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20110415

Apr 15 2011

"If you really keep trying to argue your case, I'm gonna be forced to shove my arm down your throat, and rip out your fucking voicebox. Ok? Good. No more questions, m'lord."

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Apparently, STM is a barrister (lawyer), trying a case in court. The "m'lord" gives it away. I'm pretty sure this is what would be called badgering the witness.
"Working nine to five, it's all gone to shit. Whatever happened to my wrestling desire?"
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"I don't know what it is that makes you so stupid, but it works."
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Karen's notes: The justice system is a bit weird in the UK. Barristers are lawyers who try cases in court, and solicitors are lawyers who, uh, do all the other stuff. Barristers still wear frilly grey wigs and long black robes in court. Strangely, the wigs are made to look extremely fake on purpose, I have never been able to make sense of why. And Adam's cousin, who is a barrister, tells us that the more tired and tattered your wig, the more respect it garners.

52 comments:

  1. I've noticed this on Law and Order UK

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  2. You can often spot a barrister who smokes from the blonde highlights at the front of his/her wig.

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  3. Benjamin Sutton15 April 2011 at 11:04

    You're mistaken, those wigs are *totally* real.

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  4. Wait, is he wrestling *with* desire or did he have dreams of becoming a wrestler when he was young?

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  5. The wigs are made to look fake because they are a badge of office. And people respect a tattered wig because it implies that you've been practising for a long time.

    Not that it isn't all incredibly silly.

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  6. I think STM's barrister went beyond regular Badger right to Honey Badger...

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  7. I'm thinking ". . . but it works" should definitely be a t-shirt :)

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  8. Somewhere in Canada15 April 2011 at 18:14

    Funny, the first comment sent me back to the 14th century with the whole landlord/tennant thing going on. But the barrister/solicitor makes sense to. Did you know that they only started wearing those wigs because personal hygene was so bad, they had to cover up the bald spots the bed bugs and lice were causing?

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  9. Okay, the comments from STM were great, as usual .... but I'm just very humorously shocked about the judges still wearing the wigs in the UK. (Obviously, American here.) I had no idea that anyone still did that! ... "The more you know!" ;o)

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  10. So... STM's barrister is BADGERTASTIC?

    ...I couldn't resist...

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  11. In Canada, we have Barristers and Solicitors, and we wear the long black robes as well. Thank god we don't have to wear those wigs! I don't think I'd enjoy wearing a wig every day.

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  12. The wigs, gowns, and other required items are to create a uniform, so that juries are not influenced by a barrister's choice of tie or hairstyle, or the cut of his/her suit. Such things do affect juries!

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  13. I think there is no such kind of problems with wigs..

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