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 January 06, 2016
“Why did God make snakes just before lawyers?"/"To practice.” (lawyer joke)

Lawyers are sometimes compared to snakes, as in this lawyer joke:

Q: Why did God make snakes just before lawyers?
A: To practice.


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


Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
More Lawyer Jokes
Girdle Popper
3/21/98
(...)
- Why did God make snakes just before lawyers?
To practice.

Google Groups: uk.people.fathers
Lawyer Jokes
Dave Ellison
11/12/99
(...)
Why did God make snakes just before lawyers?
To practice.

Google Books
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Health Fair
By Fred Neil
College Station, TX: VirtualBookworm
2002
Pg. 100:
Why did God make snakes just before lawyers?
To practice.

Google Books
A Treasury of Gross Jokes
By Julius Alvin
New York, NY: Kensington Books
2003
Pg. 48:
Why did God create snakes just before lawyers?
To practice.

Google Books
The Last Good Paradise:
A Novel

By Tatjana Soli
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
2015
Pg. 64:
Q: Why did God make snakes just before lawyers? A: To practice.

Twitter
Bob Kostic
‏@causticbob
Q: Why did God make snakes just before lawyers?
A: To practice.
3:17 PM - 7 Nov 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, January 06, 2016 • Permalink