Antedating of "Elephant Joke"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 5 13:27:05 UTC 2005

elephant joke (OED 1966)

1954 _Edwardsville_ (Ill.) Intelligencer 15 May (

Republicans have offered a $1 bounty on elephant jokes to be published in
a pamphlet as part of the celebration marking the party's founding here
100 years ago.

Fred Shapiro

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