they swear until they got to pay for it."

Parents could charge their children 25 cents each time they say a bad word and if the parents speak the profanity, they would have to pay also.

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