n South African Law Journal - The Constitutional Court loses its (and our) sense of humour : : notes

Volume 128, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0258-2503
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2177



Albert and Ben are assembling collages in the art class. Albert shows Ben a picture, cut from a , of two dogs copulating, 'doggiestyle', as is their wont. The two boys laugh about this, for they are boys, and boys find that kind of thing funny. Ben says, 'Now have a look at this.' And he takes the pictures of the heads of the principal and her deputy, which he has cut from the school magazine for his collage, and places one over the head of the one dog, and one over the head of the other. The two boys laugh even more loudly, for they are boys, and boys find this kind of thing very funny. At that moment Charlene pops up and peeks over their shoulders. She laughs (possibly because girls find that kind of thing funny too). And she takes a picture of the image, lying on the art desk, with her cell phone. She sends the image to her friend Delia who, because she also finds it funny, in turn sends it on to three hundred close friends on Facebook (because Delia is a child, and that is what children do).

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