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Friday, March 28, 2014

Two lawyers walk into a bar . . .

Slate is running a multi-part series on humor, co-authored by a journalist and a professor at Colorado who has developed and is testing a new theory of what makes something funny. In the latest entry, they write that lawyer jokes are unique to the United States. One explanation: "No other country is so rooted in the sanctity of law—and in no other country are those who practice it so reviled."

Posted by Howard Wasserman on March 28, 2014 at 08:00 AM in Howard Wasserman | Permalink

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. . . the next one ducks?

Posted by: anon | Mar 28, 2014 11:15:06 AM

Huh? That's just wrong, lawyers are reviled in a lot of places. England and Ireland certainly have lawyer jokes.

Posted by: twbb | Mar 28, 2014 2:56:02 PM

http://books.google.com/books?id=1pcFGm5DZDkC&pg=PA60#v=onepage&q&f=false

Posted by: twbb | Mar 28, 2014 3:09:00 PM

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