§56-4-37. Defects disregarded on demurrer.
On a demurrer (unless it be to a plea in abatement), the court
shall not regard any defect or imperfection in the declaration or
other pleading, whether it has heretofore been deemed mispleading
or insufficient pleading or not, unless there be omitted something
so essential to the action or defense that judgment, according to
law and the very right of the cause, cannot be given. No demurrer
shall be sustained because of the omission in any pleading of the
words, "this he is ready to verify," or "this he is ready to verify
by the record," or "as appears by the record"; but the opposite
party may be excused from replying, demurring or otherwise
answering to any pleading, which ought to have, but has not, such
words therein, until they be inserted.