#1
How come some of the laws in the UK are pretty ridiculous?

for example

you are allowed to have sex at 16 but not allowed to buy porn until 18
you are allowed to smoke at 16, but can't buy cigarettes till 18

and only one law has ever been taken away if i remember rightly

and technically men are ment to practice archery for an hour every Sunday morning

how perculiar

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In America, we have to wait to 21 to drink.


Tell me about ridiculous laws. <.<
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We can't smoke at 16 anymore can we? :S Well, you can't buy them anyway. Ridiculous law=can't drink in public I always get ma vodka taken off me
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Tell me about ridiculous laws. <.<



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I can't remember what city it is, but in one English city it is legal to kill a Scot at noon, with a sword.. or something like that anyway.
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How come some of the laws in the UK are pretty ridiculous?

for example

you are allowed to have sex at 16 but not allowed to buy porn until 18
you are allowed to smoke at 16, but can't buy cigarettes till 18

and only one law has ever been taken away if i remember rightly

and technically men are ment to practice archery for an hour every Sunday morning

how perculiar

discuss.

Most country's have ridiculous laws that come from the olden days, and haven't been changed or ammended because that takes away precious time and noone pays attention to them anyway. Thay're called 'bylaws' and it isn't just the UK that has such laws.

Anyway, the smoking one is only a recent change and I'm not even sure it is 16 to be able to smoke - with alcohol you are legally allowed to have a drink with a meal at 14 and above when with adults/your family, but most pubs have their own rules forbidding this because kids would always try and exploit that loophole by getting lenient parents to buy for them.

As for sex, one could argue that pornography can contain images far more explicit than merely sex (bizarre fetishes for example that may warp young minds ).


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I can't remember what city it is, but in one English city it is legal to kill a Scot at noon, with a sword.. or something like that anyway.

Can't remember the place (may be in Shropshire though) but that law states it is legal for welshmen to be shot by arrow at midnight from inside the town, dating back to an old time when this country had poor relations with Wales and suspected possible attacks at night.
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Ah youve got the smoking law wrong.
we can smoke when we're sixteen, we can buy them from any age at all but the shops are not allowed to sell tobacco products to under 18s
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I can't remember what city it is, but in one English city it is legal to kill a Scot at noon, with a sword.. or something like that anyway.

I believe there is one city where it is supposedly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a longbow, provided he's within the city walls.
By then, of course, it's too late.
#12
The weirdest British law I've heard of is that if a pregnant woman needs a wee, and a policeman is walking past, he is legally obliged to let her go in his hat.

And this gay smoking thing affected me too, nobody believes I'm 18 so I have to start taking ID with me to the newsagents now D=

EDIT: That city is York, scot-killing questioners.
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I can't remember what city it is, but in one English city it is legal to kill a Scot at noon, with a sword.. or something like that anyway.


Yet its not actually allowed as it is against the law to murder
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Ah youve got the smoking law wrong.
we can smoke when we're sixteen, we can buy them from any age at all but the shops are not allowed to sell tobacco products to under 18s

It's an interesting point. It's not illegal to attempt to buy cigs/booze when you're underage, but it IS illegal for someone to sell you the stuff.
Considering what chicks can do with a push-up bra and some makeup, this is a little unfair to the retailer.
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In Oklahoma it's illegal to spit on the sidewalk, you have to use the street or a spitoon. yee-haw
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It's an interesting point. It's not illegal to attempt to buy cigs/booze when you're underage, but it IS illegal for someone to sell you the stuff.
Considering what chicks can do with a push-up bra and some makeup, this is a little unfair to the retailer.

True but thats the way the government decided its fairest, i dont agree personally, its ver difficult to judge someones age and so the shop shouldnt get peanalised for selling to someone who may clearly look 18 but isnt. Its almost a good thing that most supermarkets say you have to look over 25 or else you must supply ID.

Although you can always find a shop thatll see to you, im 16 (but look older) and ive never been ID'd i just choose the right places.
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It's an interesting point. It's not illegal to attempt to buy cigs/booze when you're underage, but it IS illegal for someone to sell you the stuff.
Considering what chicks can do with a push-up bra and some makeup, this is a little unfair to the retailer.



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technically men are ment to practice archery for an hour every Sunday morning


Not since about the 17th centrury...
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I believe there is one city where it is supposedly legal to shoot a Scotsman with a longbow, provided he's within the city walls.
By then, of course, it's too late.


It's York that isn't it?

It's illegal for women to eat chocolate in public, but they can urinate in a policeman's hat upon request if they are pregnant. It's illegal to be drunk in a pub. It's only legal to wee in public if you have one hand on the bonnet of your car and you're weeing against one of the front tires.

Sadly I can't drive nor own a car so when I pissed all over a building on my way home from town drunk I was breaking the law.
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Yet its not actually allowed as it is against the law to murder


no,its an old law,something along the liens of you're allowed to shoot a scotsman on a particular hill from another particular hill with a crossbow on a certain day at noon.

pregnant women are also allowed to piss in a policemans helmet

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IDs? It's not unfair to the retailer.

Well, when you've been on the recieving end of a stream of verbal abuse for asking for someone's ID, then you'll change your mind.
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It's York that isn't it?

It's illegal for women to eat chocolate in public, but they can urinate in a policeman's hat upon request if they are pregnant. It's illegal to be drunk in a pub. It's only legal to wee in public if you have one hand on the bonnet of your car and you're weeing against one of the front tires.

Sadly I can't drive nor own a car so when I pissed all over a building on my way home from town drunk I was breaking the law.

It may well be York. But surely they have more problems with the Danes...
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In the UK it is legal for kids to drink alcohol on the streets. But you can't buy it.

Not true. I'm 3 years underage and I drink pretty much every weekend on the streets. I never really get caught, but when I do my alcohol is confiscated and my details are taken. Luckily I make up fake details and my parents have no idea what's going on
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Not true. I'm 3 years underage and I drink pretty much every weekend on the streets. I never really get caught, but when I do my alcohol is confiscated and my details are taken. Luckily I make up fake details and my parents have no idea what's going on


I'm pretty sure it is true, it's either really young kids or in certain counties. I can't remember, all I know is it's partly true.
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no,its an old law,something along the liens of you're allowed to shoot a scotsman on a particular hill from another particular hill with a crossbow on a certain day at noon.

But when two particular laws disagree then the more appropriate is used. It is also a bylaw so it doesnt matter anyway. what im saying is that its illegal to do that.
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