A Limerick A Day


Zimbabwe’s legal authorities have reportedly purchased powdered wigs for the poverty-stricken country’s senior judges

Zimbabwean lawyers have said
You don’t need horse hair on your head
And this old tradition
Deserves great derision
It’s high time to put it to bed

John Moynes

Pic: Reuters

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7 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

    I know a long convoluted joke about some English judges overseeing the creation of a common law legal system in some African country. They sat in on the first court case, and noticed with horror that every 20 mins or so a man, all wrapped up, would chase around the room squeezing all the ladies’ boobies. Afterwards, aghast, they asked what it was all about. “We read in the reports that often a muffled titter ran through the room” said one of the locals.

    1. The Old Boy

      A similar yarn is that when taught the words of Thomas Hobbes by colonists, natives learned that without government, their lives would be nasty, British and short.

  2. Iwerzon

    We only removed our horse hair wigs a few years ago and find it hard to shake off our colonial past. e.g. legal system, Lord Mayors, Fianna Gael.

  3. Jake38

    Screwing the public to feather the nests of the legal profession is the same the world over. Whether its wigs in Zimbabwe or eye-watering compo payouts in Ireland, it’s all the same thing, just a question of degree.

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