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The World's Funniest Laws By James Alexander
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When we think of laws in the UK we recall the Magna Carta of about 800 years ago. All over Europe laws were formed and had time to mature over the centuries. Not so in the USA which grew to be a... More > world power in a relatively short period. As a new country, laws would spring up wherever people would settle. Any educated man could become a lawyer and any local judge could pass laws in his town that he felt appropriate. Although most of these laws seem very silly to us now, at the time they must have been passed for a reason and because the town’s leading citizens wanted to stamp out a particular problem. The section on funny American laws, which takes up most of the book, is divided alphabetically by State. It is an eclectic set of laws chosen for their weirdness and comic aspects. Each State’s motto is noted after the State heading. A random collection of funny laws from other parts of the world follow but really, as you will see, America has the crown!< Less
The World's Funniest Proverbs By James Alexander
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As the title suggests, this is a collection of funny proverbs from all over the world. Arranged by subject, the proverbs cover a range of topics from 'Life' and 'Death' to 'Pessimism' and 'Marriage'... More > and highlight the fact that cultures may vary enormously, but humour and common sense can be very, very similarly expressed!< Less
101 Lawyer Jokes By James Alexander
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Justifiably or not, lawyers all over the world have a rather bad reputation for being unfeeling, low-down, money- grasping rotters... This is supported by the huge amount of jokes poking fun at the... More > species. Here is a collection of 101 examples – what we consider to be the funniest lawyer jokes.< Less
101 Christmas Crackers: Corny Jokes for the Festive Season! By James Alexander
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Yes, they make us groan and roll our eyes and plead “Stop!”, but corny Christmas cracker jokes still make us laugh! Here are 101 of the best, the worst and the cheesiest jokes for the... More > festive season, guaranteed to make Christmas go with a bang!< Less
The Best Phyllis Diller Quotes By James Alexander
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Born on 17 July 1917 in Lima, Ohio, Phyllis Ada Diller (née Driver) was an American actress and comic. An eccentric in character and appearance, she will be remembered for her quickly-delivered... More > one-liners and self-deprecating jokes, wild hair, distinctive cackle, cigarette holder, and exotic dress sense. Here is a collection of her best and funniest quotes.< Less
101 Prince Philip Quotes By James Alexander
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Prince Philip (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 1921): Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of the United Kingdom, Lord High Admiral... He may have several titles and be of noble background and married... More > to the ever-popular Queen Elizabeth II, but Prince Philip has a reputation for uttering controversial remarks – gaffes, jokes, humorous comments (misconstrued or otherwise), offensive jibes, call them what you will – dream material for the Press to report in whichever way they choose. Here is a compilation of 101 quotes reflecting Prince Philip’s frankness and sense of humour over the years; character traits that are, perhaps, usually kept more in check by people moving in such highly distinguished circles. But where would be the fun in that? Enjoy!< Less
The Best Oscar Wilde Quotes By James Alexander
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One of the greatest playwrights of his time, Wilde was also a novelist, poet, essayist and celebrated wit, noted for his involvement in the art movement Aestheticism. Amongst his many successes were... More > his only novel The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), and plays such as Lady Windermere’s Fan (1892), An Ideal Husband (1895) and The Importance of Being Earnest (1895). This compilation brings together snippets from a wide range of Wilde’s work and showcases the wit and wisdom for which he is renowned.< Less
The World's Greatest Faith Quotes By James Alexander
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Faith: - A complete trust or confidence in someone or something - A strong belief in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual conviction rather than proof - A belief that is not based on... More > proof - A belief in anything as a code of ethics or standards of merit - An allegiance to duty of a person - Being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see... However you wish to define ‘faith’, it is a very personal thing; the force of life, as Tolstoy said. Faith offers with it the comforts of optimism and hope, goodness and light. It’s still believing the best in everyone even when you’ve seen the worst in some. We hope this collection of faith quotes will uplift and inspire you.< Less
101 Ageing Quotes By James Alexander
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Ageing... there’s precious little we can do about it, so we may as well accept it, get on with it and even enjoy it. Barring illness, how we cope with ageing is, to a certain extent, a question... More > of mind over matter: we’ve all heard the joke... if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. This little compilation of quotes from the likes of actors, writers, comedians and philosophers takes a gentle poke at the ageing process and reminds us that it’s not the end of the world... yet!< Less
The Best Cicero Quotes By James Alexander
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Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC) is generally considered Rome’s greatest orator and the master of Latin prose. He was also a powerful statesman, a successful lawyer and an influential... More > philosopher. Indeed, his affect on European literature and ideas, notably the Renaissance period, is almost unparalleled. Luckily, as Cicero was declared a ‘righteous pagan’ by the early Catholic Church, many of his works have been preserved, including recorded speeches, books on rhetoric and philosophy. From these, comes this collection of the best Cicero quotes.< Less