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'Swearing is healthy,' - Ukraine's Acting Health Minsiter

Her comments were made in response to a recent bill put forward by a fellow lawmaker that said a fine should be handed to people who swear in public settings, such as in speeches or on television
13:24, 5 July 2019

Ukrinform

Acting Health Minister of Ukraine argued that swearing is good for people’s health, as she wrote on her Facebook page, Euronews reported.

“Her comments were made in response to a recent bill put forward by a fellow lawmaker that said a fine should be handed to people who swear in public settings, such as in speeches or on television,” the news agency informs.

Punishment might reach up to $47,2.

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“But Suprun says the proposal is unnecessary, and "is more suitable for North Korea than a modern European state",” the message reads.

"Understanding and expressing your emotions is good for health and communication. But the best care for the Ukrainian language is to communicate and create it, regardless of the work area, to develop vocational vocabulary, to translate resources and literature, to read Ukrainian authors, and not to legislate what we say," Suprun added.

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This Facebook post has reached over 20,000 reactions in less than 24 hours.

One user wrote that Ukrainian MP Olha Bohomolets, who proposed the bill, likely swore when she read Suprun’s post.

MP from Petro Poroshenko Bloc Olga Bogomolets offers the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to establish fines for obscenities at public speeches, materials on the internet and TV. It is provided by the draft law #10414 “On counteraction profanity” or anti-swearing law.

 

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