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 January 13, 2018
“How could the dolphin afford to buy a house?"/"He prawned everything.”

"Prawn” sounds to some like “pawn.” A riddle is:

Q: How could the dolphin afford to buy a house?
A: He prawned everything.


The joke was posted on the newsgroup uk.people.silversurfers on March 21, 2002.

“Where do shellfish go to borrow money?"/"The prawn broker” is another “prawn"/"pawn" joke.


Google Groups: uk.people.silversurfers
Fish jokes
Anita Carter
3/21/02
(...)
How could the dolphin afford to buy a house ?
He prawned everything !

9 March 2003, Sunday Telegraph (Surry Hills, New South Wales), “The Funday Telegraph,” pg. F1:
Q: Why could the dolphin afford to buy a house?
A: Because he prawned everything!

Google Books
Shark Tale:
Joke Book

By Jesse Leon McAnn
London, UK: Scholastic
2004
Pg. ?:
How could the dolphin afford to buy a house?
He prawned everything!

Twitter
HapaSushi‏
@HapaSushi
How could the shrimp afford to buy a house?
He prawned everything!
3:32 PM - 2 Apr 2009

Twitter
Fish Chat‏
@Fish_chat
How could the dolphin afford to buy a house?...He prawned everything
11:17 AM - 11 May 2009

Google Books
Marcy: Thirteen Dolphins
By Susan Halliday
Melbourne, Australia: Ford Street Publishing
2013
Pg. ?:
A joke from Bella:
Q: How did the dolphin afford to buy a house?
A: He prawned everything!

Google Books
Sensible Nonsense.. Frank’s Comic Pack:
Humour Pack Series

By Frank Paul
BookBaby
2014
Pg. ?: 
How could the dolphin afford to buy a house ?He prawned everything !

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
How could the dolphin afford to buy a
house ?
He prawned everything !
#Joke from #VariousAnimalJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
7:10 PM - 14 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBuildings/Housing/Parks • Saturday, January 13, 2018 • Permalink