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Shut the #@%$ Up! It's No Cussing Week in LA County

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Drunken sailors, road-ragers, stand-up comedians, excitable sports fans, ranters, teenagers, and anyone with a four-letter bomb habit, listen up: Tomorrow Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to declare the first week in March "No Cussing Week," reports the Daily News. Antonovich's spokesperson explained the motion is "a good reminder for all of us, not just young people but everybody, to be respectful to one another and watch the words we use." It was a young person who came up with the idea, actually. 15-year-old South Pasadena High's McKay Hatch has been on a mission to clean up his classmates' potty mouths.

Of course, no one will be following us around with bars of soap poised for a penalty washing, and no one will appear with a "swear jar" to take your cash if you let the curses fly, but at least you might police yourself and gain some self-awareness, and maybe keep it up. That's all Hatch really wants: "If you can do a week without cussing, maybe you can do two weeks. And then maybe a month."