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 October 22, 2017
“How do you get a parrot to talk properly?"/"Send him to polytechnic.”

A “polytechnic” is not full of parrots (Pollys, as in “Polly want a cracker?"), but there’s a riddle:

Q: How do you get a parrot to talk properly?
A: Send him to polytechnic.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2007.


Klosi Jokes
Category: Bird jokes
Date Added: 11/10/2007
Joke: How do you get a parrot to talk properly ? Send him to polytechnic !

African Grey Parrot Centre (AGPC)
10 Bird Jokes To Make You Chortle
February 16th, 2009
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How do you get a parrot to talk properly ?
Send him to polytechnic !

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2:40 AM - 11 Sep 2009

3 January 2013, The Sun (London, UK), “Daily Smile LOL,” pg. 22:
HOW do you get a parrot to talk properly? Send him to a polytechnic.

Pan American Graphic, Inc.
Anyone know any parrot jokes?
Posted at: 2014-06-29 
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Q: How do you get a parrot to talk properly? A: Send him to polytechnic!

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How do you get a parrot to talk properly ?
Send him to polytechnic !
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11:40 AM - 22 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, October 22, 2017 • Permalink