No Cussing? Whatevs

LOS ANGELES -- "Hey, when you (explicative) ball, you let it be known, you ball," Joel Otten said in between a game of hoops at Muscle Beach on Tuesday.

Looks like "No Cussing Week" is off to a rough start.

In case you were unaware, swearing is a no-no all this week in Los Angeles County.

Pasadena resident, McKay Hatch, who founded the No Cussing Club two years ago as a middle school student, was scheduled to receive a scroll honoring his work in a ceremony arranged by county Supervisor Michael Antonovich.

Although Hatch and Antonovich would prefer you keep the language on the up-and-up this week, the message obviously hasn't made it out to the Venice Beach Boardwalk.

"Freedom of speech -- you can do whatever you want," Otten said.

Pam Parsons, a visitor to Venice didn't agree with Otten.


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"I think it's nicer when people don't have to use expletives to describe things," Parsons said.

Hatch, 15, is the author of "The No Cussing Club: How I Fought Peer Pressure and How You Can Too."

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