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Entry from August 18, 2019
“I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’—I think I might have florets”

"Florets” sounds a bit like “Tourette’s," and there have been jokes. “@funnyhumour i cant stop shouting and swearing whenever brocolli or cauliflower are on the menu. Florets Syndrome is a terrible condition!” was posted on Twitter by chatty on March 4, 2011. “I can’t stop eating cauliflower. I must be suffering from florets syndrome” was posted on Twitter by Wren154 on January 31, 2012.

“‘BROCCOLI’ ‘BROCCOLI’ ‘BROCCOLI’ - sorry, I have florets syndrome” was posted on Twitter by Stuart Robinson #People’sVote on February 22, 2012. “I keep shouting out ‘Broccoli’ at inappropriate times. Apparently I have ‘Florets Syndrome’” was posted on Twitter by Angie Pops on March 26, 2015. “I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have Florets” was posted on Twitter by jord✨ on April 13, 2018.

Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel told this joke at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it won the “Funniest Joke of The Fringe” award:

“I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’—I think I might have florets.”


Wikipedia: Olaf Falafel
Olaf Falafel is a comedian from Sweden and a children’s author, who illustrates his own books. He has been a stand-up comedian since 2014 and was also known for making humourous Vines, which he shared on Twitter, and some of which went viral, until uploading of videos from Vine to Twitter was suspended in 2016. His humour frequently involves puns and absurdity.

Twitter
chatty
@Lady_Chitchat
Replying to @funnyhumour
@funnyhumour i cant stop shouting and swearing whenever brocolli or cauliflower are on the menu. Florets Syndrome is a terrible condition!
1:17 AM · Mar 4, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Wren154
@wren154
I can’t stop eating cauliflower. I must be suffering from florets syndrome.
2:07 PM · Jan 31, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Stuart Robinson #People’sVote
@sirworks
“BROCCOLI” “BROCCOLI” “BROCCOLI” - sorry, I have florets syndrome.
1:49 PM · Feb 22, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Wren154
@wren154
I keep saying the word ‘broccoli’ at inopportune moments. I may have Florets Syndrome.
11:01 AM · Mar 22, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Scott Linnen
@ScottLinnen
COCKSUCKING MASTICATING CAULIFLOWER!!!!!!
Sorry. Florets Syndrome.
11:04 PM · Apr 17, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Pete&Jay
@PeteandJay
Why do people get offended by broccoli? Because the have florets!
7:52 PM · Sep 30, 2013·Facebook

Twitter
Scott Linnen
@ScottLinnen
BROCCOLI & CAULIFLOWER, YOU FORKING MASTICATORS!!!!!! Sorry. Florets Syndrome :(
12:35 AM · Sep 8, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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mark stratton
@youmustbejoekin
If I keep swearing at castles do I have turrets? And if I swear at broccoli do I have florets?
9:04 AM · Feb 11, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Angie Pops ✨
@eigna2012
I keep shouting out “Broccoli” at inappropriate times.
Apparently I have “Florets Syndrome.”
*moonwalks out of the room*
2:58 PM · Mar 26, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Alison Runham
@AlisonRunham
Replying to @KathMcGurl
@KathMcGurl @PatsyCollins “Doctor, I keep shouting out ‘broccoli!’ and ‘cauliflower!’ at random.”
“Ah. You must have Florets.”
6:44 PM · Mar 5, 2016·Twitter for Windows Phone

Twitter
jord✨
@jordbeaven
I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have Florets.
1:31 PM · Apr 13, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Kevin Knight
@IamKevinKnight
My brother constantly makes references to broccoli.
I think he may have florets!
#1Pun
8:02 AM · Apr 8, 2019·Flamingo for Android

BBC News
Vegetable joke is funniest gag at the Edinburgh Fringe
August 18, 2019
A joke about vegetables has made it to the top of the menu as this year’s funniest at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel has won Dave’s “Funniest Joke of The Fringe” award with the niche culinary pun.

He took the title with the gag: “I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have florets”.

It is from Falafel’s show It’s One Giant Leek For Mankind at the Pear Tree.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/dr_pr August 19, 2019
10 best one-liners from the 2019 Edinburgh fringe
“I keep randomly shouting out ‘Broccoli’ and ‘Cauliflower’ - I think I might have Florets”.
The gag won 41% of the vote.

BBC News
Edinburgh Fringe: Tourette’s charity wants apology over award-winning joke
By Alice Evans
19 August 2019
A charity for people with Tourette’s syndrome has asked a comedian to apologise for his award-winning joke made at the Edinburgh Fringe festival.

Tourettes Action said it was “so disappointed” by Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel’s gag, which won Dave’s “Funniest Joke of The Fringe” prize.

It said the fact the public voted for the joke showed “how we as a nation deal with people who are different”.

A comedian said she was “tired” of her condition being used as a punchline.

Posted by Barry Popik
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