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Mega-viral tweet asks ‘how do Iawyers not cry when arguing’?

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The Twittersphere responds

Dry your eyes mate

A simple tweet asking, ‘how do lawyers not cry when arguing[?]’ has gone mega-viral.

Since putting the all-important question to Twitter last week, popular stand-up-Tweeter, known as ‘Jimmy’, has been flooded with responses — with the post (see below) receiving an impressive 132,000 retweets and 405,000 likes. Of the 1,100 tweeters that commented their thoughts below, answers on offer vary from common sense to straight-up comical.

One user offered a pragmatic explanation, suggesting that adequate prep can keep those tear ducts empty:

Another user, equipped with an Ariande Grande pun and gif, suggested lawyers leave their crying times behind them in law school:

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Others cited the lucrative pay cheques to keep their emotions in check — with one user alluding to the super-absorbant qualities of dolla-bills:

A potential trade secret found its way into the comments, with one tweeter hypothesising dry eyes could be the result of lawyers’ hair product:

Of course, qualified practitioners are not the only ones to shed a tear. Future Linklaters trainee and legally-minded vlogging queen, Eve Cornwell, lets us all know that even lawyers-to-be need a tissue once in a while:

For law students harking back at their first-time mooting, the tweet below may strike a few chords:

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20 Comments

Anonymous

Mega viral?

What an awful description.

(22)(1)

Anonymous

Is there anything actually good about this dog turd mascaraing as an article?

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Anonymous

HOW MUCH ARE YOU F*CKING LOVING BREXIT?

APOCALYPSE POSTPONED

IT IS GOING TO BE BIBLICAL

NO DEAL NO DEAL NO DEAL

(3)(3)

Your mum

“Vlogging Queen”… is it dark and echoey in there…?

(10)(0)

Anonymous

Alex is trying to lure Eve to write for LC after she drops out of her training contract to be a professional social media persona. He can’t pay with money so he pays with fake praise instead.

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Anonymous

Never had an argument with an opposing solicitor. Even when we have been poles apart in terms of our positions it is always a discussion, never an argument.

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Ciaran Goggins

Tear ducts removed at birth.

(3)(0)

Anonymous

“we do”

Lmao alright Eve, you’re not even a trainee yet.

(34)(1)

Anonymous

Bless Eve.

She believes all the graduate recruitment stuff rolled out to the youngsters trying to enter the profession.

Fast forward 4 years and you’ve forgotten all about law school, are 2 stone heavier, that graduate recruiter has moved to another firm because they were miserable and your HR contact always seems to be off on maternity leave.

(26)(0)

S***CityFirm

They cry in the firm toilets, duh.

(2)(0)

Anon

Because, only humans cry

(5)(0)

Anonymous

❄️

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Anon

It was intended as a joke. I am a lawyer myself, so “snowflake” right back at ya for taking offence 😉

(2)(0)

❄️

Boo hoo!

Poo poo!

Noo noo!

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Anonymous

Lol here come all the comments from people who hate one of the most rewarding (both financially and mentally) careers you can have in corporate law. Sure you guys at lower tier and high street firms might just see it as churning documents for hours but for those of us at the top shops we see the value in all of our work. Negotiating to give our client the edge, winning for our clients and constantly trying to edge out your colleagues in the quest for partnership. I love the prestige, money and drive of the career and if you lot don’t get out. Or don’t. Just more people for me to beat in my career. (Yes I do work at one of the elusive £140k nq US shops)

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Anonymous

Prove it or GTFO

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Anonymous

Snore

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Anonymous

This reads like something that was written by someone whose entire understanding of the legal profession comes from watching Suits.

(11)(0)

Anonymous

Student. No question.

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AbsurdinessBrown

Anyone decent is already permabanned on Twitter.

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