Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Perth, Australia
Dumb / useless laws. What's the dumbest you've heard?
I've found there are some pretty stupid and pointless laws out there made by the government, especially those made for "political correctness".
Here's two over here in Australia:
"Singing of the song 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' in public is no longer politically correct and is prohibited, as the word 'black' is racist."
"The Fairy Penguin (a small penguin species living off the coast of Western Australia) must now be called the 'Little Penguin', due to the word 'Fairy' being tied to homosexuality."
Those are two very pathetic laws.
I still hear kids singing 'Baa baa black sheep', and everyone except the government and media still calls the Fairy Penguins by their original name.
And I don't blame them... they have a right to, and it's not like the government is going to start arresting everyone who sings a song or calls a penguin by its name.
So my questions to you is: What are the dumbest laws you've heard of, and what country did they come from?