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 March 13, 2018
“Bread is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist”

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. “De Sun rise in de yeast, and de bread rise in de yeast” was printed in an 1840 newspaper. “Pomp, why am de sun like a loaf ob bread?"/"Well den, ‘cause it rises in de yeast.” (east) was published in an 1845 newspaper.

“A Loaf (says a distinguished Cockney) ‘like the sun, rises in the Yeast, and sets in the Vest’” was printed in an 1864 newspaper. “The pancake is like the orb of the day, because it rises in the yeast and sets in the vest” was printed in an 1879 newspaper.

“Difference between sun and bun: Sun rises in the east and sets in west; Bun rises in the yeast and sets in waist.....” was posted on Twitter on August 20, 2014. “The bread is like the sun...It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist!!” was posted on Twitter on July 9, 2016.

“Beer is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist” is a similar saying.


6 October 1840, Southport (WI) Telegraph, “Quite Satisfactory Answers,” pg. 4, col. 1:
‘So ho!” cried Gaul, “no wonder. Dat is de raison dat your bread rise when you put him in the yeast. De Sun rise in de yeast, and de bread rise in de yeast.—Very good, indeed.”

4 September 1845, Maine Farmer (Augusta, ME), pg. 4, col. 4:
“Pomp, why am de sun like a loaf ob bread?”
“Cause he am round, eh Cuff.”
“No; you gub it up?”
“Yes, I ain’t done nuffin else.”
“Well den, ‘cause it rises in de yeast.” (east)
“Nigger, you been sweepin’ out a school room, aint you.”

Chronicling America
21 May 1864, The Free South (Beaufort, SC), pg. 2, col. 3:
A Loaf (says a distinguished Cockney) “like the sun, rises in the Yeast, and sets in the Vest.”

Doesn’t the reader feel a sort of “rising” under his waistcoat, after reading that?

17 January 1879, Brandon (VT) Union, pg. 4, col. 3:
The pancake is like the orb of the day, because it rises in the yeast and sets in the vest.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids Puns of the Weak 11-16-04
Stan Kegel
11/16/04
(...)
What is the difference between the sun and a loaf of bread?
One rises in the east and the other rises in the yeast. (Betty Debnam: Mighty Funnies)

Twitter
Kit Caless
@KitCaless
why is bread like the sun? Because it rises in the yeast…
9:53 AM - 27 Oct 2009

Twitter
Hannah Ryan
@hannahryant
The sun is like bread, it rises in the yEAST #JamesLowenthal
5:51 PM - 13 Sep 2011

Twitter
DEBJANI BANERJEE
@DEBJANIBANERJE7
Difference between sun and bun:
Sun rises in the east and sets in west
Bun rises in the yeast and sets in waist.....
11:52 AM - 20 Aug 2014

Twitter
Shubham Khandelwal
@Srkhandelwal3
The bread is like the sun…
It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist!!
😇🤗
4:09 AM - 9 Jul 2016

Twitter
Elisa Gayle
@elisagayle
You know what they say about bread, It rises in the yeast and sets on the waist. #puns #Bread #hardyhar
12:51 AM - 19 Nov 2016 from Los Angeles, CA

Reddit—Jokes
The sun is like bread
submitted March 13, 2018 by purplprism
It rises in the yeast And settles in the waist.

Twitter
Neha Bharti
@nehabharti19
Bread is like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist. #keto
9:30 PM - 13 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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