22 Aug 2013


Jenny Matlock
more participants at Jenny Matlock's Alphabet Thursday

I am very sorry, but apparently I should revise my alphabet ! After "M" I thought it was "L", don't ask me why ! Must have been like with a car, instead of starting the car I put the reverse gear !

A few time ago  the Belgian Minister of Justice had a very good idea (for once). He asked the population to point out outdated laws rather then asking his employees to go through the law books. For this purpose he had had created a special website where everybody could write what they had found.

It had a huge success and here are a few :

- It is forbidden to call a pig Napoleon (but Emperor Napoleon is dead since more 200 years !)

- Everyone must have a haystack at home if the king would go by with his horse. (Our King drives a car or is driven, therefore everybody should have some petrol at home)

- A woman is not allowed to wear trousers only if she is holding a bicycle or a horse

- It is illegal to drink if you have a cow (???)

- It is forbidden to die in Parliament, under penalty of arrest.

- Members are not allowed to put on armor in the Parliament (what a pity, some would look very sexy !)

- A woman is not allowed to eat chocolate in public transport !

- It is considered an act of treason placing a stamp with the King's head down ! (Maybe he gets dizzy ?)

- No cow is allowed on the roads between 10:00 am and 7 pm hours unless prior approval of the Police.

- It is forbidden to flush after 22h

-  When you drive a car, you need to have someone in front of your car with a flag to warn carriages with horses.

- It is forbidden to kiss on rails


A Lady's Life said...

Good laws lol

jabblog said...

I think every country has outdated laws but these are really funny.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gattina ... what a great idea..and how interesting - cheers Hilary

Andrew said...

No-one should eat on public transport, chocolate or otherwise. I predict many pigs will be called Napoleon.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

We have some doozies in Utah also...

Sue said...

These old laws are always pretty amusing, aren't they?


Linens and Royals said...

I've been eating chocolate on public transport for years. I hope it is not illegal here.
I always take the chocolate wrappers home in my bag and never offer chocolate to other passengers. I know I am a chocolate addict but I am not a chocolate pusher or seller of illegal chocolate.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How funny. A couple of them maybe made sense once (like the flagger for the cars way back when horses would have been scared of them) but some of them I can't imagine how they ever made sense at all.

Splendid Little Stars said...

These are great!
Some make some sense (for a time long passed), but for others, I wonder how they came about (eating chocolate, for instance).
What a great idea to create a website for this purpose.

Jenny said...

Some of these laws are quite funny...

I am still trying to wrap my mind around the one that says it is illegal to drink if you own a cow...

This was a very neat post for the letter "N" or "L"... (((winkwink)))

Thanks for linking.