“And what is your occupation?” the Justice of the Peace asked the defendant in the dock.
“I deal in fats and tallow”, was the answer, “and I’ve been in business a good few years… I bought stuff off you many years ago”.
“Nonsense… you’ve done no such thing” the Justice roared from the Bench. ”I’ve never been a butcher, I’ve never sold fat in my life”.
“You are right. I didn’t buy fat off you. I bought all those empty bottles you had in your shed”.
Researched and compiled by Ric Carlyon