When legalese is funny

Normally, legalese can be characterized in a variety of ways: unnecessary, confusing, bloviated, muddled, thick, self-referential, small-printish, and stupid. “Funny” is not a usual descriptor of legalese. However, in this footnote, I think it is funny:

A certain four-letter verb for “copulate,” of possible Scandinavian origin (see Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary (1977) p. 463, col. 2) appears frequently in the record along with its gerundive and a related noun involving the maternal parent.

Well put.

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