A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from January 10, 2022
“Artichoke hearts imply the existence of artichoke atria and artichoke ventricles”

Artichokes have nothing to do with the Arctic or Antarctica, but there are jokes. Some jokes involve the cold-water fish Arctic char.

“‘Antartichoke’ - @al_bal4 trying to decide whether to say Antarctica or artichoke” was posted on Twitter by Samantha Chonski on March 5, 2014. “Antartichoke #EdibleGeography @midnight” was posted on Twitter by Grandpandy Clandy on September 13, 2016. “Antartichoke #GeographyFood” was posted on Twitter by Chew on August 22, 2017. “I hear Antartichokes are in season” was posted on Twitter by Josh Handszer on April 5, 2018. “I had planned to rotate out a variety of vegetable puns this year ( I started with ‘antarctichoke’ )” was posted on Twitter by “en este tiempo anfibio temo perderte” on May 29, 2019.

“Artichokes are only grown in the northern hemisphere. Otherwise they’re known as Antartichokes” was posted on Twitter by Aidan Connolly on April 10, 2020. “In the Southern hemisphere, do they call them ‘antartichokes?’"] “No, antarctichokes” was posted on Twitter by Chuck Baggett on December 23, 2020. “The existence of artichokes suggests the existence of antartichokes” was posted on Twitter by JRGin on July 28, 2020. “The existence of the artichoke implies the existence of an ANARTICHOKE” was posted on Twitter by Bruce (boosted) Wright on January 11, 2021.

“MT @alexstupak The best imaginary dish to say in a Massachusetts accent ‘garlic braised arctic char with artichoke hearts’” was posted on Twitter by Joseph Bayot on April 4, 2012. “Add ‘hearty’ RT @alexstupak: The best imaginary dish to say in a Mass accent ‘garlic braised arctic char with artichoke hearts’” was posted on Twitter by Sam Hiersteiner on April 4, 2012. “The best imaginary dish to say in a RI accent ‘garlic braised arctic char with artichoke hearts’ ....stolen tweet.  #fb” was posted on Twitter by Kevin-John Black on April 4, 2012.

“Chartichoke” (Arctic char + artichoke) is a portmanteau. “GIN N DIP. Rhubarb Ginger Gin with Lemonade & Chartichoke Dip (Arctic Char & Artichoke) w/ warm Naan” was posted on Twitter by Cask & Barrel on March 27, 2021. “Reflecting on the missed opportunity to call arctic char with artichokes ‘arctic chartichokes’” was posted on Twitter by “my friend tina” on June 5, 2021.

There are other jokes on the “artichoke” name, such as those involving “art” and “choke.” “Artichokes imply the existence of literaturechokes and sciencechokes” was posted on Twitter by “skifree yeti fetish” on August 30, 2020. “We don’t talk enough about artichoke hearts, which imply the existence of artichoke atria and artichoke ventricles” was posted on Twitter by “vaxxed up turnt up” on March 18, 2021. “Artichokes imply the existence of artiswallowwithoutincidents” was posted on Twitter by Tim Keogh on January 11, 2022.


Wikipedia: Artichoke
The globe artichoke (Cynara cardunculus var. scolymus), also known by the names French artichoke and green artichoke in the U.S., is a variety of a species of thistle cultivated as a food.

Twitter
Randa
@RandaLeeDawn
my Dad just asked if artichokes were fish… LOL I think he thought of anchovies and arctic char
11:58 PM · Jan 21, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Joseph Bayot
@JosephBayot
@jesskaps MT @alexstupak The best imaginary dish to say in a Massachusetts accent “garlic braised arctic char with artichoke hearts”
10:21 PM · Apr 4, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Sam Hiersteiner
@SamsGoodFeed
Add “hearty” RT @alexstupak: The best imaginary dish to say in a Mass accent “garlic braised arctic char with artichoke hearts”
10:34 PM · Apr 4, 2012·UberSocial for BlackBerry

Twitter
Kevin-John Black
@joescales
The best imaginary dish to say in a RI accent “garlic braised arctic char with artichoke hearts” ....stolen tweet.  #fb
11:08 PM · Apr 4, 2012 from Daly City, CA·Tweetbot for iOS

