Swearing at people and insulting them is illegal

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I was wondering why no one brought this up in the Postbank cheat discussion. The Lad was very lucky that they didn´t call the police on him. Insulting someone in this country in that manner is an offense and he could be prosecuted and fined. Same as driving in your car and flippin someone the finger. Lets be careful out there. What are the fines? Does anyone know?

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Art. 1, paragraph 1 - Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar. Sie zu achten und zu schützen ist Verpflichtung aller staatlichen Gewalt. (official translation: Human dignity shall be inviolable. To respect and protect it shall be the duty of all state authority.)
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so is it ok to tell someone "here in Germany, you are a very dignified XXXXX with a XXXXXXX inviolable right to respect and protection, though in other countries people would simply view you as a complete XXXXXX, XXXXXX, XXXXXX-XXXXXX".

 

is that OK?

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Yeah, a good thing about them Germans is that they always take a "common sense" approach with Laws/Society/service/etc.

 

Can anyone say "Paragraphenreiter?"

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Would some one care to explain what this post is actually all about?

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Thing is, if you swear at them in English then they don't realise how bad it is...

They say "fuck" and "shit" all the time, it's no big deal.

It's great, really.

 

Just don't try swearing at them in German.

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Too right Topsy, it's madness "They say "fuck" and "shit" all the time, it's no big deal. "

 

It made me laugh on sunday listening to local radio when the unedited-version of "who the XXXX is Alice" song came on. This is the same day I can't put my bin out or do the laundry, coz THAT would be offensive...!!! ;)

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What if they yell at you for jaywalking and you holler back "Schluss-denker"? Calling someone close minded might be borderline offensive?

Insult or not, they'll fine you for jaywalking!

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Thanks goodness germans usually have a relaxed approach if someone loses himself. In US it even might had ended in serious problems because using such wording towards a woman might end up in beeing sued for sexual harrasment

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What does Schluss-denker exactly mean? it translates to End thinker. I have never heard that word.

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Nonsense! I do it all the time.

Well, I guess for you it's a case of "Jaywalko ergo sum". :D

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Germans, sheep, SHEEP I say! Baaaah.

 

Nothing like seeing a couple of German pedestrians standing at a red light, 2:00 in the morning, not a moving vehicle within 1000m :D

 

Baaaah.

 

Do lemmings have a distintive noise?

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Yes 'Beleidigung' is an offence in germany. Incidentally, to use the 'du' form with somebody when inappropriate can also be classified as beleidigung and not just for policemen, for anyone.

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...but all the "Fuckyouall" stickers and t-shirts are okay, then. As well as the soft-core porn that Pro-7 advertises before 8 pm. And all the porno mags on display for all the schoolkids to see when walking through the passage at Isartor... and the uncesored "songs" on the radio during the day... I wait for the day some jackass brings charges against me for calling him one. Then I will sue the German media in general for "offending" me on a daily basis. Party at my house when I win.

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