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Entry from April 09, 2018
“What kind of ant is good at math?"/"An accountant.”

An ant riddle is:

Q: What kind of ant is good at math?
A: An accountant.


The “account-ant"/"accountant" joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


6 May 2001, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “Funday Telegraph,” pg. F1:
What kind of ant is good at maths?
An accountant.

Google Books
Noah’s Favorite Animal Jokes
Compiled by Barbour Staff
Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour Publishing, Inc.
2003
Pg. ?:
What kind of ant is good at math?
An accountant.

Google Books
Roaring with Laughter:
A Book of Animal Jokes

By Michael Dahl
Minneapolis, MN: Picture Window Books
2004
Pg. 10:
What kind of ant is good at math?
An account-ant.

Google Groups: Palace of Adult Humor
ant jokes
Dangermo...@aol.com
10/21/06
(...)
What kind of ant is good at maths ?
An accountant !

Twitter
Linnet Woods
@linnetwoods
What kind of ant is good at math? An accountant.
6:53 AM - 29 Dec 2008

Google Books
More Mathematical Quickies & Trickies
By Yan Kow Cheong
Singapore” MathPlus Publishing
2018
Pg. 75:
Q: What kind of ant is good at math?
A: An accountant.

Reddit—Accounting
What kind of ant is good at math? (self.Accounting)
submitted March 19, 2018 by pawgsk
An accountANT. ha ha get it because accountants are good at math?
Bonus question, what kind of ant WOULD JUST LOVE to do all his friends’ and families’ tax returns for free?

Twitter
Lucky Score
@LuckyScoreNet
What kind of ant is good at maths ?
An
accountant !
#Joke from #AntJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
6:33 PM - 9 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, April 09, 2018 • Permalink