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Ocean City to Consider 'No Profanity' Signs

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OCEAN CITY, Md.- It's quiet in Ocean City in the winter, but come summertime the boardwalk will be packed and not everyone will be family-friendly.

"Usually young people, especially on senior week, people are cursing each other but it happens all summer," said Yadigar Karsali.

Karsali, who owns a lemonade stand on the boardwalk, says profanity is definitely a problem.

"Sometimes we stop them because they're doing it in front of the family and my daughter works here too and it bothers me, but legally I can do nothing," he said.

The profanity has become such an issue that Ocean City Council Secretary Mary Knight wants "No Profanity Please" signs around the boardwalk.

John Reinholt is in favor of the reminder. "It probably is a bit of a problem, it never hurts to have a sign to make a point," he said.

But Reinholt's wife, Peggy, doesn't think the signs would work.

"Kids are kids, they're gonna talk the way they talk and I think if they see a sign it's only going to antagonize them," she said.

The signs would not be enforceable by police are would just serve as a reminder for people to be aware of their language. The proposal is going before the police commission and if approved by then will then go before the Ocean City Council.

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