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 April 08, 2019
“What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling?"/"Sean D’Olier.”

"Chandelier” isn’t an Irish word, but there are several Irish puns. “Q. What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling? A. Sean de Lier” was posted on the newsgroup alt.tasteless.jokes on April 7, 1994. “What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling? Sean Delear” was posted on the newsgroup eunet.jokes on November 20, 1995.


Wiktionary: chandelier
Etymology
Borrowed from French chandelier, from Latin candelabrum, from candela (“a candle”). Doublet of candelabrum. see candle.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
irish jokes
NOGBAD THE BAD!
4/7/94
At a reply for a few Irish jokes I thought that I would throw in a few>:
Q. What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling?
A. Sean de Lier

Google Groups: eunet.jokes
I need Irish jokes.
arobinso
11/20/95
What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling?
Sean Delear.

Google Groups: rec.humor
Another Irish Joke

2/21/97
In article <3305204...@news.onlink.net>, says…

> On Mon, 10 Feb 1997 15:24:55 +0000, Anna Soobraette
> What do you call an Irish man that has hung himself?
> Shawn Dolere

Q1. What’s black & crispy and hangs from the ceiling?
A1. An Irish electrician
Q2. What’s his name?
A2. Sean Dolere.

16 March 2001, The Age (Melbourne, Victoria), “When’s a joke not a joke? After 800 years” by Seamus Bradley, pg. 13:
“What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling? Sean D’Olier. Chandelier, geddit? Ha! Ha!

Twitter
YESRedMum
@redmum
What do you call an Irish man hanging from the ceiling? Sean Delear - what do you call his wife? Crystal Seandelear #doylejoke
6:52 AM - 24 Apr 2009

Twitter
Bryan Thompson
@bt4jc
IJoTD:
Q. What do you call an Irishman hanging from the ceiling?
A. Sean D’Olier
7:18 AM - 23 Dec 2009

Google Books
The Last Storyteller:
A Novel of Ireland

By Frank Delaney
New York, NY: Random House
2012
Pg. 272:
“What do you call a Corkman who hangs from the ceiling? Sean Doleer.”

Twitter
Uncle Gerry
@IrishUncleGerry
Here’s my Irish joke by a 100% Irish man What Do you call an Irish man hanging from a ceiling he’s Sean delier #irishunclegerry#joke
10:24 AM - 8 Jan 2019

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