"Argue & Phibbs" from The Red Notebook by Paul Auster



As I was reading the first chapter of a book The Red Notebook by Paul Auster,I read this name of the law firm Argue & Phibbs, which the author finds very funny.
He wrote the way those two names are put together "forms an even more delicious joke, an out-and-out sendup of the legal profession."
And actually, what's so funny to him doesn't really come across.
Is it because the name contains the word argue in it?
Could you please tell me more about what he thinks so funny about the name?

FYI, the following is where you can read the first chapter of the book:
Look for page 11.

Thank you very much.
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