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

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Entry from January 11, 2018
“What do you call a vegetable that’s standing in line?"/"A queuecumber.”

A cucumber has nothing to do with a “queue,” but there have been puns. “When you line up to buy a cucumber, what do you call it? Queuecumber” was printed in January 1980 newspapers.

“What do you call 4 #cucumbers in line for a toilet? A ‘Queuecumber’” was posted on Twitter on September 26, 2011. “Q: What do you call a vegetable that lots of people wait in line for hours to enjoy? A: a queuecumber” was posted on Twitter on June 21, 2012. “What do you call a vegetable that loves standing in a line? A Queuecumber” was posted on Twitter on February 2, 2013.


Wikipedia: Cucumber
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus) is a widely cultivated plant in the gourd family, Cucurbitaceae. It is a creeping vine that bears cucumiform fruits that are used as vegetables. There are three main varieties of cucumber: slicing, pickling, and seedless. Within these varieties, several cultivars have been created. In North America, the term “wild cucumber” refers to plants in the genera Echinocystis and Marah, but these are not closely related. The cucumber is originally from South Asia, but now grows on most continents. Many different types of cucumber are traded on the global market.

9 January 1980, The Advocate-Messenger (Danville, KY), “The Weeders Guide: ‘Year of Cucumber’ honors deserving vegetable” by Earl Aronson (AP Newsfeatures), pg. 18, col.
When you line up to buy a cucumber, what do you call it? Queuecumber.

Twitter
Chirply‏
@chirply
Monday Is For Jokers: What do you call 4 #cucumbers in line for a toilet? A “Queuecumber” http://chirp.ly/mQzYRc | http://yfrog.com/j2ki6jyj
6:01 PM - 26 Sep 2011

Twitter
John Barnes‏
@johnnyboy7169
Replying to @UKInfluencer
@MagicalEmporium Q: What do you call a vegetable that lots of people wait in line for hours to enjoy? A: a queuecumber.
9:13 AM - 21 Jun 2012

Twitter
Laila‏
@damascene_texan
Hey @omardxb -What do you call a vegetable that loves standing in a line? A Queuecumber. @virus2309 smile
8:15 AM - 2 Feb 2013

Twitter
paolo‏
@mangieripaolo
What vegetables like to wait around in lines? Queuecumbers 🌚
2:50 PM - 26 Jul 2015

Twitter
Depec Kohli‏
@shirikohli
What do you call a vegetable that loves standing in a line?
A Queuecumber.
4:45 PM - 22 Mar 2016

Twitter
Depec Kohli‏
@shirikohli
What do you call a vegetable that loves standing in a line?
A Queuecumber.
3:00 PM - 22 Mar 2017

Twitter
Hossen‏
@HossensTweets
Which vegetable waits around in lines for the longest?
A queuecumber.
1:41 PM - 23 Mar 2017

Twitter
Thom Garcia‏
@ThimisGracias
What do you call a vegetable that waits in line?
A Queuecumber
12:37 PM - 27 Mar 2017

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What do you call a vegetable that’s standing in line? (self.dadjokes)
submitted January 12, 2018 by Liutasiun
A Queuecumber

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, January 11, 2018 • Permalink