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Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Exploding custard lorry
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The incident described in Esmerelda's post happened on the A382 near Changford, Devon. It was therefore a lorry - let's have no truck with these Americanisms.

The case came to court, but the judge said: "De minimis non curat lex," or, "The law pays no attention to trifles."

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Posted on 09/30/2008 6:04 AM by Mary Jackson
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30 Sep 2008
Hugh Fitzgerald

 

The phrase "de minimis non curat lex"  appears in a libidinous limerick of the kind famously collected by Gershon Legman  ("There was a young maid from Pawtucket"):
 
There was a young law student named Rex,
· Who had very small organs of sex.
· When charged with exposure,
· He said with composure:
· De minimis non curat lex

And there are others that exploit both the same lex-sex rhyme and the implied rhythm imposed on the Latin tag.