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Entry from March 31, 2020
“If Hooters closes and becomes delivery only, would they have to change their name to Knockers?”

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic made many restaurants close their dine-in facilities and become take-out and delivery only. A joke was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 30, 2020:

“If Hooters closes and becomes delivery only, would they have to change their name to Knockers?”

“Hooters” and “Knockers” are both slang terms for breasts.

The joke originated much earlier. “If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change their name to Knockers?” was posted on the newsgroup alt.support.stop-smoking on May 16, 2004.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Wikipedia: Hooters
Hooters is the registered trademark used by two American restaurant chains: Hooters, Inc., based in Clearwater, Florida, and Hooters of America, Inc. based in Atlanta, Georgia and owned by two private investment firms, TriArtisan Capital Advisors and Nord Bay Capital. The Hooters name is a double entendre referring to both its owl logo, a bird known for its “hooting” calls, and an American slang term for women’s breasts popularized by comedian Steve Martin on the hit comedy series Saturday Night Live.

Google Groups: alt.support.stop-smoking
OT: Crazy Thoughts…
Sally
5/16/04
Do stairs go up or down?
Why is there a top line on lined paper if we never use it?
Do coffins have lifetime guarantees?
Why do the numbers on phones go down while the numbers on calculators go up?
If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change
their name to Knockers?

Google Groups: atl.arno
Jus’ wonderin’
Richard Hedd
8/13/04
(...)
If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change
their name to Knockers?

Twitter
Carol Pyles
@rose3694
If Hooters were to become a door-to-door service would they have to change
their name to Knockers?
11:33 AM · Nov 15, 2007·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Erik
@splash1
If Hooters started a door-to-door service would they then be called knockers?
2:30 AM · Apr 26, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Cir0c September 13, 2015
If Hooters delivered, would they be called Knockers?

Facebook
Hooters
· August 2, 2017 ·
If Hooters delivered..would it be called Knockers 🤔? Lucky for you, we now offer delivery 🍀! Sadly for you though, it isn’t by our Hooter Girls 😞! You can thank Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Waiter and Door Dash for your yummy Hooter food delivered right to your door 🚙!

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Frat_Panda January 3, 2018
If Hooters had a delivery option
Would it be called Knockers?

Twitter
DENNIS ONKEN
@dennis_onken
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If Hooters starts delivering will it have to change its name to Knockers?
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4:21 AM · Mar 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Christina
@Christi10742423
If Hooters starts to deliver will they change their name to Knockers ? Smirking face
10:30 AM · Mar 22, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Irishrygirl
@irishrygirl
If Hooters starts delivering, will they change their name to knockers??
2:06 PM · Mar 26, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
witchywoman
@MermaidMaggie
Hey if Hooters starts making home deliveries… wouldn’t that technically make them Knockers?
6:42 PM · Mar 28, 2020·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/ILoveBreakfastAMA March 30, 2020
If Hooters closes and becomes delivery only…
...would they have to change their name to Knockers?

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Tuesday, March 31, 2020 • Permalink