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ACCOUNTING TRADE JOKE

YOU HEAR THE STORY ABOUT THE BOOKKEEPER WHO WOULD
LOOK IN HIS DRAWER EVERY MORNING BEFORE HE WOULD START
TO WORK. WELL, EVERYONE IN THE OFFICE WONDERED WHAT
WAS IN THAT DRAWER THAT WAS SO IMPORTANT THAT THE
BOOKKEEPER COULD NOT START HIS WORK WITHOUT LOOKING
AT IT. THEY WOULD ASK BUT HE WOULDN'T TELL. THE
DAY AFTER HE RETIRED, THEY LOOKED IN HIS DESK AND
FOUND A NOTE THAT READ, "DEBITS TO THE WINDOWS--
CREDITS TO THE DOOR."

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; COMMERCE SCHOOL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 09-00-1963

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COED TRADITION-COURTSHIP

AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN A COED IS NOT REALLY
A COED UNTIL SHE HAS BEEN KISSED UNDER THE
ENGINEERING ARCH AT MIDNIGHT ON A FRIDAY.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; COMMERCE SCHOOL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 09-00-1965

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ACCOUNTING STUDENT'S NICKNAME

BOOKIE - THE NAME GIVEN TO THE ACCOUNTING STUDENT WHO KNOWS HOW TO
MAKE JOURNAL ENTRIES WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING THE THEORY BEHIND IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; COMMERCE SCHOOL

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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