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 July 15, 2018
“I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns. I would never armadillo”

An “armadillo” is sometimes called a “dillo,” for short. A joke was posted on Reddit—Dad Jokes on July 12, 2018:

“I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns. I would never armadillo.”


Wikipedia: Armadillo
Armadillos are New World placental mammals in the order Cingulata with a leathery armour shell. The Chlamyphoridae and Dasypodidae are the only surviving families in the order, which is part of the superorder Xenarthra, along with the anteaters and sloths. The word armadillo means “little armoured one” in Spanish. The Aztecs called them āyōtōchtli [aːjoːˈtoːt͡ʃt͡ɬi], Nahuatl for “turtle-rabbit”: āyōtl [ˈaːjoːt͡ɬ] (turtle) and tōchtli [ˈtoːt͡ʃt͡ɬi] (rabbit). The Portuguese word for “armadillo” is tatu which derives from the Tupi language. Similar names are also found in other, especially European, languages.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns. (self.dadjokes)
submitted July 12, 2018 by ThePoeticElixir
I would never armadillo.

Twitter
keepingitcreel
@Keepingitcreel
I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns. I would never armadillo.
3:31 PM - 12 Jul 2018

Twitter
My Heart Will Goran
@Trilliam_Yeats
I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns.
I would never armadillo.
9:20 AM - 13 Jul 2018 from Pleasant Hill, CA

Twitter
Brian the dumb stinky nerd
@BrianTeutonic
I like dillos, but do not support giving them guns. I would never armadillo.
4:44 AM - 15 Jul 2018

LaffGaff
By laffgaff July 16, 2018
Unarmed Animal Joke
I like dillos, but I don’t support giving them guns.
I would never armadillo.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Sunday, July 15, 2018 • Permalink