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Watch your mouth, California, or the State is going to wash it for you.

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The nation’s most populous state is asking its 38 million residents to stop using four-letter words for an entire week beginning Monday.

Assembly Approves Cuss Free Week – The Fresno Bee

Now, I thought I really ought to share this with you for 2 reasons:

I say fine, let’s do it. But if we’re going to do it, I insist we have Talk Like A Deadwood Character, just to be fair. I think the week of March 15 would be good. First week of Daylight Savings, St. Patrick’s Day, green beer. Perfect.

Second, this is the fist time in the long and storied life of Metaphor that I’ve had the chance to quote The Fresno Bee.

So, this is going to be really nice. Next week, while cities up and down the state are laying off cops, we can all speak politely about it. 

It’s a nice gesture, at the grassroots level, and I kinda have to respect it. But it’s ironic to note, as does The Bee, that it “comes four months after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger sparked headlines with an acrostic veto message that began with the letter "F" and ended with "You."