The Wooden Leg Rule

A great advance in American divorce law, recorded by the Detroit Free Press - Sep 19, 1882.

I wonder if the ruling still stands?

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Feb 18, 2016
     Category: Divorce | Nineteenth Century





Comments
How about if the man shoots blanks and he knows it..........and he doesn't tell his girlfriend?
Posted by Healthy Appetite on 02/18/16 at 08:55 AM
You'd think one would notice it beforehand. If nothing else, when she's walking -- er, stumping -- down the aisle with Pops...
Posted by A Nonny Mouse on 02/18/16 at 09:02 AM
From a time when floor length skirts were the norm, I surmise.
Posted by ges on 02/18/16 at 09:51 AM
Nonny Mouse -- I just read this fact, and I'm not sure how accurate it is, but I'll share it anyway. Apparently, in church architecture the aisle is the passageway that runs along the outer wall. So technically, brides walk down the nave, not the aisle.

Like I said, not sure if this is true, but wikipedia seems to corroborate it:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aisle

If true, it's definitely an annoyingly pedantic fact to correct people with.
Posted by Alex on 02/18/16 at 09:54 AM
From a time when men didn't "shoot blanks" it was always the woman's fault & rightly so!

Anyhow, why would any right-thinking male want to keep a defective wife??


Well, yea, but didn't you kick the brick away?
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Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/18/16 at 10:21 AM
Y'all never complain about fake tits though!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/18/16 at 12:16 PM
Anyone get the name of that girl?

"... still stands"? Boo! Hiss!
Posted by KDP on 02/18/16 at 05:28 PM
"Anyone get the name of that girl?"

PEG!
Posted by Anastasia Beaverhausen on 02/18/16 at 11:45 PM
Patty, I'm liable to complain if I hit a wooden tit.
Posted by Virtual on 02/18/16 at 11:45 PM
That reminds me of another joke....

(punchline)
Doc: That's what I thought, termites!
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/19/16 at 12:05 AM
Well them, don't take any wooden tits honey.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/19/16 at 07:49 AM
@KDP
It might have been Eileen.
Posted by GFinKS on 02/19/16 at 08:29 AM
She should've joined PirateMatch.com
Posted by Greg on 02/19/16 at 05:00 PM
Reminds me of an old joke where the <a> shoe was on the other foot:
Dear Abby;
I'm engaged to be married in two weeks to a man I'll call "John", but last night I learned he has a wooden leg.
So, Abby, should I break it off?
Posted by Captain DaFt on 02/19/16 at 11:35 PM
They met when they were getting their prostheses. She got an eye and he a leg. He escorted her to her door on their second date.

She said "Would you like to kiss me?"

He said "Would I!"

She slapped him and yelled " PEG LEG PEG LEG!
Posted by BMN on 02/20/16 at 02:42 AM
Y'all never complain about fake tits though!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 02/18/16 at 12:16 PM

Patty, not so.... see the article Falsies, just 3 articles up!

http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/falsies/
Posted by Boyd on 02/23/16 at 10:36 AM
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