A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from February 19, 2016
“Why did God invent lawyers?” (lawyer joke)

One popular lawyer joke is:

Q. Why did God invent lawyers?
A. So that realtors would have someone to look down on.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1998.


Google Groups: alt.humor
Lawyers (Q&A)
´¯`·.¸¸. Karel .¸¸.·´¯`
1/7/98
(...)
Q. Why did God invent lawyers?
A. So that realtors would have someone to look down on.

Q. What are lawyers good for?
A. They make used car salesmen look good.

Google Groups: alt.humor
Law
Dark Shadow
2/21/99
(...)
Q. Why did God invent lawyers?
A. So that realtors would have someone to look down on.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
Lawyer Jokes - 5
nemo
4/11/03
(...)
What are Lawyers good for?
They make used car salesmen and estate agents look good.

Twitter
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‏@fun_jokes_video
#joke Why did God invent lawyers?: Q: Why did God invent lawyers?
A: So that real estate agents would have someone… http://bit.ly/cEGXtN
1:07 PM - 24 Apr 2010

Google Books
Jokes and Targets
By Christie Davies
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press
2011
Pg. 55:
Why did God invent lawyers?
So that realtors would have someone to look down on. (Field 2003).

What are lawyers good for?
They make used car salesmen look good. (Field 2003).

YouTube
Jokes - Why did God invent lawyers? So that real estate agents would have someone to look down on.
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Published on Oct 5, 2015
Joke :
Why did God invent lawyers?
So that real estate agents would have someone to look down on.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Friday, February 19, 2016 • Permalink