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 April 12, 2017
“How do you prevent a summer cold?"/"Catch it in the winter.”

A riddle about the seasons is:

Q: How do you prevent a summer cold?
A: Catch it in the winter.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Google Books
Funniest Riddle Book in the World
By Morrie Gallant
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1996
Pg. 35:
How do you prevent a summer cold?
Catch it in the winter.

2 January 2001, Orlando (FL) Sentinel “Kids’ Corner,” pg. D10, right masthead:
Question: How do you prevent a summer cold?
Answer: Catch it in the winter!

20 October 2001, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “Risking Failure,” pg. A12:
How do you prevent a summer cold? Catch it in the winter!

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 10-03-03
Stan Kegel
10/3/03
(...)
How do you prevent a Summer cold?
Catch it in the Winter!  (Carol Silver)

Twitter
carl edmondson‏
@scorpi2000
How do you prevent a Summer cold?
Catch it in the Winter!
1:45 AM - 1 May 2009

Google Books
Really Silly Jokes
By Cyl Lee
Minneapolis, MN: Abdo Publishing
2017
Pg. 13:
How do you prevent a summer cold?
Catch it in the winter!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 • Permalink