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.

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Entry from December 03, 2019
“What do you call a Buddhist potato?"/"A chipmonk.”

One of the many “-tater” riddles is:

Q: What do you call a Buddhist potato?
A: A medi-tater. (meditator)


This potato riddle has been cited in print since at least 2013.

“Chips” in the United Kingdom are called “french fries” in the United States. This version was posted on Twitter by sandy jeffcoat on June 28, 2013:

Q: What do you call a Buddhist potato?
A: A chipmonk. (chip monk, a pun on chipmunk)



Twitter
Jess
@borellus
Guys, guys, what do you call a Buddhist potato!?
7:46 AM 路 Jan 2, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Cam馃尮
@CamCalisch
“What do you call a Buddhist potato? A medi-tater”
12:33 AM 路 Mar 16, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

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Lewis Shrigley
@LewisShrigley
what do you call a buddhist potato? A MEDI-TATER LOL
6:41 AM 路 May 16, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
sandy jeffcoat
@mugkip
what do you call a buddhist potato?
A CHIPMUNK
11:31 PM 路 Jun 28, 2013路Tweetbot for iOS

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yijian
@cuckfiction
Replying to @mugkip
鈥淍ineedaballrub: what do you call a buddhist potato?
A CHIPMUNK鈥
11:44 PM 路 Jun 28, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
DJPsRockVinyl
@Davidpe46124044
#UKPunday What do you call a Buddhist potato. MediTater.
6:45 AM 路 Feb 13, 2017路Twitter for Android

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MR SUPERPIDGE
@superpidge
What do you call a Buddhist Potato? A Meditater
10:40 AM 路 Feb 18, 2017路Twitter for Android Tablets

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/jaun_snough December 4, 2019
What do you call Buddhist potatoes?
Medi-taters.

Twitter
Harry Hoover
@harrywhoover
What do you call Buddhist potatoes?
Medi-taters.  #dadjokes
10:35 AM 路 Dec 4, 2019路Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
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