A woman was being questioned in a court trial involving slander.
“Please repeat the slanderous statements you heard, exactly as you heard them,” instructed the lawyer.
The witness hesitated. “But they are unfit for any respectable person to hear,” she protested.
“Then,” said the attorney, “just whisper them to the judge.”
- Modern Slander: Man Sues Ex-Girlfriends for Online Remarks (blogs.lawyers.com)