This type of tale, indeed, may be pretty fairly paralleled with the ordinary anecdote terminating in a repartee or an Irish bull.
"Heretics" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
This WALK (if I may use the Irish figure of speech called a bull) will be a RIDE.
"Our Village" by Mary Russell Mitford
He'll find himself on the horns of a dilemma if he meddles with a bull that's Irish, says he.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
The book, like its author, was thoroughly Irish, full of bulls and inconsistencies.
"From Chaucer to Tennyson" by Henry A. Beers
No; and that isn't an Irish bull, either.
"The Rules of the Game" by Stewart Edward White
Griffin on Irish bull, 441.
"Notes & Queries, Volume 2, May-December, 1850, Index" by Various
Listen to the Irish bull!
"Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest" by Alice B. Emerson
Two Irish captains, O'Brien and Kelly, were stopping at the Bull Hotel, in the High Street.
"Interludes being Two Essays, a Story, and Some Verses" by Horace Smith
These were the original Irish bulls, we suppose.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, July 22, 1914" by Various
For many years there has been an impression that the linguistic bull is a distinctively Irish animal.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 3" by Various