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Entry from June 01, 2021
“What do shrimp watch when they’re horny?"/"Prawnography.”

"Prawnography” (prawn + pornography) is a portmanteau that has appeared in many jokes.

“I wonder if shrimp are into prawnography?” was posted on Twitter by Al Dopa on December 28, 2008. “What do shrimp watch when they’re horny? Prawnography” ws posted on Reddit—Jokes on November 23, 2017. “What do shrimp watch when they’re horny? Prawnography” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on June 2, 2021.

Prawnography (1989) by Victor Gordon is the title of an actual cookbook. “The Complete Shrimp Cookbook is pure prawnography” was posted on Twitter by Shakthi on October 13, 2009. “Prawnography: (n) - a documentary on shrimp” was posted on Twitter by Mike J on June 18, 2016.


OCLC WorldCat record
Prawnography.
Author: Victor Gordon
Publisher: Bloomsbury, 1989.
Edition/Format: Print book : English
Summary:
This cookery book provides a compendium of general knowledge that is also a cookbook, with 150 recipes for dishes using prawns and shrimps. It is alphabetically arranged and fully cross-referenced.

Twitter
Al Dopa
@adlopa
I wonder if shrimp are into prawnography?
6:18 PM · Dec 28, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Shakthi
@v_shakthi
The Complete Shrimp Cookbook is pure prawnography.
11:10 PM · Oct 13, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Steven Winterburn
@5tevenw
What can you use to arouse a shrimp?
- Prawnography.
3:48 PM · Dec 19, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Alan S Harrell
@ashtexas
The Complete Shrimp Cookbook is pure prawnography.
8:21 AM · Jan 25, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Las Vegas Carl’s Jr
@LasVegascarlsjr
What do shrimp watch to get in the mood?
Prawnography!
8:20 PM · Feb 10, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Blake
@wtmf1234
i like watching shrimp mate. It’s called PRAWNOGRAPHY LOLOLOL
1:11 PM · Jul 5, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Karl Kiili
@karlkiili
The Complete Shrimp Cookbook is pure prawnography.
2:04 AM · Aug 28, 2011·UberSocial for BlackBerry

YouTube
Prawnography (1999)
May 22, 2012
invisibleinaudible
A lonely housewife gets a surprise visit from the mailman.

Twitter
Ashwitha Dcruz
@AshwithaD
THE COMPLETE SHRIMP COOKBOOK IS PURE PRAWNOGRAPHY xD
10:41 PM · Mar 4, 2014·Twitter for Android

Twitter
As Ken Says
@askensays
Who called it serious writing about shrimp and not “hardcore prawnography”?
5:40 PM · Dec 16, 2014·Twitterrific for iOS

Twitter
Acrobat
@g_freestyle19
THE COMPLETE SHRIMP COOKBOOK IS PURE PRAWNOGRAPHY
7:10 PM · Feb 1, 2015·Twitter for Android

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/onepairofunderwear July 15, 2015
What did the paedophile shrimp fisherman get arrested for?
Child prawnography!

Twitter
Adam P. Knave
@adampknave
When shrimp have sex on film is that prawnography?
4:23 PM · Aug 25, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mike J
@Michael_Jelks
Prawnography: (n) - a documentary on shrimp
9:01 AM · Jun 18, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Rodney Lacroix
@RodLacroix
Wife: What’s on?
Me: A show on how shrimp reproduce. It’s..
W: Oh no.
Me: ..hard core..
W: Don’t.
Me: ..prawnography.
10:29 AM · Sep 2, 2016·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ManyaraImpala November 23, 2017
What do shrimp watch when they’re horny?
Prawnography.

Twitter
Sohail
@sideofhail
Replying to @sideofhail
What do shrimp watch when they’re feeling a little frisky?
Prawnography.
4:13 PM · Oct 28, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
The Pun Gents
@pungents
What do shrimp watch to get in the mood?
Prawnography!
1:17 PM · Dec 9, 2019·Pun Gents

Twitter
Ace of Hearts
@red_heart_ace
putting forward a motion to call pictures of deep fried shrimp and popcorn shrimp “prawnography”
7:46 PM · Dec 2, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Dave
@TaineMcLean
Replying to TaineMcLean
Another name for a documentary on the reproductive habits of shrimp is prawnography.
6:24 AM · May 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Adonis_Machiavelli June 2, 2021
Horny shrimp
What do shrimp watch when they’re horny?
Prawnography

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, June 01, 2021 • Permalink