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

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Entry from April 25, 2018
“What do you call a communist pirate ship?"/"The USS-ARRR.”

A pirate riddle is:

Q: What do you call a communist pirate ship?
A: The USS-ARRR.


The “USS"/"USSR" pun was posted on Reddit—Jokes on May 7, 2014.


Wikipedia: United States Ship
United States Ship (abbreviated as USS or U.S.S.) is a ship prefix used to identify a commissioned ship of the United States Navy and applies to a ship only while it is in commission.

Soviet Union
The Soviet Union (Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus]), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk]), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a communist pirate ship?
submitted May 7, 2014 by Balls123456789
The USS Arrrrrr

Twitter
virtualras
@ImSuchAJokester
What do you call a communist pirate ship?... The USS Arrrrrr
8:27 AM - 10 May 2014

Twitter
nick froehlich
@NickSFroehlich
As mandated by the masses:
What do you call a communist pirate ship?
The USS Arrrrrr
Invest in the best.
10:50 AM - 13 Nov 2016

Reddit—Jokes
What’s a communist pirates favourite holiday destination?
submitted August 21, 2017 by comeonman123456
The U.S.S. Arrrghhh

Reddit—Jokes
Where is a communist pirate from?
submitted February 21, 2018 by fliute
The USSAARRR

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a communist pirate ship?
submitted April 25, 2018 by Inexorability23
The USS-ARRR

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • Wednesday, April 25, 2018 • Permalink