This section is from the book "Popular Law Library Vol7 Equity Jurisprudence, Trusts, Equity Pleading", by Albert H. Putney. Also available from Amazon: Popular Law-Dictionary.
Scandal1 and impertinent2 matters are prohibited
1 "Scandal on the answer is the same as in the bill; that is, allegations of matters neither proper for the court to hear nor for the defendant to state in a pleading, or which unnecessarily cast upon another the imputation of disgraceful or criminal conduct. Nothing relevant to the merits of the controversy can be so considered." Shipman, Sec. 341. 2 "Impertinence is where the answer states matter outside of and irrelevant to the case made by the bill, and not material to the defendant's case. Scandalous matter is in the answer as in the bill. Such matter may be struck out upon exceptions being taken thereto.