Politicians should tell jokes like Canadian lawyers, eh

05/13/2013 | Canadian Lawyer online (Toronto)

Politicians often wind up with egg on their faces when they try to crack jokes -- and in that sense, they could learn a thing or two from Canadian lawyers, writes Lee Akazaki. There's plenty of banter in Canadian courtrooms, Akazaki explains, but it's subtle, low-key stuff that's intended to make a point rather than simply to win easy laughs. "Ultimately, professional humour is not supposed to make you laugh; it is supposed to help you think about something from an unexpected perspective," he writes.

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