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

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Entry from October 08, 2019
“What do you call a vegetable that’s a dude and has a foodborn illness?"/"Bro Coli.”

“Broccoli” (a vegetable) is not derived from the words “bro” (brother) and “E. coli” (bacterium), but there are jokes. “BRO coli.  The evil football watching beer swillin bacteria of the social vegetable scene” was posted on Twitter by k c solaris on August 29, 2012.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on October 8, 2019:

Q: What do you call a vegetable that’s a dude and has a foodborn illness?
A: Bro Coli.



Twitter
PabloRiveroMadriñán
@PeibolRivero
¿Si la bacteria es el e.coli por que la tiene el #pepino y no el bro.coli???
Translated from Spanish
If the bacterium is the E. coli why does the #pepino and not the bro.coli ???

Twitter
The Phantom
@Opera_Ghost42
¿No sería más común que la bacteria E.coli se encontrara en el Bro.Coli?
Translated from Spanish
Wouldn’t it be more common for E.coli bacteria to be found in Bro.Coli?
10:03 AM · Jun 9, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
k c solaris
@kcsolaris
BRO coli.  The evil football watching beer swillin bacteria of the social vegetable scene.
2:03 AM · Aug 29, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
You
@JsSmRenton
Fitness buffs are victims of a new strain of e.coli.
The disease is called bro.coli.
7:00 AM · Apr 13, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
dipshit jackpot
@_zellyn
Bro.coli, finally a bacteria for MEN
11:08 PM · Aug 24, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
100cia 🦴
@100cia_
¿Cuál es la bacteria favorita de los veganos?
La Bro. coli
Translated from Spanish
What is the favorite bacterium of vegans? The bro. coli
11:49 AM · May 14, 2019·Twitter Web App

Twitter
#BIGBEN102
@bigbennamib
Replying to @gwaShuuya_4th
What’s the name of E. coli bacteria’s sibling?
Bro coli
3:03 PM · Sep 23, 2019·Twitter Web App

Reddit—3amjokes
u/ScatmanTheJohn October 8, 2019
What do you call a vegetable that’s a dude and has a foodborn illness?
Bro Coli

Twitter
3AM
@3AM_Jokes
What do you call a vegetable that’s a dude and has a foodborn illness?... Bro Coli
11:51 AM · Oct 8, 2019·IFTTT

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, October 08, 2019 • Permalink