Legal Wit - Days of Old

Legal Wit - Days of Old
In days of old, masters of witty social commentary, such as Mark Twain and Ambrose Bierce, relied on a fine turn of phrase to poke humour or ridicule. Today, much lesser minds rely on a crude turn of the behind. In days of old, subtlety commonly characterized social commentary. Today, subtlety is seldom found in a society obsessed with expediencey. A "moon" may be one of the expedient replacements for subtle social commentary.

R. v. Hecker
1980 CarswellYukon 10
Yukon Territory Territorial Court
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