I remember a time when it was a misdemeanor to drop an "F-bomb" in the presence of women and children. For some of us, it would be hard to conversate. The law actually read "Indecent, immoral, obscene, vulgar or insulting language in the presence or hearing of any woman or child."
The obscure law about cursing drew national attention in August 1998 when a Detroit-area man was charged with the crime while on a canoeing trip in Arenac County. The man better known as the “cussing canoeist,” shouted “f-bombs” upwards of more than 75 times within earshot of a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl after falling out of a canoe.