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PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 03:45 
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There are some total crackers one's in this lot! :lol: Hilarious!
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Just spotted this.Sent a copy to son's in-laws in LA .But we've got similar daft laws in the UK- https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/ ... y_legal_to
Son & I never visit York on Sunday . :?
On a Google this came up
In Chester, its legal to shoot a Welsh person with a bow and arrow inside city walls after midnight. In Hereford, you may not shoot a Welsh person on Sunday with a longbow in the Cathedral Close.

In Liverpool it is illegal for a woman to be topless in public except as a clerk in a tropical fish store.
Then there's this

Peculiar laws allowing the killing of Scotsmen in York (providing they are carrying a bow and arrow), forbidding anyone from dying in the houses of parliament and permitting women to go topless in Liverpool - if, that is, they work as a clerk in a tropical fish shop - survived the Queen's speech yet again yesterday.

In the customary rush to create exciting new bills, the government once more lost the chance to repeal a list of legal curiosities. They include puritanical measures passed by Oliver Cromwell, which still forbid the consumption of mince pies on Christmas Day. The measures are usually written off as redundant because of a legal argument known as the "doctrine of implied repeal", but the British tradition of common law based on precedent could allow a determined litigant to make a challenge.

"All these laws were considered beneficial at the time they were passed," said Jonathan Coad, head of litigation at the London specialist lawyers Swan Turton. "We may think it is nonsense now, but there was a time when it mattered that no one was allowed to stand within 100 yards of the monarch if they were not wearing stockings, hose or socks."

Other indignities to royals feature prominently in the acts most often cited. It has been illegal since the reign of George I (1660-1727) for a commoner's pet to have carnal knowledge of an animal belonging to the monarch, for example a corgi. It can still be construed as treason to stick on a postage stamp with the monarch's head upside down.

"In most cases, the implied repeal argument would probably work," said Mr Coad. "Whatever people in York may think about Scotsmen with bows and arrows, they would have a hard time avoiding several centuries of homicide acts."

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