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Funny English Laws!
We all know that in some Western countries (especially USA) have laws so
absurd that people want to cry.
For example:
1. The penalty for jumping off a skyscraper is death penalty.
2. Or in South Carolina, it is prohibited to keep a horse in the bathroom.
3. Also In Alabama, it is illegal to wear a fake mustache that causes laughter
in church.
However, This absurd didn't spared a peaceful and prosperous England. To
tell the truth, It was a big surprise for me, because at one time England was a
world power and also it was the center of education and lawmaking, but England
have funny and absurd laws like an other countries.
Now I want to tell you the funniest laws that I could find.
1. Dying is illegal in the Houses of Parliaments – This has been voted as the
most ridiculous law by the British citizens.
2. In York it is perfectly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a crossbow upon
seeing one, except for on Sundays. However any Scotsman caught drunk
or with a weapon can still be shot on a Sunday, except with a bow and
arrow. Similarly in Chester it is legal to shoot a Welsh person with a
crossbow, as long as it is within the city walls and is done after midnight.
3. Placing a postage stamp bearing the monarch’s head upside down on an
envelope is considered as act of treason. Also, defacing or destroying
anything bearing a likeness of the monarch is illegal, which means burning
paper money, bending coins or tearing a stamp apart.
4. The Library Offences Act of 1898 makes it illegal to gamble in a library.
The law also prohibits abusive or obscene language. So I guess that would
include online gambling on the computers too.
5. Trespassing is illegal, except by huers and baulkers. An Act of 1603 comes
from an ancient custom in Cornwall. People known as huers and baulkers
would stand on the cliffs and shout to fishing boats, directing them toward
schools of fish. The Act gives those on the cliffs the right of entry onto the
lands of others, and a defence against trespassing.
6. Beating or shaking carpets, mats or rugs is illegal. Doormats may be
beaten, but not after eight in the morning. You’ve been warned!
7. The Licensing Act of 1872 explains that operating a cow, horse or steam
engine while intoxicated carries either a prison sentence or a fine. So no
riding a cow while you’re drunk!
8. By law it is legal for a pregnant woman to relieve herself anywhere she
wishes, even a policeman’s hat!
9. It is an executable offence to allow your pet to mate with a pet of the royal
house without permission. So if you’re ever there with your dog, make sure
they behave themselves!
10.It is also illegal to eat mince pies on Christmas Day!
In conclusion I want to say that every country has funny law which don't
use in usual life. But also I want to say that there are many lists circulating on the
internet that claim to be true but are not but are the result of one website just
repeating another. The truth is that some of the laws are now repealed, others
have twisted the actual law to make it more interesting and some are simply urban
myths.
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