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vidcapper
post Sep 13 2017, 06:43 AM
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Interesting article, and it's even from one of this forum's 'approved' sources...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/32-cr...-every-10862293

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TOP 40 ĎSMALLí LAWS BROKEN BY BRITS:

Drank alcohol under the age of 18
Sworn or gestured to other road users
Eaten or drank whilst driving
Vacuumed between the hours of 6pm & 8am on a weekday or 1pm & 8am on a Saturday or on a Sunday
Parked partly on a payment
Cycled on pavements
Speeding whilst driving
Pocketed change when given wrong amount
Beeped a horn for any reason other than alerting traffic
Been drunk on the street, in a pub or in a restaurant
Changed a CD whilst driving
Had sex in a public place
Bought cigarettes under the age of 18
Dropped litter
Taken illegal drugs
Disturbed people by ringing their doorbells / knocking at their doors and leaving before being answered (or playing knock, knock, ginger - also known as known down ginger)
Not worn a seatbelt during a car journey
Flown a kite in a park
Used a fake name on the internet
Stuck a postage stamp upside down
Used a mobile phone while driving
Cycled without lights after dark
Parked on double yellow lines
Driven through a red light
Not paid for a carrier bag at a self-service check-out
Had sex when you were under 16 years of age
Not had a TV license and watched TV
Used someone else's Wi-Fi without them knowing
Smoked in a non-smoking area
Thrown tree cuttings back over your neighbours' garden
Claimed an item at the self-service till without paying for it
Taken a child out of school for a holiday - without the head teacher's permission
Not informed the DVLA of a change of name or address
Not cleaned up after your dog has pooed on the street/public path
Cycled through a red light
Fiddled your expenses
Sung or chanted a crude football chant in the street
Gone fishing without a license
Parked opposite a junction
Put make-up on while driving

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How many of these do you break? wink.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 08:02 AM
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Why are half of these even "crimes"
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post Sep 13 2017, 08:03 AM
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I've said before that some laws really should have an expiry date. If nobody has been prosecuted for a specified length of time (e.g. five years) then the law should lapse. The one about vacuuming outside certain hours is a perfect example of this. I assume it dates from a time when vacuum cleaners were noisier than they are now.
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post Sep 13 2017, 08:04 AM
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QUOTE(vidcapper @ Sep 13 2017, 07:43 AM) *
Interesting article, and it's even from one of this forum's 'approved' sources...

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/32-cr...-every-10862293

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TOP 40 ĎSMALLí LAWS BROKEN BY BRITS:
  1. Drank alcohol under the age of 18
  2. Sworn or gestured to other road users
  3. Eaten or drank whilst driving
  4. Vacuumed between the hours of 6pm & 8am on a weekday or 1pm & 8am on a Saturday or on a Sunday
  5. Parked partly on a payment
  6. Cycled on pavements
  7. Speeding whilst driving
  8. Pocketed change when given wrong amount
  9. Beeped a horn for any reason other than alerting traffic
  10. Been drunk on the street, in a pub or in a restaurant
  11. Changed a CD whilst driving
  12. Had sex in a public place
  13. Bought cigarettes under the age of 18
  14. Dropped litter
  15. Taken illegal drugs
  16. Disturbed people by ringing their doorbells / knocking at their doors and leaving before being answered (or playing knock, knock, ginger - also known as known down ginger)
  17. Not worn a seatbelt during a car journey
  18. Flown a kite in a park
  19. Used a fake name on the internet
  20. Stuck a postage stamp upside down
  21. Used a mobile phone while driving
  22. Cycled without lights after dark
  23. Parked on double yellow lines
  24. Driven through a red light
  25. Not paid for a carrier bag at a self-service check-out
  26. Had sex when you were under 16 years of age
  27. Not had a TV license and watched TV
  28. Used someone else's Wi-Fi without them knowing
  29. Smoked in a non-smoking area
  30. Thrown tree cuttings back over your neighbours' garden
  31. Claimed an item at the self-service till without paying for it
  32. Taken a child out of school for a holiday - without the head teacher's permission
  33. Not informed the DVLA of a change of name or address
  34. Not cleaned up after your dog has pooed on the street/public path
  35. Cycled through a red light
  36. Fiddled your expenses
  37. Sung or chanted a crude football chant in the street
  38. Gone fishing without a license
  39. Parked opposite a junction
  40. Put make-up on while driving

