A woman sued a man for defamation of character. She charged that he had called her a pig.
As a result, the man was found guilty and fined.
After the trial, he asked the judge, “This means that I can not call Mrs. Johnson a pig?”
The judge said that was true.
“Does this mean I cannot call a pig Mrs. Johnson?” the man asked.
The judge replied that he could indeed call a pig Mrs. Johnson with no fear of legal action.
The man looked directly at Mrs. Johnson and said, “Good afternoon, Mrs. Johnson.”