A man was sued by a woman for defamation of character. She charged that he had called her a pig.
The man was found guilty and fined. After the trial he asked the judge,
"Does this mean that I cannot call Mrs. Johnson a pig?".
The judge said that was true. "Does this mean I cannot call a pig, 'Mrs. Johnson'?", the man asked.
The judge replied that he could indeed call a pig 'Mrs. Johnson' with no fear of legal action.
The man looked directly at Mrs. Johnson and said: "Good afternoon, Mrs. Johnson!"