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 January 16, 2018
“How do you make a sausage roll?"/"Push it.”

A sausage roll riddle is:

Q: How do you make a sausage roll?
A: Push it.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1925 and 1978. “How do you make an egg roll?"/"Push it” and “How do you make a Swiss roll?"/"Push him down a hill” are similar riddles.


Google Books
Music Hall Nights
By Dion Clayton Calthrop
London, UK: John Lane
1925
Pg. 101:
He tells stories concerning ladies’ night attire during a fire, and has been known to relate how to make a sausage roll. (You take it to the top of the stairs and push it with your foot.)

Google Books
The Crack-a-Joke Book
Harmondsworth, UK: Penguin Books
1978
Pg. 56:
How do you make a sausage roll?
Push it.

Google Groups: eunet.jokes
food
Hugo Burke
4/30/91
How do you make a sausage roll?
Push it down a hill.

Google Books
The Father Christmas It’s a Blooming Terrible Joke Book
By Raymond Briggs
London, UK: Puffin Books
1994
Pg. 70:
How do you make a sausage roll?
Push it.

Google Groups: aus.jokes
Sausage Roll Recipe
Longhair
5/13/96
Q. How do you make a sausage roll?
A. Push it!

Twitter
Ian B‏
@TheAdmiral
Can anyone tell me some good Q/A jokes? Like… how do you make a sausage roll? Roll it down a hill. (That’s not a very funny one… cry)
8:19 AM - 8 Dec 2008

Twitter
David Day‏
@DDayLanding
How do you make a sausage roll?  ... push it
5:41 AM - 12 Jun 2009

Twitter
Shit Jokes‏
@ShitJokes
How do you make a sausage roll?
Push it down a hill 🙈
1:19 AM - 20 Sep 2015

Google Books
The Bolds on Vacation
By Julian Clary
Minneapolis, MN: Carolrhoda Books
2017
Pg. 310:
How do you make a sausage roll?
Push it downhill!

Reddit—Dad Jokes
How do you make a Sausage Roll? (self.dadjokes)
submitted September 18, 2017 by Jordanknowsyou
Push it down a hill

Reddit—Jokes
How do you make a Sausage Roll?
submitted January 16, 2018 by MeenaBeti
Push it down a hill.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, January 16, 2018 • Permalink