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， "This means 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."