A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from July 14, 2019
“My nerdy friend got a Ph.D. on the history of palindromes. He is now known as ‘Dr. Awkward‘“

"Dr. Awkward” is a palindrome—that is, it reads the same backwards and forwards. “I have a Ph.D in awkwardness… Call me Dr. Awkward” is a joke that was posted on Twitter by Daniel D. Konold on July 31, 2008. “I recently got a PhD in palindromic studies. Call me Dr Awkward” was posted on Twitter by Craig F on June 23, 2012.

“My nerd friend just got a Ph.D. on the history of palindromes. He is now Dr.Awkward” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 4, 2018. “My nerdy friend just got a Ph.D. on the history of palindromes. We now call him Dr.Awkward” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 18, 2018.


Twitter
Daniel D. Konold
@dktoday
I have a Ph.D in awkwardness… Call me Dr. Awkward.
6:36 PM - 31 Jul 2008

Twitter
Craig F
@Fims75
RT @meganganz: “Ah ha!”—guy who just figured out palindromes @quantick << I recently got a PhD in palindromic studies. Call me Dr Awkward
12:42 PM - 23 Jun 2012

Twitter
Jamie Anderson
@collsdad
Need to update my profile: I’ve recently been awarded a PhD for my work with Palindromes, so now you can call me Dr. Awkward wink
7:02 AM - 2 Jul 2012

Twitter
Rachel MacSween
@rachelmacsween
Replying to @simonmcarthur
@simonmcarthur I’ve recently done a PhD in palindromes. I am now Dr Awkward.
7:39 AM - 12 Jul 2012

Twitter
Ian Duhig
@ianduhig
I’ve got a PhD in palindromes. Call me Dr Awkward.
12:27 PM - 2 Mar 2013

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Meatwise January 3, 2016
I recently received my PhD in palindromes.
I now go by Dr. Awkward

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto May 5, 2018
My friend’s dissertation was on nerds who love palindromes.
He is now Dr.Awkward.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ThomasL11 May 7, 2018
An awkward friend of mine just finished his PhD in palindrome theory..
Now he’s Dr. Awkward.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto July 4, 2018
My nerd friend just got a Ph.D. on the history of palindromes.
He is now Dr.Awkward.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto November 18, 2018
My nerdy friend just got a Ph.D. on the history of palindromes.
We now call him Dr.Awkward.

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/porichoygupto July 14, 2019
My nerdy friend got a Ph.D. on The History Of Palindromes.
He is now known as “Dr. Awkward.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, July 14, 2019 • Permalink