Annoying Noises Prohibitted [sic]

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    From a park in Dekalb Gwinnett County, GA. You know you're in the south when the word "holler" appears in a county code.

    "It shall be unlawful for any person to whistle, hiss or holler at another person in any boisterous, unbecoming or erring manner or make any loud, unnecessary or unusual noise or any noise or display, play or operate any sound amplification device including radios, television sets, public address systems, musical instruments, CD players and the like in such a way which either annoys, disturbs, injures or endangers the comfort, repose peace or safety of other persons in a recreational facility. County Code 1978 Sec. 78-34"

    Amber Rhea, Les Bailey, That Car, and 22 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Gwen's River City Images 68 months ago | reply

      I guess that rules out armpit farts.

    2. BarelyFitz 68 months ago | reply

      It would appear to rule out just about everything. Perhaps I will lobby for an exception for armpit farts. Are they considered unusual or unnecessary? I think not.

    3. emersatan 68 months ago | reply

      Also, they misspelled 'prohibited'. And I'm pretty sure that they're not sure what "erring" means.

    4. BarelyFitz 68 months ago | reply

      OMG I didn't even notice the misspelling. I'm updating my title to match.

    5. BarelyFitz 68 months ago | reply

      erring = a gold hoop you buy for yer girl to put in her err

    6. Fitz Kids 68 months ago | reply

      Actually, that park is in Gwinnett County.

    7. ribuck 61 months ago | reply

      Thanks for licensing your photo to allow re-use. I used it to illustrate an answer to the question What is the nanny state?

    8. wsssst 50 months ago | reply

      Thanks I used your photo in a blog entry about an advance in sound dampening panels.

    9. Paul L Dineen 48 months ago | reply

      Do they have a County Code against displaying annoying, obnoxious or bothersome signs?

    10. GAS25 44 months ago | reply

      Thank you, I used your photo on this blog post.

    11. ecompton1 36 months ago | reply

      Great photo, I shared this on my blog We've got a contest going through the entire month of May in which the top-rated photo will win a $25 gift certificate to If you're interested in the contest please encourage people to vote for your image.

    12. thmeeks 36 months ago | reply

      I've used this picture, with attribution, in my Just Write blog post, "Picture Prompts - A Policewoman & More" at: Thank you.

    13. horselover300 30 months ago | reply

      That's awesome! In Colorado we saw a sign that said 'beware! bigfoot crossing!' We got a kick out of it!

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