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 September 05, 2017
“Why couldn’t the pig pay his bill?"/"He was a little shoat.”

A pig riddle is:

Q: Why couldn’t the pig pay his bill?
A: He was a little shoat (short).


The “shoat"/"short" joke has been cited in print since at least 2007.


Klosi Jokes
Category: Pig jokes
Date Added: 11/10/2007
Joke: Why couldnt the pig pay his bill? He was a little shoat.

Twitter
wilhemina_wears‏
@wilhemina_wears
Why couldn’t the pig pay his bill? He was a little shoat.
5:52 PM - 17 Sep 2009

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aloma_beschorne‏
@aloma_beschorne
Why couldn’t the pig pay his bill? He was a little shoat.
1:36 AM - 31 Oct 2009

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?:
Why couldn’t the pig pay his bill? He was a little shoat.

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Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
Why couldn’t the pig pay his bill?
He was a
little shoat.
#Joke from #PigJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
7:24 PM - 6 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, September 05, 2017 • Permalink