The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

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Postby Temple_maiden » Sat Jan 15, 2011 9:27 am

I knew most of these, but then I am an aficionado of dumblaws.com - I even used the website in a cover RE lesson with 10/11 year olds on the subject of religious laws/rules, to illustrate that some laws/rules over time lose their meaning and usefulness and are just adhered to because of tradition.

I used the taxi driver/bale of hay one among others. I asked them why they thought that law was in place, and once I reminded them that in the days before cars, taxis were horse-drawn carriages, it clicked.
. . . and I'm all like, "I wrote a book, innit," and they're all like, "Well where can we get it," and I'm all like, "Here . . ."
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tris » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:30 pm

"1: For the debaters on the ‘Capital Punishment Thread’, according to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offence, punishable by hanging."

Ummmmmm.............. If a person attempted to commit suicide, and the person is sentenced to a hanging, wouldn't they be getting what they tried to do in the first place???
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:26 pm

Tris wrote:"1: For the debaters on the ‘Capital Punishment Thread’, according to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offence, punishable by hanging."

Ummmmmm.............. If a person attempted to commit suicide, and the person is sentenced to a hanging, wouldn't they be getting what they tried to do in the first place???

Hence the title of this thread. ;)
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby meerkat » Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:43 pm

Why can't a lady eat chocolate on a conveyance is I want to know? Disgusting law!
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tris » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:18 am

"3: In England, it is illegal for a lady to eat chocolates on a public conveyance."
How dare they prevent a lady from eating chocolate!!!
"5: In England, a pregnant woman may relieve herself anywhere she likes, including (if she requests) in a policeman’s helmet."
I feel sorry for the policeman...
"12: In Florida, a woman can be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer as can the salon owner."
Ridiculous!
"10: It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in the State of Arkansas"
What if the person who mispronounces Arkansas is a baby who can't talk properly yet???
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:31 am

And what exactly are they going to do if they see a lady eating chocolate???? (and could one get away by saying "I'm not a lady" ?)
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby ShadowNinjaCat » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:03 pm

CrysaniaMajere wrote:And what exactly are they going to do if they see a lady eating chocolate???? (and could one get away by saying "I'm not a lady" ?)
If he takes it away,tell him you're pregnant and pee in his helmet. ;)
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby meerkat » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:39 pm

Shadow :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tris » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:32 am

ShadowNinjaCat: LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby CrysaniaMajere » Tue Apr 10, 2012 7:29 am

:lol:
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tris » Sat May 12, 2012 5:38 pm

I re-post this:
"10: It is illegal to mispronounce Arkansas while in the State of Arkansas"
What if the person who mispronounces Arkansas is a baby who can't talk properly yet???

I mean, are they going to put the baby in jail for mispronouncing a state??? EDIT: A state's name, I mean.
WHO MADE THESE LAWS??!!!!!
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tris » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:03 pm

ShadowNinjaCat wrote:
CrysaniaMajere wrote:And what exactly are they going to do if they see a lady eating chocolate???? (and could one get away by saying "I'm not a lady" ?)
If he takes it away,tell him you're pregnant and pee in his helmet. ;)


:lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: Shadow, I bow to you. You are a genius.
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Del » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:27 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: The Law's An Ass! (True or False Quiz)

Postby Tris » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:09 pm

Del, who exactly are you clapping for????
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