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
“Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish? He decided to go for brogue!”

"Brogue” sounds a little bit like “broke.” A St. Patrick’s Day pun is:

“Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish? He decided to go for brogue!”

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


Kidsjokes.co.uk (June 14, 2001)
St Patricks Day Jokes
Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish?
He decided to go for brogue!

DISboards.com
Goofy’s....Galway Groans?....
Discussion in ‘Community Board’ started by Goofyposter, Mar 17, 2003.
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Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish?
.....He decided to go for brogue!

The Autumn of My Life
MONDAY, MARCH 16, 2009
St. Patrick’s Day Riddles
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Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish?
he decided to go for brogue

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Frank Bunton‏
@TwistinFrank
Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish?
He decided to go for brogue!
4:45 AM - 10 Mar 2015

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Frank Illig‏
@FJIllig
#BadJokeoftheDay:  Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish? He decided to go for brogue! {groan}
8:10 AM - 29 Sep 2015

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Alan S Harrell‏
@ashtexas
Did you hear about the man who wanted to sound Irish? . . . He decided to go for brogue.
8:08 AM - 17 Mar 2016

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