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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 30, 2022
“Potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, yams…. I’ll never forget my roots”

"Never forget your roots” usually means not to forget one’s upbringing and ancestral roots, but a joke applies the saying to root vegetables. This was posted on Reddit—Cleanjokes on November 30, 2022:

“Potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, yams…. I’ll never forget my roots.”


Wikipedia: Root vegetable
Root vegetables are underground plant parts eaten by humans as food. Although botany distinguishes true roots (such as taproots and tuberous roots) from non-roots (such as bulbs, corms, rhizomes, and tubers, although some contain both hypocotyl and taproot tissue), the term “root vegetable” is applied to all these types in agricultural and culinary usage (see terminology of vegetables).

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Liam Bean
@LiamBeanComedy
Potatoes
Swedes
carrots
parsnips
I’ll never forget my roots
#jokes #pun #dadjoke
5:55 PM · Nov 9, 2022

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/beanyboy41 November 30, 2022
Potatoes, carrots, parsnips, turnips, beets, yams…. I’ll never forget my roots

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, November 30, 2022 • Permalink


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