10 Craziest Laws In America


Dezsényi I. - Salánki Á. | 2016. 09. 13.
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Here are the 10 craziest laws in America.

The United States is a geographically vast country with varied sets of laws spanning hundreds of years. Here are 10 of the strangest laws according to the Olivet Nazarene University.

Number 10 – In Arizona it’s a crime for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.

Number 9 – In Arkansas, it’s illegal to mispronounce the name of the state. So don’t say “Are-Kansas” if you decide to visit.

Number 8 – Georgia doesn’t allow people to keep ice cream cones in their back pockets on Sundays.

Number 7 – Idaho makes it a crime to give your significant other a box of chocolates in excess of 50 pounds.

Number 6- Illinois allows minors to drink alcohol–so long as they’re enrolled in a culinary arts program.

Number 5 – Louisiana offers $500 fines to people who send pizza to others without their knowledge.

Number 4 – In Maine, it’s illegal to keep Christmas decorations up after January 14th.

Number 3 – Michigan women may not cut their own hair without their husband’s go-ahead.

Number 2 – In Mississippi, you could be fined up to $100 for using profane language in public.

Number 1 – New Jersey forbids men to knit during fishing season.

What’s the synonym of the following words? Can you make pairs?

1. profane language

a. enormous

2. to forbid

b. punishment

3. vast

c. unlawful

4. fine

d. four-letter words

5. go-ahead

e. order

6. illegal

f. permission

7. law

g. to not allow


Key:

1. d.

2. g.

3. a.

4. b.

5. f.

6. c.

7. e.

Vocabulary

 

geographically

földrajzilag

vast

hatalmas, kiterjedt

to span

átfogni, átívelni

donkey

szamár, csacsi

bathtub

fürdőkád

to mispronounce

rosszul kiejteni

your significant other

a “nagy Ő”

in excess of

valaminél több, valamit meghaladó

minor

fiatalkorú

 

to enroll

beiratkozni

culinary arts

konyhaművészet

fine

büntetés

go-ahead

beleegyezés

profane language

káromkodás

in public

nyilvánosan

to forbid

megtiltani

to knit

kötni

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