The European Journal of Humour Research

Vol 5, No 3 (2017)

Book Review. Litovkina, Anna T. (2016). “Do You Serve Lawyers and Politicians Here?” Stereotyped Lawyers and Politicians in American Jokes and Anti-Proverbs.

Mária Pethő


Anna T. Litovkina’s most recent book presents the stereotypical traits of lawyers and politicians as they are reflected in Anglo-American jokes and anti-proverbs. The book represents the first comprehensive collection and content interpretation of lawyer jokes and proverbs without offering linguistic analysis. It classifies and explains content-wise several lawyer jokes and proverbs that had been unclassified. The well-structuredness of the work deserves praise.