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

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Entry from February 02, 2018
“What do cats read in the morning?"/"Mewspapers.”

A cat riddle is:

Q: What do cats read in the morning?
A: Mewspapers.


The newspaper joke has been cited in print since at least 1984.


Google Books
The Kids’ Cat Book
By Laima Dingwall and Annabel Slaight
New York, NY: Western Pub. Co.; Toronto, ON: Greey de Pencier Books
1984
Pg. 17:
Q. What do cats read?
A. Mewspapers.

Google Books
Scholastic’s A+ Junior Guide to Book Reports
By Louise Colligan
New York, NY: Scholastic
1989
Pg. 37:
Even noncat owners will laugh when they read some of the cat jokes: “What do cats read? Mewspapers!”

16 February 2007, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room: Jokes & Riddles,” pg. E39, col. 3:
What do cats like to read? The mewspaper.
Mary
Los Feliz Elementary, Los Angeles


9 August 2007, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Greg’s giggle” by Fiona Parker, pg. 50:
Q: WHAT do cats read every morning?
A: Mewspapers.

Twitter
Bollywood Sargam‏
@bollywoodsargam
Cat jokes - 2735 Joke: What do cats read in the morning ? Mewspapers ! .... http://tinyurl.com/qftmz2
10:31 PM - 13 May 2009

Google Books
Funny Jokes and Riddles for Children
By Alexandra Cooper
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2016
Pg. ?:
What do cats read in the morning?
Mewspapers!

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
What do cats read in the morning ?
Mewspapers
!
#Joke from #CatJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
7:39 AM - 3 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Friday, February 02, 2018 • Permalink