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 January 17, 2018
“What do you call a surreptitious shellfish?"/"Clamdestine.”

"Clamdestine” (clam + clandestine) is an infrequently used and jocular shellfish term. “Clamdestine—Something secretive among shellfish” was published in The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ) on October 26, 1997. “What do you call a secret meeting of shellfish? A CLAMdestine Operation” was posted on Twitter on June 30, 2012.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on January 17, 2018:

Q: What do you call a surreptitious shellfish?
A: Clamdestine.



26 October 1997, The Arizona Republic (Phoenix, AZ), “Too much flinguine and you’ll Zanzibarf” by Sam Lowe, pg. 10EV, col.6:
Clamdestine—Something secretive among shellfish.

Twitter
Paul ⚔️Hubans‏
@phubans
What do you call a secret meeting of shellfish? A CLAMdestine Operation.
12:56 AM - 30 Jun 2012

Twitter
Michael Wiggett‏
@Wigeru
Replying to @serafinowicz
@serafinowicz
Are surreptitious shellfish “clamdestine”?
9:40 AM - 19 Sep 2009

Twitter
Marcus2ReaLius‏
@JosephFDiMatteo
Shellfish are so Clamdestine
12:59 PM - 26 Jun 2012

Twitter
Taylor Holland‏
@hollatayy
What do u call a secretive shellfish?
Clamdestine…
Yeah I got jokes.. Bad jokes, but jokes…
2:21 PM - 6 Mar 2014

Twitter
Claude‏
@esotericutie
A show about a shellfish struggling to hide his involvement with illegal drug trade from his otherwise normal family called ‘Clamdestine’
4:20 PM - 17 Jun 2015

Reddit—3amjokes
What do you call a surreptitious shellfish? self.3amjokes
Submitted January 17, 2018 by socialmediahandle
Clamdestine

Twitter
3AM‏
@3AM_Jokes
What do you call a surreptitious shellfish?... Clamdestine
12:09 PM - 17 Jan 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 • Permalink