Another never-ending source of amazement for me is the nature of some of the lawsuits that manage to get filed in court. Via an email, I see that a litigious Pennsylvania woman has recently sued a boy for making the meow sound at her:

JEANNETTE, Pa. (Aug. 23) – Meow. A district judge has been asked to decide whether that word is a harmless taunt or grounds for misdemeanor harassment. Jeannette police charged a 14-year-old boy for “meowing” whenever he sees his neighbor, 78-year-old Alexandria Carasia.
The boy’s family and Carasia do not get along. The boy’s mother said the family got rid of their cat after Carasia complained to police that it used her flower garden as a litter box.
The boy testified Tuesday that he only meowed at the woman twice. Carasia testified, “Every time he sees me, he meows.”

Well, ain’t that the cat’s meow?
The boy’s defense attorney says the suit never should have been filed, and while he’s right, since when does being right matter?
The problem is, anything can now be considered offensive, on any number of grounds.
I wouldn’t want to try oinking at people with certain religious, um, sensibilities.
And hog-calling on an airplane might really create trouble.
Personally, I think if all humor were made illegal, we’d have a funnier world.