RM1,000 Penalty Proposed For Incorrect Use Of Bahasa In Advertising
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) -- The Cabinet, Wednesday approved a proposal to impose a RM1,000 penalty on anyone who uses the national language incorrectly on advertisement boards.
I don't think this would be constitutional in the U.S, but the idea of an economic penalty for sloppy language use is mighty appealing. However, since I don't even always view poor grammar and spelling as a reason to boycott a business, I doubt it would ever happen except through the government---and this is highly unlikely to occur, given our country's general dislike of so-called intellectual snobbery. So I guess it's up to us vigilantes to keep everyone in line!