Every state has a few really strange laws on the books, and Mississippi is no exception. But weird laws keep life interesting, right? Of course they’re coming to us without their original context and some aren’t even verifiable, but let’s dust off these old Mississippi laws and take a look, just for fun:
“Woohoo!” (Oh No, You did Not Just Cheer Out Loud in Oxford, Mississippi)
Didn’t you know cheering in Oxford is against the law? Actually, you can cheer, but there has to be a reason or else it’s illegal. And your reason doesn’t sound good enough, okay?
Think you can just whip out your razor and start shaving in the middle of Main Street?
No sir, that dog don’t hunt in Tylertown, Mississippi. There’s a law that specifically states you cannot shave in the middle of Main Street, so just take your shaving cream and razor, mister, and march right over to the middle of some other street.
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In Mississippi, It Is Illegal to Make Love in Public
You’re really glad to have this cleared up, right? Because otherwise just think of the shenanigans you’d have gotten into, all the while not even realizing you were breaking the law.
Any state that doesn’t have this law on the books must be downright wild and uncivilized.
It’s Illegal to Sell Cat Meat in Mississippi
Okay, but we hope it’s also illegal to give it away and to buy it, for that matter. And nope, we don’t want to know the backstory to this one. At all. It’s been said that every supply first had a demand, but we don’t want to know about that either.
Obey this law and you will look cool but your dog will not.
In Temperance, Mississippi, you may not walk your dog unless it’s wearing a diaper. So if you don’t want to be that person walking at 7 a.m. with go-cup of coffee in hand, dog on leash and ignominious poop bag swinging, then this nifty law is for you, because it eliminates the poop bag. Dogs don’t care if they look stupid, so we’re giving this law a thumbs up.
Stop Me If You Must, But Not With Your Truck. That’s Illegal
That’s right. In Brandon, Mississippi, you may not hinder a pedestrian’s progress by placing a truck in their way. We’re pretty sure you can place a zebra in their way. Or an ostrich. Or a piano. But not a truck. Okay?
These weird laws made it onto the books in Mississippi in the first place because over the years some of our citizens got themselves and law enforcement into predicaments that made them necessary at the time.
Accidents happen every day, and some of the circumstances are unusual. If you’ve been injured by a car or a truck (or even a zebra) through no fault of your own, the Mississippi personal injury lawyers at Morris Bart can answer your questions, but we can’t help you if you’ve broken one of these laws and someone decides to enforce it.
We are known as the Hospitality State due to our friendly people, the gorgeous beaches, and the delicious catfish, which make this an amazing place to live or to visit. Following the laws may help keep Mississippi safe and beautiful, but it’s hard to see how the laws in this article would help anyone if they were enforced.
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