This advertising slogan that Tourism Australia rather incautiously unleashed on the TV screens and billboards of the English-speaking world a couple of years back, will now cost you a $240 (about £155) on-the-spot fine if you repeat it in the “rust bucket” State of Victoria. The incoming right-wing government has given carte-blanche to the uniformed fuzz to fine anyone who swears. Can you believe it?
Here’s a link to Helen Razer’s post on The Drum (ABC) which will give you some idea about what Aussies think of it. Helen is an Aussie comedienne and social commentator – same thing, really, I suppose!