Oklahoma Law Books Full Of Odd Laws

Tuesday, September 5th 2006, 8:43 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Did you find yourself swearing while watching the Cowboys or Sooners play football last weekend? If you did, you subjected yourself to a $1 fine under Oklahoma law.

In a state where eavesdropping is illegal and you can't purchase a dead body, Oklahoma is loaded with strange laws that are rarely enforced.

For example. you couldn't get a drink on Labor Day if you were in Seminole. In Seminole County, like Garfield, Kingfisher, Logan, Noble, Payne and Pittsburg counties, the sale of mixed drinks is banned on the holiday.

Attorneys say most laws thought weird today were written years ago with some meaning. The state Legislature meant to protect someone or something when the laws were enacted.