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Entry from October 16, 2018
“Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?"/"Nobody will look for them.”

A lawyer riddle is:

Q: Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?
A: Nobody will look for them.


The lawyer joke has been cited in print since at least 1987. 


10 September 1987, Seattle (WA) Times “Know some lawyers? You could read this column to them” by Emmett Watson, pg. F1:
“Why can’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?” It is the nature of lawyer jokes that the teller always answers his own question: “Lawyers can’t play hide-and-seek because nobody will look for them.”

Google Groups: eunet.jokes
Lawyer Q & A’s
Bjorn-Ivar Sigbjornsen
8/13/98
(...)
Q: Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?
A: Nobody will look for them.

Google Books
The Even Bigger Book of Gross Jokes
By Julius Alvin
New York, NY: Kensington Books
2000
Pg. 80:
Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?
Nobody will look for them.

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam
@bollywoodsargam
Lawyer jokes - 6672 Joke: Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?
Nobody will look for them. .... http://tinyurl.com/p9l98g
4:24 PM - 20 May 2009

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?Nobody will look for them.

Facebook
Lawyer’s jokes - LJ
July 31, 2015 ยท
WHY DON’T LAWYERS PLAY HIDE AND SEEK?
because Nobody would look for them!

Twitter
lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#wednesdaywit
Why don’t lawyers play hide-and-seek?
Nobody will look for them.
8:20 AM - 17 Oct 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 • Permalink