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Entry from May 04, 2014
“What has 75 balls and screws old ladies?” (bingo joke)

“What has six balls and screws Texans? The Texas Lottery!” is an old joke. Similar jokes have been said about the lotteries in other states.

A related joke about the game of bingo is:

“What has 75 balls and screws old ladies?”
“Bingo!”


The bingo joke has been cited in print since at least 1992.


Google Groups: uk.local.yorkshire
Q: What has a whole bunch of little balls and screws old ladies?
Trent Seymore
5/8/02
A: A bingo machine.

Google Groups: rec.humor
QA
sorgatz
7/10/92
In article <1992Jul9.2...@gumby.dsd.trw.com> () writes:
>Q:  What has six balls and screws you twice a week?
>
>A:  The California Lottery.
Not bad...a better one is:

q: What has 100 balls and fucks rabbits?
a: A shotgun!

Even better:

q: what has 75 balls and screws little old ladies?
a: Bingo!

Google Groups: rec.humor
balls
BACS Data Communications Group
8/20/92
Q:  What’s green and has 16 balls?
A:  A pool table.
Q:  What has 75 balls and screws old women?
A:  Bingo.

Google Books
God & Sex, Too, the Novel
By Dean C. Dauw
Chicago, IL: Fort Dearborn Press
1994
Pg. 179:
By the way, do you know what has seventy-five balls and screws little old ladies?” Dom remembered he was Keno Czar in Defuque in 1961-62.
“No! What has seventy-five balls and does such naughty things?”
“Bingo!”

Google Books
Maledicta: The International Journal of Verbal Aggression
1990-1995, Volume 11

Edited by Reinhold Aman
Maledicta Press
1995
Pg. 156:
What has 75 balls and screws old ladies? — Bingo.

Google Books
The Cunning Linguist:
Ribald Riddles, Lascivious Limericks, Carnal Corn, and Other Good, Clean Dirty Fun!

By Richard Lederer
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Press
2003
Pg. 117:
What has a whole bunch of little balls and screws old ladies?
A bingo machine.

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10:09 PM - 1 Jul 2014

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