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Joke of the week: "The Veteran Accountant"

Posted by John McIntyre at 10:37 AM | | Comments (2)


She was right! I was taught that the credits were 'to the window', but that is just the same thing...

As a young writer working for a state credit union association, I ventured out of my comfort zone and took a basic accounting class. This story, learned there, has been a favorite of mine ever since but the punchline was "Debits on the window side."

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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