These are from statements people actually said in court, word for word, taken down and now published by court reporters that had the torment of staying calm while these exchanges were taking place.
Attorney: What was the first thing your husband said
to you that morning?
Witness: He said, "Where am I, Cathy?"
Attorney: And why did that upset you?
Witness: My name is Susan!
Attorney: Are you sexually active?
Witness: No, I just lie there.
Attorney: This myasthenia gravis, does it effect your
memory at all?
Attorney: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
Witness: I forget.
Attorney: You forget? Can you give us an example of
something you forgot?
Attorney: Do you know if your daughter has ever been involved in voodoo?
Witness: We both do.
Witness: We do.
Attorney: You do?
Witness: Yes, voodoo.
Attorney: Now doctor, isn't it true that when a person
dies in his sleep, he doesn't know about it
until the next morning?
Witness: Did you actually pass the bar exam?
Attorney: Were you present when your picture was
Witness: Are you shittin' me?
Attorney: So the date of conception (of the baby) was
Attorney: And what were you doing at that time?
Witness: Uh....I was gettin' laid?
Attorney: She had three children, right?
Attorney: How many were boys?
Attorney: Were there any girls?
Witness: Are you shittin' me? Your Honor, I think I need a different attorney. Can I get a new attorney?
Attorney: How was your first marriage terminated?
Witness: By death.
Attorney: And by whose death was it terminated?
Witness: Now whose death do you suppose it was?
Attorney: Can you describe the individual?
Witness: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Attorney: Was this a male or female?
Attorney: Doctor, how many of your autopsies have you
performed on dead people?
Witness: All my autopsies were performed on dead
people. Would you like to rephrase that?
Attorney: Do you recall the time that you examined the
Witness: The autopsy started around 8:30.
Attorney: And Mr. Denton was dead at the time"
Witness: No, he was sitting on the table wondering why I
was doing an autopsy on him.
Attorney: Are you qualified to give a urine sample?
Witness: Are you qualified to ask that question?
Attorney: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy did
you check for a pulse?
Attorney: Did you check for blood pressure?
Attorney: Did you check for breathing?
Attorney: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive
when you began the autopsy.
Attorney: How can you be so sure?
Witness: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a
Attorney: I see, but could the patient have still been
Witness: Yes, it is possible that he was alive and
Apparently court can be entertaining.