If you plan to visit Australia in the near future, watch what you say. The Aussie authorities are cracking down on people using words or phrases that are offensive.

The new offensive language law, which will take effect in Victoria , is to get the okay this week.

Police will issue citations like speeding or parking tickets. Officials say that will free up police officers to take care of things on the spot rather than hauling offenders off to jail saving time and money.

Being a potty mouth in the land down under could get you get fined up to $257 in American money.

In the words of Steve Irwin, the "Crocodile Hunter", "CRIKEY"!