Twitter
Samantha Chonski
@TheMagicChonsk
“Antartichoke” - @al_bal4 trying to decide whether to say Antarctica or artichoke
6:42 PM · Mar 5, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Mike Frankovich
@MikeFrankovich
Antartichoke #EdibleGeography @midnight
11:19 PM · Jan 5, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sprout Holistic Wellness
@Damsel789
Antartichoke #EdibleGeography @midnight
8:55 AM · Jan 6, 2015 from Port Hope, Ontario·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Grandpandy Clandy
@AndyRCrofts
The Antartichoke #thatstheplace4fruitnveg
6:15 PM · Sep 13, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Chew
@nolansdad55
Antartichoke #GeographyFood
7:04 PM · Aug 22, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Ape
@ApeTerallen
Replying to @grahamelliot
I couldn’t stop reading “Arctic Char Poke” as a really piraty way to “artichoke”...yar.
9:33 PM · Mar 29, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Josh Handszer
@joshhandszer
Replying to @ZacharyAdamGray
I hear Antartichokes are in season
2:28 PM · Apr 5, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
en este tiempo anfibio temo perderte
@palecur
Replying to @mviktoro @amandamull and @waderockett
I had planned to rotate out a variety of vegetable puns this year ( I started with ‘antarctichoke’ ) but everyone seems to love this one, so I’m keeping it.
7:05 PM · May 29, 2019·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
The Kindness Kitchen
@kindnesskitchn
We could call it paradise or we could just call it My Antartichoke (Dip). Warning: you’re gonna need two hands (like Rog) to scoop it in ur mouth. Happy DD day! #mouthisalive #twohands #myantartica #DDAD19 #duranduran #simonlebon #johntaylor #rogertaylor #nickrhodes #duranrecipe
4:27 PM · Aug 10, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Spider-Man: No Way, Homo
@Frosty2495
Artichoke implies the existence of Artispank.
4:27 PM · Mar 8, 2020·Twitter for iPad

Twitter
Aidan Connolly
@The_TinyDonkey
Artichokes are only grown in the northern hemisphere. Otherwise they’re known as Antartichokes.
6:00 AM · Apr 10, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Flamenco Nut Flamingo
@flamencobug
Scott of the Antarctichoke #AddAVeggieToAMovie
11:52 AM · May 20, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
JRGin
@GinRumMe
The existence of artichokes suggests the existence of antartichokes.
8:46 PM · Jul 28, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
JRGin
@GinRumMe
Antartichoke dip = frozen artichoke pieces with snow
3:44 PM · Jul 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
skifree yeti fetish
@soynielos
Artichokes imply the existence of literaturechokes and sciencechokes
7:57 AM · Aug 30, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Steve Horwitz@sghorwitz·Dec 23, 2020
In the Southern hemisphere, do they call them “antartichokes?”

Chuck Baggett - peace - @ChuckBaggett
@ChuckSciTech
Replying to @sghorwitz
No, antarctichokes.
10:46 PM · Dec 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Bruce (boosted) Wright
@heybrucewright
The existence of the artichoke implies the existence of an ANARTICHOKE.
7:52 PM · Jan 11, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
vaxxed up turnt up
@RoosedInstitute
Replying to @bloodberry_tart
We don’t talk enough about artichoke hearts, which imply the existence of artichoke atria and artichoke ventricles
5:52 PM · Mar 18, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Cask & Barrel
@caskbarrel104
GIN N DIP.
Rhubarb Ginger Gin with Lemonade & Chartichoke Dip (Arctic Char & Artichoke) w/ warm Naan
Get it.
8:51 PM · Mar 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
jamie dícklanolova
@jdcc_inc
Replying to @digitalartchick
I’m literally googling arctic char with artichokes to see if the dish exists. It does. What have you done to me?
10:22 PM · May 6, 2021·Twitter for Android

Twitter
my friend tina:
@Tintinsel
Reflecting on the missed opportunity to call arctic char with artichokes “arctic chartichokes”
3:27 PM · Jun 5, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Accomplisher of Stuff
@dieswaytoofast
Arctic char and Artichoke.
And now you know how I plan meals - alliteration is very high in the list
7:38 AM · Nov 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tim Keogh
@timk622
Artichokes imply the existence of artiswallowwithoutincidents
9:11 AM · Jan 11, 2022·Twitter Web App

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