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 September 26, 2018
“I got thrown out of the zoo for making a parrot laugh. Polly tickle correctness!”

"Politics” is sometimes jocularly written as “polly tics,” and there’s a “polly” joke about “political correctness.” “@DanRebellato *starts car* Pet shops have issued guidelines on how to touch parrots, it’s polly-tickle correctness gone mad *drives off*” was posted on Twitter by Paul B on July 26, 2010.

The joke often involves a zoo instead of a pet shop. “I got thrown out of Edinburgh Zoo for making a parrot laugh today. It’s polly tickle correctness gone mad” was posted on Twitter by Tweedz on August 6, 2010.


Twitter
Paul B
@thebigyeti
Replying to @DanRebellato
@DanRebellato *starts car* Pet shops have issued guidelines on how to touch parrots, it’s polly-tickle correctness gone mad *drives off*
11:39 AM - 26 Jul 2010

Twitter
Tweedz
@mrtweedz
I got thrown out of Edinburgh Zoo for making a parrot laugh today.
It’s polly tickle correctness gone mad.
2:08 PM - 6 Aug 2010

Twitter
jason crowe
@crowie1
I got thrown out of Chester Zoo for making a parrot laugh today.It’s polly tickle correctness gone mad.
2:59 PM - 6 Aug 2010

Twitter
Alex Block
@blockdor
!Joke Alert! I got thrown out of Bristol Zoo for making a parrot laugh today.
It’s polly tickle correctness gone mad.
7:17 AM - 24 Jan 2012

Twitter
Kimi
@KimiCowieMcCash
I got thrown out of Edinburgh Zoo for making a parrot laugh today.
It’s polly tickle correctness gone mad.
1:54 PM - 29 Nov 2012

Twitter
Jason Forrester
@JayAFC1970
Replying to @simonbach
@simonbach I got thrown out of London zoo for making a parrot laugh its Polly tickle correctness gone mad
4:31 PM - 4 Dec 2012

Google Books
Grumpy Old Git Jokes:
Because life’s not all fun, fun, fun

By Ian Allen
London, UK: Portico Books
2014
Pg. ?:
First old git: I was thrown out of the pet shop yesterday for making a parrot laugh.
Second old git: Blimey, that’s polly-tickle correctness gone mad, that is.

Twitter
🤣 The Dad Joke Man 😉
@DadJokeMan
I got escorted out of London Zoo yesterday for making a parrot giggle…
I tell you it’s polly tickle correctness gone mad… #WednesdayWit
2:14 AM - 26 Sep 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, September 26, 2018 • Permalink