irrelephant

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of irrelevant +‎ elephant.

Adjective[edit]

irrelephant ‎(comparative more irrelephant, superlative most irrelephant)

  1. (humorous) Not related to elephants; irrelevant to the consideration or discussion of elephants.
    • 1930, Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby, & George S. Kaufman, Animal Crackers, 00:49:33-00:49:58:
      Captain Spaulding: One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know. Then we tried to remove the tusks. [] But they were embedded so firmly we couldn't budge them. Of course, in Alabama the Tuscaloosa, but that's entirely irrelephant to what I was talking about.
    • 1984, Paul Dickson, Jokes: Outrageous Bits, Atrocious Puns, and Ridiculous Routines for Those Who Love Jests, Delacorte Press (1984), ISBN 9780385293334, page 57:
      It was no fluke that the best of elephant-joke books — 101 Elephant Jokes — was written by Robert Blake, fourteen, who ran the following warning at the beginning of his work: "Practically no parents will think elephant jokes are funny."
      But all of this is quite irrelephant; bring on the jokes.
    • 2010 June 26, KORN Andras [username], “Re: unbound 1 host tobb IP-vel”, in hun.lists.mlf.linux-flame, Usenet[1]:
      Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant.