A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 15, 2017
“What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?"/"He told them to ‘hiss off!‘“

A St. Patrick’s Day joke about Saint Patrick is:

Q: What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
A: He told them to “hiss off!”


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Kidsjokes.co.uk (June 14, 2001)
St Patricks Day Jokes
What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
He told them to “hiss off”

Orange Peel—Citrus Glen Newsletter (Fenruary 2006)
Pg. 4:
St. Patrick’s Day Groaners
Q: What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
A: He told them to “hiss” off.

Sudoku Puzzles
Canuk Greg From Ottawa, Canada Supporting Member
17/Mar/07 7:45 AM
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What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
He told them to ‘hiss off’

Twitter
Heather Rowland‏
@heatherrolo
What did St. Patrick say to the snakes? HISS OFF. Hahaha you’re welcome. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
7:38 AM - 17 Mar 2011

Twitter
Frank Bunton‏
@TwistinFrank
What did St. Patrick say to the snakes?
He told them to “hiss off!”
4:45 AM - 11 Mar 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Wednesday, March 15, 2017 • Permalink