May 23, 2012

"Would all jurors with last names beginning with the letters A through Z please turn in your forms?"

"Great moments in verbosity."

29 comments:

Thorley Winston said...

Somewhere out there, there’s a juror who has a last name that doesn’t begin a letter from the English alphabet.

Ken said...

Cher and the this guy wouldn't have to turn in their forms.

bagoh20 said...

The artist formerly known as Prince would be there all day.

bagoh20 said...

Ahh, Ken beat me to it.

Amartel said...

Clerks. They're not paid to think.

3eb65aa4-a506-11e1-baed-000bcdcb471e said...

3Pio could feel his oil boil from the obvious discrimination.

Astro said...

Derrick would have trouble, too.

edutcher said...

All the guys with names beginning in theta, psi, phi, and xi are exempt.

Hagar said...

How about those with names beginning in æ, ø, and å?

JackOfClubs said...

I'm sure there are some Bushman names that start with an exclamation point. N!xau is close, but actual examples are hard to find... probably because they didn't turn in their forms.

MikeR said...

I'm wondering if E.E. Cummings is exempt?

Chip Ahoy said...

I clicked the hyperlink with highlighted word Derrick and an advertising ran immediately where I was expecting content so I left.

Tibore said...

Another great moment in verbosity:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Etjd0lEpkk

And from a cartoon, too! :D

ndspinelli said...

George Costanza wanted to name his son 7. An homage to Mickey Mantle.

Dr Weevil said...
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Dr Weevil said...

Some Swedes and Norwegians would not turn in their forms. Each language has three more letters after Z: in Swedish å ä ö, in Norwegian æ ø å. Would they be excused from jury duty, or would they be stuck on the jury forever?

MadisonMan said...

Is it possible the clerk was making a bad joke?

Astro said...

Sorry Chip Ahoy. I'm not responsible for the ad. But the clip from Fry and Laurie that follows it is pretty good imho.

Jaske said...

THX-1138 will be taken into custody at a minimal monetary expenditure. Total operation cost: six thousand credits under budget. Congratulations. Be efficient, be happy.

gadfly said...

So where did your son find this quote? Google doesn't have it now, although it refers to this Legal Insurrection post - which does not now contain this phrase.

Rick said...

3537. Superfluity does not vitiate.
Supposedly, per California's civil code.

David said...

Jurors who can not spell their own names--stay where you are.

Penny said...

Jury holding areas always remind me of airline boarding areas for large flights.

Filled to the brim with a bunch of unhappy people, they are!

Just think of the nice chunk of change you'd make if you got a dollar for every time someone looked at their watch or a clock.

Dave said...

Someone said - "3Pio could feel his oil boil from the obvious discrimination"

Is it really that hard to figure out how to spell "C-3PO"?

And by the way, a whole lot of geniuses were so busy bashing teachers on the post about teachers in Janesville that they never realized that a "flier" is an aviator or a passenger on a plane or a bird - but it's NOT a FLYER.

(That's why they ask, "Can you use it in a sentence?" at spelling bees. Apparently, it wouldn't help with this bunch!)

So glad you're all smarter than those stupid, greedy teachers !!

Ann Althouse said...

My son encountered the sign in person, in NYC, where he was called to jury duty.

John Althouse Cohen said...

It was a verbal instruction, not a sign.

Leon said...

My very first thought

Methadras said...

100% of all people will die. True fact. You can look it up.

EMD said...

And by the way, a whole lot of geniuses were so busy bashing teachers on the post about teachers in Janesville that they never realized that a "flier" is an aviator or a passenger on a plane or a bird - but it's NOT a FLYER.

Yawn.