You can legally beat your wife once a week!

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‎Friday, ‎March ‎20, ‎2015
States with silly laws still on the books!
Arkansas Code 1-4-105. Pronunciation of state name.

Whereas, confusion of practice has arisen in the pronunciation of the name of our state and it is deemed important that the true pronunciation should be determined for use in oral official proceedings.

And, whereas, the matter has been thoroughly investigated by the State Historical Society and the Eclectic Society of Little Rock, which have agreed upon the correct pronunciation as derived from history and the early usage of the American immigrants.

Be it therefore resolved by both houses of the General Assembly, that the only true pronunciation of the name of the state, in the opinion of this body, is that received by the French from the native Indians and committed to writing in the French word representing the sound. It should be pronounced in three (3) syllables, with the final â??sâ? silent, the â??aâ? in each syllable with the Italian sound, and the accent on the first and last syllables. The pronunciation with the accent on the second syllable with the sound of â??aâ? in â??manâ? and the sounding of the terminal â??sâ? is an innovation to be discouraged.

History..Concurrent Resolution No. 4, Acts 1881, p. 216; C. & M. Dig., §â??9181a; Pope’s Dig., §â??11867; A.S.A. 1947, §â??5-102.
The spelling and pronunciation of “Arkansas” (it is always ar-kan-saw) reflect the state’s heritage. The name is a French pronunciation of a Siouxan word meaning “land of downriver people” and was prescribed by law in 1881. It is technically still illegal to mispronounce the name, although no consequences are enforced.
The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.
A law provides that school teachers who bob their hair will not get a raise.
A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.
Oral sex is considered to be sodomy.
Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.
Fayetteville
It is illegal to kill “any living creature”.
Honking one’s car horn at a sandwich shop after 9 PM is against the law.
Sec. 18-54. Sounding of horns at sandwich shops. No person shall sound the horn on a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 p.m. (Code 1961, § 25-74)
No one may â??suddenly start or stopâ?? their car at a McDonald’s.
Sec. 18-53. Conduct in drive-in restaurants. (a) In this section “drive-in restaurant” means any restaurant where meals, sandwiches, ice cream, or other food, is served directly to or is permitted to be consumed by patrons in automobiles, motorcycles or other vehicles parked on the premises. (b) It shall be unlawful for any person while on or adjacent to the premises of a drive-in restaurant to race the motor of any car, to suddenly start or stop any car, or to make or cause to be made, any other loud or unseemly noise. It shall be unlawful for any other person parked on the premises of a drive-in restaurant, to blow or cause to be blown any automobile horn or motorcycle horn at any time while parked. (c) It shall be unlawful for any patron or other person on the premises of a drive-in restaurant to drink any beer, unless purchased on the premises. It shall be unlawful for any patron or other person on the premises of a drive-in restaurant to create a disturbance or a breach of the peace in any way whatsoever, including but not limited to loud and offensive talk, the making of threats or attempting to intimidate, or in any other conduct which causes a disturbance or a breach of the peace or threatened breach of peace. No person shall drive a motor vehicle onto the premises of a drive-in restaurant and leave the premises without parking such motor vehicle, unless there is no unoccupied parking space available on the premises. (d) It shall also be unlawful for any person to leave any unoccupied motor vehicle on any drive-in restaurant parking lot and leave the premises thereof except with the knowledge and consent of the operator of the restaurant. (e) It shall be the duty of each drive-in restaurant operator to post on the premises, in a conspicuous location, one (1) or more signs bearing the following legend: “Cruising in a motor vehicle is unlawful. Loud and offensive talk and other disturbance or breach of peace is prohibited. No unoccupied vehicle may be left on these premises without the consent of the restaurant operator.” (Code 1961, §§ 25-156–25-158)
Dogs may not bark after 6 PM.
Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little
Rock may result in a 30-day jail term.
It is unlawful to walk one’s cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.
Arkansas

Arkansas must be pronounced “Arkansaw.”

A man can legally beat his wife, but not more than once a month.

Alligators may not be kept in bathtubs.

The Arkansas River can rise no higher than to the Main Street bridge in Little Rock.

Flirtation between men and women on the streets of Little Rock, Arkansas may result in a 30-day jail term.

It is unlawful to walk one’s cow down Main Street after 1:00 PM on Sunday.

No person shall sound the horn of a vehicle at any place where cold drinks or sandwiches are served after 9:00 P.M. (Little Rock City Code Sec. 18-54).
California

Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school, or place of worship.

Women may not drive in a house coat.

No vehicle without a driver may exceed 60 miles per hour.

Many animals are illegal to own as pets, including snails, sloths, and elephants.

Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool (Baldwin Park).

You are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows (Blythe).

It is illegal to spit, except on baseball diamonds (Burlingame).

Detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine (Chico).

It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time (Hollywood).

It is illegal to walk a camel down Palm Canyon Drive between the hours of four and six PM.

It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss (Pasadena).

Two bathtubs may not be installed in the same house (Prunedale).

One may not carry a lunch down the street between 11 and 1 o’clock (Riverside).

Prohibits elephants from strolling down Market Street unless they are on a leash (San Francisco).

It is illegal to pile horse manure more than six feet high on a street corner (San Francisco).

It is illegal to wipe one’s car with used underwear (San Francisco).

Colorado

It is illegal to ride a horse while under the influence.

Car dealers may not show cars on a Sunday.

The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park (Denver).

It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.

You may not drive a black car on Sundays (Denver).

It is illegal for a man to kiss a woman while she is asleep (Logan County).

Connecticut

You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.

It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.

You cannot buy any alcohol after 8pm or on Sundays.

No one may use a white cane, unless they are blind.

It is unlawful to walk backwards after sunset (Devon).

Only white Christmas lights are allowed for display (Guilford).

You aren’t allowed to cross a street while walking on your hands (Hartford).

You may not educate dogs.

It is illegal for a man to kiss his wife on Sunday.

It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire (New Britain).

It is illegal for any beautician to hum, whistle, or sing while working on a customer (Waterbury).

Delaware

It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.

It is illegal to wear pants that are “firm fitting” around the waist (Lewes).

Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment (Lewes).

Georgia

It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.

You have the right to commit simple battery if provoked by “fighting” words.

Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.

Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.

Alabama

It is illegal for a driver to be blindfolded while operating a vehicle.

Boogers may not be flicked into the wind.

It is legal to drive the wrong way down a one-way street if you have a lantern attached to the front of your automobile.

You may not have an ice cream cone in your back pocket at any time.

Men may not spit in front of the opposite sex.

It is illegal to maim oneself to escape duty.

It is illegal to sell peanuts in (Lee County, Alabama) after sundown on Wednesday.

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