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 12, 2017
“What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?"/"A jig mistake.”

A riddle about the Irish jig is:

Q: What do you call a clumsy Irish dance.
A: A jig mistake.


The joke (a pun on “big mistake") has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Kidsjokes.co.uk (June 23, 2001)
St Patricks Day Jokes
What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?
A jig mistake!

The Blue Mountain Internet Customer Newsletter
St. Patrick’s Day Funnies
by Katrina Moran
March 2005
(...)
Q: What do you call a clumsy Irish dance? A jig mistake

Twitter
Beverly Schmitt‏
@BeverlySchmitt
Q.  What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?
A.  A jig mistake!
9:44 AM - 17 Mar 2009

iget2work.com
March 16, 2010
St Patrick’s Day Jokes and One Liners
(...)
Q. What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?
A. A jig mistake!

Twitter
Racheal McCaig‏
@RachealMc
What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?  A jig mistake…
11:02 AM - 13 Mar 2012

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St Patricks Day Jokes and Riddles For Kids
BY Lela Davidson
Updated on March 26, 2012
(...)
What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?
A jig mistake!

FitNHit
St Patricks Day 2016 Sayings: Funny Messages, Quotes, Images to Share on FB Whatsapp
News March 16, 2016 Harjeet
(...)
Q: What do you call a clumsy Irish dance?
A: A jig mistake!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMusic/Dance/Theatre/Film • Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Permalink