“Taters”

July 11, 2012

  • 129 Disorderly Conduct
  • 129k127 k. Provocation in General; Fighting Words.

129 Disorderly ConductCalling a potato peddler “Taters,” though offensive and causing irritation, is not use of “profane, violent, abusive or insulting language *** in its common acceptation, calculated to arouse to anger *** or to cause a breach of the peace,” prohibited by Kirby’s Dig. § 1648.
Holmes v. State, 204 S.W. 846 (Ark. 1918)