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 09, 2017
“What do leprechauns love to barbecue?"/"Short ribs.”

A popular St. Patrick’s Day leprechaun riddle is:

Q: What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
A: Short ribs.


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


Kidsjokes.co.uk (June 23, 2001)
St Patricks Day Jokes
What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
Short ribs!

Wilders Security Forums
Q: What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
A:Short ribs!
(...)
Rita, Mar 15, 2005

Google Groups: Angelique’sSmorgaabord
Some Irish jokes for St. paddy’s tomrrow. Enjoy.
andrea murray
3/17/07
(...)
Q: What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
A:Short ribs!

Twitter
Beverly Schmitt‏
@BeverlySchmitt
Q.  What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
A.  Short ribs!
10:31 AM - 17 Mar 2009

Twitter
SUE WOLF‏
@thecuriouswolf2
#StPatricksDay Q: What do leprechauns love to barbecue?A:Short ribs!
1:34 PM - 17 Mar 2010

My Town Tutors
St. Patrick’s Day Jokes
Posted on March 15, 2013
(...)
17. What do leprechauns love to barbecue? …. Short ribs!

Google Books
St Patrick’s Day Jokes
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
Short ribs!

Facebook
Bake Shop and Hollywood Cafe
September 16, 2016 ·
What do leprechauns love to barbecue?
Short ribs!

Twitter
The Real Beefaroo‏
@beefaroo_IL
Q: what do leprechauns love to BBQ?
A: short ribs!
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