Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Living in Switzerland > Swiss politics/news  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 17.09.2011, 21:05
Swissoconnors's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nidwalden
Posts: 185
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 147 Times in 72 Posts
Swissoconnors has an excellent reputationSwissoconnors has an excellent reputationSwissoconnors has an excellent reputationSwissoconnors has an excellent reputation
Funny regulations - can you think of any?

I was bored this evening and thought some of you might be too - hey ya never know - so though I'd share my Spanish homework with you. As long as you don't answer in Spanish it's not cheating.

I'm looking for amusing laws or regulations. Not necessarily real ones - although those are welcome too - just ones that the crazy politician of your choice might decide to bring in for a laugh - or not!

For example...

Making the CHF a non-convertible currency.
Invading Italy/Belgium to stabilise the political situation there.
All policemen to wear uniforms in bed, so as to facilitate a swift reaction to midnight crime*.

(The point of the homework is to correctly use the subjunctive, there are no bonus points for creativity but I like to be able to laugh whilst working my way through the slew of red marks on the corrected version.)

*Yes, I did steal this one from the Daily Mash.

Last edited by Swissoconnors; 17.09.2011 at 21:35. Reason: non-transferable currency doesn't mean anything!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 17.09.2011, 21:10
jrspet's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Quaint Wädenswil, Zürich, CH
Posts: 8,131
Groaned at 27 Times in 20 Posts
Thanked 7,036 Times in 3,912 Posts
jrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond reputejrspet has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

Try http://www.dumblaws.com/laws/united-states/alabama and choose Switzerland or other countries.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank jrspet for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 17.09.2011, 21:25
Swissoconnors's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Nidwalden
Posts: 185
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 147 Times in 72 Posts
Swissoconnors has an excellent reputationSwissoconnors has an excellent reputationSwissoconnors has an excellent reputationSwissoconnors has an excellent reputation
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

Thanks. I did try Google first. Didn't come across anything I liked sufficiently.
Anyway I thought people might enjoy thinking up weird laws to sort out their neighbours or common complaints - although it looks like everyone's busy eating popcorn in the I-hate-English-speaking-immigrants thread right now.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03.10.2011, 22:05
Jobsrobertsharpii's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Z-U-R-I-C-H
Posts: 2,335
Groaned at 173 Times in 124 Posts
Thanked 3,384 Times in 1,536 Posts
Jobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

Apparently in Florida, U.S. it is illegal to fart in public after 6pm. God, I'd be imprisoned for life...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03.10.2011, 22:14
poptart's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 1,785
Groaned at 33 Times in 28 Posts
Thanked 3,013 Times in 1,242 Posts
poptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond reputepoptart has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

Quote:
View Post
Apparently in Florida, U.S. it is illegal to fart in public after 6pm. God, I'd be imprisoned for life...
Surely that's a joke given the average age is over 60 and flatulence is nearly obligatory in those over 60 who really don't care anymore. They'd have to lock up half the state! Reminds me of an old and tired joke: There are two kinds of drivers in Florida: old peole and their parents...(both of who fart abundantly I might add. ).
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03.10.2011, 22:21
Jobsrobertsharpii's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Z-U-R-I-C-H
Posts: 2,335
Groaned at 173 Times in 124 Posts
Thanked 3,384 Times in 1,536 Posts
Jobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond reputeJobsrobertsharpii has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

Quote:
View Post
Surely that's a joke given the average age is over 60 and flatulence is nearly obligatory in those over 60 who really don't care anymore. They'd have to lock up half the state! Reminds me of an old and tired joke: There are two kinds of drivers in Florida: old peole and their parents...(both of who fart abundantly I might add. ).
As long as you're quiet about it, nobody knows... Probably those 'seasoned citizens' have developed an acumen for SBDs...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03.10.2011, 22:37
Captain Greybeard's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Sarganserland / NW Lower Penin
Posts: 3,518
Groaned at 43 Times in 37 Posts
Thanked 7,410 Times in 2,314 Posts
Captain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond reputeCaptain Greybeard has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

About twelve years ago, I dug around in old archives of Suttons Bay, Michigan. There I found an ordinance from the late 1890 that said that home owners who shoveled snow in front of their houses along the streets were obliged to push the snow on the street to make sure there was enough for the horse-drawn sleds.

The funny thing was, no one could remember that ordinance, so it had never been repealed.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03.10.2011, 22:42
miniMia's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: romandie
Posts: 9,975
Groaned at 101 Times in 92 Posts
Thanked 9,106 Times in 4,522 Posts
miniMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond reputeminiMia has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Funny regulations - can you think of any?

All "r" should be removed from the Spanish language.

TVs should shut off automatically after 2 hours of usage and turn back on only after spending half hour on that stationary bike you promised your partner you would use "every day".

Trees should be discouraged from producing and releasing any substance that causes allergy symptoms, particularly head aches.


Quote:
View Post
About twelve years ago, I dug around in old archives of Suttons Bay, Michigan. There I found an ordinance from the late 1890 that said that home owners who shoveled snow in front of their houses along the streets were obliged to push the snow on the street to make sure there was enough for the horse-drawn sleds.


The funny thing was, no one could remember that ordinance, so it had never been repealed.

I remember reading once that it is still illegal for women to wear trousers in Paris. So the police women are actually breaking the law.
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What do you think of Swiss Germans? Flower Daily life 149 18.02.2015 16:12
What do you think about the swiss? any complaints? Nancy lee Complaints corner 4 06.07.2011 10:42
What do you think of these paintings? goombie General off-topic 30 17.08.2009 20:20
In Switzerland you think of one thing at a time Ikea General off-topic 48 10.04.2009 00:57


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:56.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0