Warning: You know that little “memo” line on your checks? Don’t write anything obscene there when you make out a check to pay your parking ticket.
A Pennsylvania man has now apologized for what he wrote on a $5 check and the police have now dropped disorderly conduct charges against him.
But there must be something his lawyer can be charged with for uttering this quote while insisting his client would’ve been cleared if the case had gone to trial.
‘‘The F-word isn’t what it used to be,’’ attorney Keith Williams said. It doesn’t have a sexual connotation anymore and so can’t be considered obscene, he said.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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