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Massachusetts town passes swearing ordinance

MIDDLEBOROUGH, Mass. -- One Massachusetts town is making an interesting move when it comes to getting rid of foul language in public places.

Town leaders in Middleborough have approved an ordinance that calls for a fine if you get caught cursing.

The ordinance has some people there a bit on edge.

Officials say the proposal was not intended to censor casual or private conversations, but to crack down on loud profanity used by teens and other young people in the downtown area and public parks.

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