(POLITICO) A Massachusetts town is crying foul on residents with dirty mouths.

Middleborough, a town of about 20,000 residents in the southeastern corner of the state, voted 183-50 on Monday to empower police officers to issue a $20 fine for cursing in public, The Associated Press reported. As there’s no official list of offending words, tickets are left to the officer’s discretion, Police Chief Bruce Gates said at the town meeting.

“I don’t see an issue, we have a lot of things to do. This is not a priority,” he said, according to The Patriot Ledger.


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