Dumb Maryland Laws That You've Maybe ...

Dumb Maryland Laws That You've Maybe Violated

There are 35 comments on the Patch.com story from Mar 21, 2011, titled Dumb Maryland Laws That You've Maybe Violated. In it, Patch.com reports that:

The Maryland State House. Did you ever look through your husband's pockets while he's asleep? That's illegal.

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“Smile,make 'em wonder......”

Since: Jan 11

Phoenix

#21 Mar 25, 2011
LetNatureHpn wrote:
<quoted text>So what does that mean; you have to sell one of your six daughters if your're still married? Or you have to shoot your wife after giving birth to your sixth daughter? Does your cross dressing son count as a daughter?
Oh I could go on and on with these.
Please continue at your leisure. lol

“Just takin' it easy”

Since: Mar 10

Owensville, Mo.

#22 Mar 25, 2011
In Missouri there used to be what was known as the “Blue Laws” which were put into place by those of “high morals” and were directed against the buying and selling of things on Sunday that “weren’t necessary”. For example, you couldn’t buy liquor but you could buy food. Many businesses had to close on Sunday because their services or products were deemed unnecessary. Stores that were open had to conform to the laws by not selling certain items. However, some of these laws were just plain ridiculous.

My aunt proved this when she went into a store one Sunday afternoon and when she came back out to the car, she was really frustrated. She said,“You know, I couldn’t buy the underwear I need but I could buy this” and she reached into her shopping bag and pulled out a toilet brush.

Now, ain’t that some sh*t!!!

“Smile,make 'em wonder......”

Since: Jan 11

Phoenix

#23 Mar 25, 2011
Old Hoot wrote:
In Missouri there used to be what was known as the “Blue Laws” which were put into place by those of “high morals” and were directed against the buying and selling of things on Sunday that “weren’t necessary”. For example, you couldn’t buy liquor but you could buy food. Many businesses had to close on Sunday because their services or products were deemed unnecessary. Stores that were open had to conform to the laws by not selling certain items. However, some of these laws were just plain ridiculous.
My aunt proved this when she went into a store one Sunday afternoon and when she came back out to the car, she was really frustrated. She said,“You know, I couldn’t buy the underwear I need but I could buy this” and she reached into her shopping bag and pulled out a toilet brush.
Now, ain’t that some sh*t!!!
Haha, yes, I remember the blue laws
back in PA when I was a kid. Kind of crazy when you think of it,but ours were evenmore strict. No grocery store, etc open. About the only things open were pharmacy, church, the fire hall and of course the bars after noon. lol
Fordka

Europe

#24 Mar 25, 2011
It is on the law book in the city of chester england to shoot a welshman on sight with a long bow but not on a sunday
mick

United States

#25 Mar 25, 2011
Old Hoot wrote:
I’ve seen some crazy old laws but this is rich.
In Texas, there used to be a law governing two railroad locomotives approaching a track junction which read “if two locomotives approach a junction at the same time, neither shall move until the other has gone”, believe it or not!
Does anyone else know of any crazy laws? If so, I'd love to hear about them.
wow!!!!!
Eddie

UK

#26 Mar 25, 2011
Apparently, in England, a Welshman can still be shot with a bow and arrow, if he is inside Chester city walls after midnight.

and

It is illegal to die in the House of Commons.

Since: May 09

Location hidden

#27 Mar 25, 2011
Old Hoot wrote:
In Missouri there used to be what was known as the “Blue Laws” which were put into place by those of “high morals” and were directed against the buying and selling of things on Sunday that “weren’t necessary”. For example, you couldn’t buy liquor but you could buy food. Many businesses had to close on Sunday because their services or products were deemed unnecessary. Stores that were open had to conform to the laws by not selling certain items. However, some of these laws were just plain ridiculous.
My aunt proved this when she went into a store one Sunday afternoon and when she came back out to the car, she was really frustrated. She said,“You know, I couldn’t buy the underwear I need but I could buy this” and she reached into her shopping bag and pulled out a toilet brush.
Now, ain’t that some sh*t!!!
On hot summer Sundays before air conditioning was affordable church attendance would drop considerably. This was a quandary because everyone used to go to church even on the hottest of Sundays. They it was discovered where everyone was going. They were all in the soda shops eating ice-cream called the Sunday. To put a stop to it a law was passed making it illegal to serve Sundays on Sunday, so the soda shops changed the spelling of the delicious cooling treat to SUNDAE and gave the law a cold shoulder.

Since: May 09

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#28 Mar 25, 2011
Now I have to go out and get me a sundae. I just can't resist it.

“Just takin' it easy”

Since: Mar 10

Owensville, Mo.

#29 Mar 25, 2011
LetNatureHpn wrote:
Now I have to go out and get me a sundae. I just can't resist it.
I'd heard the "sundae" story before but didn't think about it until you mentioned it. I think that even Paul Harvey did one of those "the rest of the story" things on it.

Since: May 09

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#30 Mar 25, 2011
Indiana still has some silly laws. No Sunday liquor carry outs, although you can drink if you eat in a bar that serves food. A new law was passed last year that ALL who buy alcohol must present ID, no matter your age.

Also, it's against the law to buy or sell a vehicle on Sunday.
Fordka

Europe

#31 Mar 25, 2011
Eddie wrote:
Apparently, in England, a Welshman can still be shot with a bow and arrow, if he is inside Chester city walls after midnight.
and
It is illegal to die in the House of Commons.
most of the hon member's whould claim a death in sevice payment snout in troup and think the law would not support the welsh defence now days

Since: May 09

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#32 Mar 25, 2011
Mythbusters did a piece on a bridge (I can't remember where it is" Posted on the bridge is a sign saying "Soldiers may not march in step on this bridge" The law fiigured that soldiers marching in step on a bridge could cause a vibration which could collaps the bridge.

Since: May 09

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#33 Mar 25, 2011
Not wanting to risk plagiarism here are some more.
http://www.skrause.org/humor/stupidlaws.shtml

Since: Mar 11

Manteno, IL

#34 Mar 25, 2011
In Bayfield, WI it is against the law for a bar to be located on the north side of the main street. That way the women would have a safe side of the street to walk on.

In the great State of WI it is required that when an automobile meets a carriage (horse drawn) the driver must stop and start disassembling the automobile untill the carriage has passed.

Unless there has been a revision, according to the Uniform Code of Military Justice, a husband can not rape his wife.
sharpandshiney

Glen Burnie, MD

#36 Oct 27, 2011
heres a dumb one, maryland will not issue a concealed carry permit unless you are royalty or blowing the msp chief. yet baltimore is in the top of the crime rates in the country. thats because the thugs know you are unarmed. join the nra and protect your second amendment rights. mdshallissue.org

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