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How many of these do you break? wink.gif
1. Donít think I ever did this ohmy.gif
2. If I did this I was probably just really not in the mood
3. No
4. Wtf in the uk really? Yes Iíve done that :/
5. Possibly when I was on lessons
6. Many times in the past lamfooo (was probably under 18 tho)
7. Again see #5
8. kink.gif yes
9. As a kid a couple times
10. A couple of times
11. No
12. No
13. No
14. Yes
15. *cough*
16. Oh yes, fun times #sorrynotsorry
17. Yup
18. Probably! YEARS ago tho
19. heehee.gif me? Nahhhh
20. idk but wtf
21. No
22. Possibly err probably
23. No
24. No
25. No (lol if this is easy to do tho :í) )
26. No
27. Maybe kink.gif not these days tho
28. Yes omg so sorry
29. No
30. Sort of or not Iím not sure
31. No
32. My mum has laugh.gif
33. No
34. Yeee
35. Possibly
36. What does this mean laugh.gif
37. LMAO I actually might have
38. No (wait maybe once years ago)
39. No
40. Totez (nah)

Not even broken half of these teresa.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 11:12 AM
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I don't drive, or drink, so that eliminates a lot of them immediately. smile.gif

I can think of 6 that I have done, though.
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post Sep 13 2017, 11:17 AM
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I think I havent done 7 of these.

BadgalTiTi indeed
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post Sep 13 2017, 12:27 PM
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I think I'm at about 20 lol
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post Sep 13 2017, 12:37 PM
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Been drunk in a pub? I'm sorry?! Who hasn't! rotf.gif

Definitely guilty for a lot of these kink.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 12:39 PM
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Stuck a postage stamp upside down

I didn't know that was a crime, I've done it a few times cry.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 12:42 PM
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I always find it funny that it's illegal to serve anyone who is drunk. The drinks service industry would die if people followed that laugh.gif

QUOTE(Mart!n @ Sep 13 2017, 01:39 PM) *
Stuck a postage stamp upside down

I didn't know that was a crime, I've done it a few times cry.gif

Well you've actually committed TREASON!! ohmy.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 01:12 PM
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I've most definitely not done any of these, if anyone asks. Especially the one about cycling on the pavement. smile.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 01:43 PM
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Can we take the Mirror off this forum's list of approved sources thanks

Cyclists have enough problems with being ostracised by both foot-shufflers and motor slaves without the law coming into it.

QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Sep 13 2017, 09:03 AM) *
I've said before that some laws really should have an expiry date. If nobody has been prosecuted for a specified length of time (e.g. five years) then the law should lapse. The one about vacuuming outside certain hours is a perfect example of this. I assume it dates from a time when vacuum cleaners were noisier than they are now.


Agreed, for the majority of the laws on this list, that would be good.

Of course, not for the significant laws that are mixed with no distinction into this list of 'small crimes' (the Mirror knows what it's doing here and it's dangerous rhetoric), like speeding and the other dangerous driving laws, illegal drugs, underage drinking, fraud via 'fiddling your expenses' etc.
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post Sep 13 2017, 01:44 PM
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I've done 21 laugh.gif We did crime and deviance in sociology so I thought a lot about this, a lot of things that are technically illegal or outdated laws that we all do fairly often without even realising, some laws are so silly.
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post Sep 13 2017, 02:38 PM
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19...

I slipped an item into my bag of shopping once at the self-service because it didn't have a barcode and I couldn't be bothered with the kerfuffle. ph34r.gif
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post Sep 13 2017, 02:40 PM
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Disturbed people by ringing their doorbells / knocking at their doors and leaving before being answered (or playing knock, knock, ginger - also known as known down ginger)

We get this all the time round here, especially a few doors away where an old couple live, they get frightened to go out the next day.
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post Sep 13 2017, 02:42 PM
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"knock, knock, ginger"?? laugh.gif that's the first time I've heard of that, I've only known it as 'cherry door knocking'

being teetotal and not having a driving license eliminates a fair amount of these for me
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post Sep 13 2017, 02:44 PM
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From the knock, knock, ginger Wikipedia page

"The game in various forms is known by different names geographically, including the following:

Ding dong ditch (United States, Canada)
Chicky melly, chap-door-run (Scotland)
Knock and run
Cherry knocking (United Kingdom, late 20th century)
Nicky nicky nine doors (Canada, United States)
Ring and run (United States)
Belletje trekken (Netherlands), belleke trek (Flanders)
Knock and nash (Cumbria, United Kingdom)"

some of these names! laugh.gif new mufti
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post Sep 13 2017, 02:44 PM
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I've done 28 👀
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Nicky nicki nein doors!!!
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post Sep 13 2017, 02:49 PM
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Chicky Melly sounds like a toddler's name for food or something :')

I think I've only done about 12 of these, clearly not even a mini badass.

Aren't parks like ideal places for flying kites, providing there's a lot of open space? unsure.gif Well unless there's a lot of trees (lmao at the vacuum one as well)

QUOTE(danG @ Sep 13 2017, 02:12 PM) *
I've most definitely not done any of these, if anyone asks. Especially the one about cycling on the pavement. smile.gif


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