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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 21, 2017
“What do you call two witches who live together?"/"Broommates.”

A popular Halloween riddle is:

Q: What do you call two witches who live together?
A: Broom mates!


“Broommate” and “broomate” (broom + roommate) have both been used as the spelling. The joke has been cited in print since at least 1993.

“Q. What do you call two witches living together? A. Broommates” was posted on the newsgroup soc.culture.filipino on October 22, 1996.

“Q: What do you call two witches sharing an apartment? A: Broommates” was posted on Twitter by FangFan62 on October 18, 2012. “What do you call 2 witches sharing an apartment? Broomates! #LaughoftheDay” was posted on Twitter by Jimmy RevJim Olsen on October 9, 2021.


Newspapers.com
28 October 1993, Bloomfield (NJ) Life, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 19, col. 4:
Q: What do you call two witches who live together?
A: Broom mates!
(Sent in by Jessica Peterson)

16 November 1993, Augusta (GA) Chronicle, “Mighty Funny’s Mini Jokes,” The Mini Page, pg. 2, col. 2:
Q: What do you call two witches who live together?
A: Broom mates!
(Sent in by Jessica Peterson)

Newspapers.com
24 September 1996, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, sec. F, pg. 14, col. 4:
Q: What do you call two witches who live together?
A: Broom-mates.
Kelly Lewis
All Saints Episcopal School


Google Groups: soc.culture.filipino
HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Gorgeous
10/22/96
(...)
Q. What do you call two witches living together?
A. Broommates.

Google Groups: misc.kids
Knock Knock Jokes
Elizabeth Gardner
3/18/97
In article <332EE0...@admin.drake.edu>, wrote:
> “What do you call two witches who live together? Broom-mates.”

Google Books
October 1997, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 73, col. 2:
Ron: What do you call two witches who live together?
Don: What?
Ron: Broom mates. — Jeff Johnson, Fort Worth, Tex.

Google Groups: alt.humor
Halloween Humor - 21
Craig Bennett
10/15/98
(...)
What do call two witches who live together?
“Broom Mates”!

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Spooky Puns from Stan Kegel
Bob C.
Oct 30, 1999, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
What do you call two witches living together?
Broommates. ( By Trinitty)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
“Puns of the Weak” 10/13/00
Stan Kegel
10/13/00
(...)
What do you call two witches living together?
Broommates. (Trinitty)

Google Groups: alt.humor
What do call two witches who live together?
Craig Bennett
10/26/00
What do call two witches who live together?
“Broom Mates”!

Google Books
Kids’ Silliest Riddles
By Jacqueline Horsfall
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2003
Pg. 30:
What do you call two witches who cruise together?
Broommates.

Twitter
FlipMyText‏
@FlipMyText
<|:~( <|:~( What do you call 2 witches living together? A: Broommates! Tweet Halloween Icons for Twitter @ http://yourl.cc/?DVcj
9:37 AM - 31 Oct 2008

Twitter
Lisa‏
@mrsshrop
What do you call two witches that live together?
Broomates!
lolol
::knee slap::
3:01 PM - 27 Oct 2009

Twitter
Philip Beckett
@norwich_broker
What do you call two witches sharing a flat? - Broom Mates. - haha
10:05 AM · Apr 29, 2010·TweetDeck

Reddit
Posted by u/carotids October 16, 2010
Best Halloween Joke?
(...)
What do you call two witches living together?
Broommates.

Twitter
FangFan62
@FangFan62
Q: What do you call two witches sharing an apartment? A: Broommates.
9:30 PM · Oct 18, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
John The Milk Man
@country_valley
Q. What do you call two witches sharing an apartment?
A. Broom-mates!
#halloweenjokes
1:25 AM · Oct 29, 2014·Hootsuite

Google Books
Fun Witch Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you call two witches living together?
Broommates.

Twitter
gothtober candycorn
@gothtober
Q. What do you call two witches sharing an apartment?
A. Broom-mates! http://fb.me/DrSo6GBN
6:38 AM · Oct 15, 2017·Facebook

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call witches that live together?
submitted October 22, 2017 by Con_Dinn_West
Broomates

Twitter
ℕ𝕠𝕓𝕝𝕖 𝕗𝕣𝕠𝕞 𝕀𝕟𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕘𝕣𝕒𝕞
@NoblefromIG
What do you call two witches sharing an apartment?
Broom-mates!
1:59 PM · Dec 8, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Liam behan
@LiamBeh98157012
What do you call two witches sharing an apartment? Broomates
11:17 AM · Oct 18, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Dan Rossof
@danrossof9
Sunday JOTW What do you call 2 witches sharing an apartment? Broomates lol
12:43 PM · Oct 18, 2020·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/CheekyMonkey91 October 8, 2021
What do you call two witches sharing an apartment?
Broomates!

Twitter
Jimmy RevJim Olsen
@mybuddyjimmy
What do you call 2 witches sharing an apartment? Broomates! #LaughoftheDay
3:57 PM · Oct 9, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Dr. Snow Balaz
@DrSnowB
What do you call two witches living together?
Broommates.
#countdowntohalloween #halloween #halloween2021
#Nationalcomingoutday
12:59 PM · Oct 11, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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