Legal Humor Roundup for November 21, 2011


As we head into the holiday season, we have a mugshot you have to see to believe. Plus, prohibiting the publication of the phrase “monkey crotch,” the twenty dollar law firm, and criminalizing swearwords in England (or proposing your own new cussword). It’s the happy hour law review for Monday, November 21, 2011.

1OK. Client walks in, explains situation about her DUI charge, y’know, allegedly saying things to the police like ““I don’t have to walk fucking anywhere.” Then you take a look at the mugshot. | The Smoking Gun

2Memo to attorneys taking a deposition in Pakistan in the near future: please refrain from texting “monkey crotch” to your client. It and 1,109 other English words are generally forbidden in text messages. | Lowering the Bar

3Big Legal Brain’s newest curmudgeon explains how you can start a law firm for less than twenty bucks, thought that does include a flyswatter and an Antonin Scalia bobblehead doll. | Big Legal Brain

4Hidden in a story about whether cussing publicly in Britain should be against the law is a BBC radio program’s call for new swearwords. But “they must not be compounds of existing swearwords.” Go ahead, send one in to pm@bbc.co.uk. | BBC News

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