“Leck mich am Arsch” Ruled as an Insult

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

If you find yourself visiting Kaiserslautern, be careful what you say, as you could pay a hefty fine or jail time by telling someone to “kiss my ass.”  A District Court in Kaiserslautern, a city in southwestern Germany, ruled the phrase “Leck mich am Arsch” a prosecutable offense.  The decision came after a man, while waiting for his train, uttered the phrase at police officer when he was asked to put out his cigarette.

Originally, the court acquitted the man since the “Leck mich am Arsch” was considered a common form of speech and not an insult, but state prosecutors thought otherwise and filed an appeal which resulted in court overturning the ruling and fined the man for his insult.

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Source: The Local

Stephen Fuchs
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