Court rules request for 'lawyer dog' too 'ambiguous' | TheHill. The saga of language interpretation goes on. In this case, the criminal defendant, during questioning, uttered the words "...just give me a lawyer dog..." and the Court held that the language was too ambiguous to cause cessation of further questioning. My question is whether the Court wanted the Defendant to include punctuation in his colloquy with the police officer? Perhaps, he should have said: "Just give me a lawyer comma dog"? This case reminds me of the Oxford Comma dispute. I still have nightmares. Sorry, Louisiana. I don't think there is any ambiguity here. He just wanted a lawyer, dog.