Johnson and pig
A man was sued by a woman for defamation of
character. She charged that he had called her a pig. The man was found
guilty and fined.
After the trial he asked the judge, "Does this
that I cannot call Mrs. Johnson a pig?"
The judge said that
"Does this also mean I cannot call a pig, 'Mrs.
Johnson'?" the man asked.
The judge replied that he could indeed
call a pig 'Mrs. Johnson' with no fear of legal action.
looked directly at Mrs. Johnson and said, "Good afternoon, Mrs.