21/03/2013

Bingo Ban

A man in America has been banned from saying "bingo". That's a harsh and cruel punishment. Now how is he meant answer the question, "What would you rather punch yourself in the kidneys than do"?

18-year-old Austin Whaley got into trouble when he ran into a bingo hall in Covington, Kentucky and yelled "bingo" during a game last month. Amazingly he was lynched by all the old ladies, which is what I thought would've happened. For the bad news for Austin was that police sergeant Richard Webster who was off duty was there.

The police report said: "This caused the hall to quit operating since they thought someone had won. This delayed the game by several minutes and caused alarm to patrons."

They were alarmed by someone shouting bingo in a bingo hall? Life must be a challenge.

The defendant avoided the maximum sentence of 90 days in jail and a $250 fine when he appeared in front of District Judge Douglas Grothaus. The Judge instead ordered Whaley: "Do not say the word 'bingo' for six months."

If judges can order people to not say certain words can we pass a law stopping young folk saying "like" all the time? Cos that's, like, really annoying like.

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