13 October 2010

Where is a good place for unlawful behavior?

Photographed in Germantown, MD on this date.

The dictionary defines "unlawful" as "illegal" and the latter as "prohibited by law". Therefore, the phrase "unlawful behavior is prohibited" in the sign means "behavior prohibited by law is prohibited". Redundant, no?

Is there ever a place where unlawful behavior is not prohibited?

1 comment:

John said...

Illegal behavior is illegal wherever the law applies, but "illegal" might have little meaning in places where enforcement is lax or nonexistent.