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Entry from August 05, 2014
“How does an attorney sleep?” (joke)

Lawyers have a reputation for stretching the truth (lying). A popular lawyer joke is:

How does an attorney sleep?
First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Google Groups: alt.support.depression.manic.moderated
Humor: Lawyr Short Takes 7/11/01
LyndaNP
7/11/01
LAWYER SHORT TAKES
(...)
How does an attorney sleep?
First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other.

Google Grous: can.taxes
Wonder if CCRA Has Been Forced to Make Similar Disclosures?
John Galt
12/1/02
(...)
How does a lawyer sleep at night?
He lies on one side and then on the other.

Google Books
The World’s Funniest Lawyer Jokes:
A Caseload of Jurisprudential Jest

By Steven D. Price
New York, NY: Skyhorse Publishing
2011
Pg. ?:
Q: How does an attorney sleep?
A: First he lies on one side and then on the other.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
How does a lawyer sleep?
First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other.

6 May 2012, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), “A Living Lawyer Joke” by Al Lewis, sec. 3, pg. 2, col. 5:
How does an attorney sleep? First he lies on one side. Then he lies on the other.

Twitter
PUNS
‏@omgthatspunny
How does an attorney sleep? First he lies on one side, then he lies on the other.  #punny
9:10 AM - 3 Jul 2012

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, August 05, 2014 • Permalink