It’s the five-letter word that police should from now on shrug-off.
Because a local court magistrate in Sydney ruled yesterday that the word “prick” was part of the every-day vernacular as he cleared a university student of an offensive language charge.
Waverley Local Court magistrate Robbie Williams made his comments during a hearing for science student Henry Grech, 22, who was charged following a heated argument with Senior Constable Adam Royds at Bondi Junction train station last year.
Mr Williams said he wasn’t satisfied that a “reasonable person” would be offended by the word prick in general conversation.
Yeah, you’re allowed to do it. But you still may get a truncheon in the ass for it.