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Judge Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat, Jr. (October 2, 1922

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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}}February 23, 1996) was a judge, law professor, and state representative in the U.S. state of Mississippi, notable for his 1952 speech on the floor of the Mississippi state legislature concerning whiskey. Reportedly the speech took Sweat two and a half months to write.<ref name="Clarion Ledger">Clarion Ledger, "On June 3, Soggy's speech will come to life" 25 May 2003</ref>{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }} The speech is renowned for the grand rhetorical terms in which it seems to come down firmly and decisively on both sides of the question. The speech gave rise to the phrase If-by-whiskey, used to illustrate such equivocation in argument.

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Intro  Career  The \"whiskey speech\"  See also  References  External links  

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Judge Noah S. "Soggy" Sweat, Jr. (October 2, 1922

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{{#invoke:Redirect template|main}}February 23, 1996) was a judge, law professor, and state representative in the U.S. state of Mississippi, notable for his 1952 speech on the floor of the Mississippi state legislature concerning whiskey. Reportedly the speech took Sweat two and a half months to write.<ref name="Clarion Ledger">Clarion Ledger, "On June 3, Soggy's speech will come to life" 25 May 2003</ref>{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Category handler|main}}{{#invoke:Category handler|main}}[dead link] }} The speech is renowned for the grand rhetorical terms in which it seems to come down firmly and decisively on both sides of the question. The speech gave rise to the phrase If-by-whiskey, used to illustrate such equivocation in argument.

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Noah S. Sweat sections
Intro  Career  The \"whiskey speech\"  See also  References  External links  

PREVIOUS: IntroNEXT: Career
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