This is a true story. On October 13, 1944, the Durham (North Carolina) Sun reported that a citizen was brought up in traffic court for parking his car on a restricted street right in front of a sign that read "No Stoping". The defendant plead "not guilty". "Your Honor, I have not violated the law. The sign prohibited stoping, and I have not stoped. Webster's dictionary tells me that stoping means extracting ore from a stope, or, loosely, underground. Your Honor, I am a law-abiding citizen, and I didn't extract any ore from the area of the sign." Judge Wilson responded, "This is Friday the 13th and anything can happen. Case dismissed."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)