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Entry from February 12, 2020
“I’ve just booked a table for Valentine’s Day. I hope she likes pool”

Valentine’s Day tables—at restaurants—usually have to be booked in advance.  A Valentines Day joke about “booking a table” has been printed on several images.

“Ive booked a table for valentines night hope my misses is good at snooker” was posted on Twitter by Johnny wishbone on February 13, 2009. “Ah! Feb the 14th, Just Booked a Table for Two for me and the wife, just hope she knows how to play Snooker!” was posted on Twitter by Andy Dale on February 14, 2009.

“I booked a table for two on Sunday night but it will probably end in tears, shes a rubbish pool player wink” was posted on Twitter by BrianHonan on February 12, 2010. “Must book a table for Valentines Day tomorrow. Which would she prefer snooker or pool…” was posted on Twitter by Andy Naughton on February 13, 2010. “I’ve booked a table for @fluffiebunnie for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. I wonder if she’d prefer snooker or pool?” was posted on Twitter by Dave Currie later on February 13, 2010.

“As it is Valentines day I made a special effort and booked a table for two. Night was ruined when it turns out she can’t even play billiards” was posted on Twitter by David Thompson on February 18, 2013.


Wikipedia: Snooker
Snooker (pronounced UK: /ˈsnuːkə/, US: /ˈsnʊkər/) is a cue sport that originated among British Army officers stationed in India in the second half of the 19th century. It is played on a rectangular table covered with a green cloth (or “baize"), with pockets at each of the four corners and in the middle of each long side. Using a cue stick and 21 coloured balls, players must strike the white ball (or “cue ball") to pot or pocket the remaining balls in the correct sequence, accumulating points for each pot.

Wikipedia: Pool (cue sports)
Pool is a classification of cue sports played on a table with six pockets along the rails, into which balls are deposited. Each specific pool game has its own name; some of the better-known include eight-ball, blackball, nine-ball, ten-ball, seven-ball, straight pool, one-pocket, and bank pool.

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Johnny wishbone
@thegishe
Ive booked a table for valentines night hope my misses is good at snooker
6:05 AM · Feb 13, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Andy Dale
@TheAbductee
Ah! Feb the 14th, Just Booked a Table for Two for me and the wife, just hope she knows how to play Snooker!
1:21 PM · Feb 14, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Mrs Stephen Fry
@MrsStephenFry
Stephen’s so pleased he’s managed to book a table for Valentine’s Day. The snooker hall’s normally packed on a Sunday.
11:56 AM · Feb 8, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Martin Preedy
@MartinPreedy
Just booked a table for me and a special girl on Valentines Day. Hope she likes snooker.......
6:47 AM · Feb 10, 2010·Twitter SMS

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toliver182
@toliver182
Just booked a table for me and the GF on Valentines Day.
I really hope she knows how to play snooker. #fb
8:42 AM · Feb 10, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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James S
@jimbosimbo84
I’ve just booked a table for me and the gf for valentines day....I hope she knows how to play snooker.
6:55 PM · Feb 10, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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PaulTheGame
@Paulthegame
Just booked a table for Valentines Day...Let’s hope she likes snooker
9:47 AM · Feb 11, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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jeff barton
@biffabarton
booked a table for Valentines Day… hope Louise likes snooker.
9:48 AM · Feb 11, 2010·Twitter Web Client

12 February 2010, The Sun (London, UK), pg. 59:
I’ve booked a table for my wife for Valentine’s Day...I Just hope she knows how to play snooker.
DONALD MACLEOD .

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BrianHonan
@BrianHonan
Replying to @rockyd
@rockyd I booked a table for two on Sunday night but it will probably end in tears, shes a rubbish pool player wink
6:01 PM · Feb 12, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Andy Naughton
@solarada
Must book a table for Valentines Day tomorrow. Which would she prefer snooker or pool…
5:40 AM · Feb 13, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Dave Currie
@davecurrie
I’ve booked a table for @fluffiebunnie for Valentine’s Day tomorrow. I wonder if she’d prefer snooker or pool?
12:51 PM · Feb 13, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Alan Bleeching🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
@theclaudeballs
Being Very Romantic for Valentines Day booked a table for tonight!! Only problem is… she is a bit shite at pool!!!
2:50 AM · Feb 14, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Google Groups: RiD1™
Politically INcorrect Jokes..........
RiD1™
11/14/10
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My wife told me I was no longer romantic so I booked a table for the two of us on Valentine’s Night. Problem was she sucks at snooker & darts

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David Thompson
@DaveBThompson
As it is Valentines day I made a special effort and booked a table for two. Night was ruined when it turns out she can’t even play billiards
6:55 AM · Feb 18, 2013·Hootsuite

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Sir Fred Boycott
@FredBoycott
Just booked a table for Valentines Day.  I hope she likes snooker.
5:50 AM · Feb 8, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Sir Fred Boycott
@FredBoycott
I’ve just booked a table for Valentine’s Day.
It’ll cost me a fortune but she’s worth it.
I’m just hoping she likes snooker.
4:02 PM · Feb 10, 2017·Twitter for Android

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Matthew Dwyer
@mattydwyerno2
Bloody hell! Booked a table for Valentine’s day ,only to find the Mrs hasn’t got a snooker cue 😂
4:50 PM · Feb 13, 2019·Twitter for Android

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Connecting Singles
@ConnectingSing1
I’ve just booked a table for me and my date for Valentines Day.
I’m not even sure if she likes pool.
#UKPunDay
10:32 AM · Feb 11, 2020·Twitter Web App

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🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
Just told my wife I’ve booked a table for Valentines Day on Friday.
She was really excited, I was a bit surprised as I didn’t think she liked snooker that much…
#ValentinesDay
11:49 AM · Feb 12, 2020·Twitter Web App

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