020316 Legal Text

By March 2, 2016zBlog Archives

Doing some research for the legal project – the ancient laws are fascinating; I could spend days in the library browsing through them.  I still haven’t found the fisheries law governing the removal of skate wings.  Apparently, on account of skate genitalia resembling those of homo-sapiens, the Victorians demanded that the wings were removed and the rest of the skate thrown away.  This was supposed to prevent the fisherman and sailors being tempted into skate hanky-panky.  This might just prove to be an urban myth – shame, because it could be visually interesting.