The main tool of lawyers, especially in examining witnesses in court hearings, is supposed to be language. However, sometimes the related logic is forgotten. In the following anecdotal examples, the questions and/or answers prove the difficulties that may arise when the lawyer forgets common sense:
Q: Now doctor, isn’t it true that when a person dies in his sleep, he doesn’t know about it until the next morning?
Q. Is it possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?
Q: How can you be so sure, doctor?
A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.
Q: Was it you or your younger brother who was killed in the war?
Q: You were there until the time you left, is that true?
Q: How many times have you committed suicide?
Q: Can you describe the individual?
A: He was about medium height and had a beard.
Q: Was this a male or a female?
Q: Doctor, how many autopsies have you performed on dead people?
A: All my autopsies are performed on dead people.