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 Post Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 12:19 pm 
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Here's the source article:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071106/od ... awsoffbeat



1. It is illegal to die in the Houses of Parliament.

2. It is an act of treason to place a postage stamp bearing the British monarch upside-down.

3. In Liverpool, it is illegal for a woman to be topless except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.

4. Mince pies cannot be eaten on Christmas Day.

5. In Scotland, if someone knocks on your door and requires the use of your toilet, you must let them enter.

6. A pregnant woman can legally relieve herself anywhere she wants, including in a policeman's helmet.

7. The head of any dead whale found on the British coast automatically becomes the property of the king, and the tail of the queen.

8. It is illegal to avoid telling the tax man anything you do not want him to know, but legal not to tell him information you do not mind him knowing.

9. It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armour.

10. In the city of York it is legal to murder a Scotsman within the ancient city walls, but only if he is carrying a bow and arrow.

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The one about killing Scotsmen on York city walls is an urban myth (I checked when I was in York the other week)

HOWEVER...

There was a medieval law that any Scotsmen entering York had to knock on the gate at Petergate Bar and get permission from the Sherriff or the Lord Mayor - this law has never been repealed.

A couple of other silly UK laws

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of England passed a law making it illegal to celebrate Christmas (he was a Puritan, and they didn'd do that kind of thing). This law has never been repealed.

It is illegal to hold a demonstration within 1 km of Parliament without written permission 6 days in advance. Under the law, a single person wearing a T-shirt or a badge with a slogan on it, or having a cake with any form of slogan on it constitutes a demonstration (and I know someone who was almost arrested for being in possession of a "political" cup cake!)

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 Post subject: Re: Silly laws in Britain
 Post Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:48 pm 
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this country is far too silly. next time i catch santa claus eating a mince pie on christmas day i'm making a citizens arrrest.

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I think being illegal makes it more exciting. I mean, if you're
going to go straight you might as well be a vicar or something.

Also, these people ought to be outlawed:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... _confusion

Poor tart, probably watched too much Python.


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haha i saw the silly laws in britain thing on the telly

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 Post Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:17 am 
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Sir Michael the Naughty wrote:
Also, these people ought to be outlawed:

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/ ... _confusion

Poor tart, probably watched too much Python.

silly bint, she's misleading herself. in the UK it often drops below freezing in winter, or it used to. don't they ever watch the weather forecasts?

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Here's a link to some US law silliness.

http://www.dumblaws.com/

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