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Entry from January 12, 2016
“The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless”

Saint Nicholas (sometimes called Santa Claus) had a pun on his name cited in 2006:

“Does Santa have any money?”
“No. That’s why they call him St. Nickeless!”


A pun went viral on Twitter on July 5, 2012:

“The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless.”

The pun probably originated on the website Pun of the Day.


Wikipedia: Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas (Greek: Ἅγιος Νικόλαος, Hagios Nikólaos, Latin: Sanctus Nicolaus); (15 March 270 – 6 December 343), also called Nikolaos of Myra, was a historic 4th-century Christian saint and Greek Bishop of Myra, in Asia Minor (modern-day Demre, Turkey). Because of the many miracles attributed to his intercession, he is also known as Nikolaos the Wonderworker (Νικόλαος ὁ Θαυματουργός, Nikolaos ho Thaumaturgos). His reputation evolved among the faithful, as was common for early Christian saints.

The historical Saint Nicholas is commemorated and revered among Anglican, Catholic, Lutheran, and Orthodox Christians. In addition, some Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Reformed churches have been named in honor of Saint Nicholas. Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of sailors, merchants, archers, repentant thieves, children, brewers, pawnbrokers and students in various cities and countries around Europe.

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Pg. ?:
Does Santa have any money?
No. That’s why they call him St. Nickeless!

Twitter
Paul Nadolny
‏@OddlyStarry
Santa spent all his money on toys. That’s why he’s called St. Nickeless. #Christmas #pun
9:51 PM - 22 Nov 2009

Google Groups: The Grif.net
12/04/09 Grif.Net - A Punny Christmas Story
Dr. Bob
12/4/09
(...)
Santa is so Santa-mental that he sometimes spends all his money on the toys that he brings to children everywhere. At those times, he’s called St. Nickeless.

Twitter
joKing
‏@SGjokes
What do you call Santa when he has no money? St NICKELess!
11:37 PM - 24 Dec 2011

Pun of the Day
The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless.
Submitted by Toycoon - Skokie

Twitter
Terry Johnson
‏@WheresMyApple
The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless.[Click to Vote!]
- lol
2:13 AM - 5 Jul 2012

Twitter
Jerry Jones
‏@JerryJonesIndia
#Jokes July 5, 2012 - The patron saint of...: The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless.[Click to Vote!]
http://bit.ly/Os9cYN Jokes
2:13 AM - 5 Jul 2012

Google Groups: Jokes For The Kids
Jest For Kids 07-11-12
chocdr
7/11/12
(...)
The patron saint of the poor is St. Nickeless. (Mike Bull)

Tearable Puns
Jun 27, 2014
The patron saint of poverty
The patron saint of poverty is St. Nickeless.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, January 12, 2016 • Permalink