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Entry from October 30, 2022
“What kind of shoes do linguists wear?"/"Converse.”

Converse shoes have nothing to do with conversations or conversing, but there are jokes.

“What kind of shoes do linguists wear? converse” was posted on Reddit—Funny on October 10, 2013. “What kind of Shoes do Linguists wear? Converse” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 29, 2018. “What shoes do linguists wear? CONVERSE” was posted on Twitter by Rafael Manuel on January 25, 2019.

“justbadpuns: If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?” was posted on tumblr on October 16, 2016. “If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 15, 2017. “If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 3, 2019.

“If Thieves wear Sneakers and Artists wear Sketchers, do Linguists wear Converse?” was posted on Twitter by Shaheen M on March 28, 2018. “If Thieves wear Sneakers and Artists wear Sketchers. Do Linguists wear Converse?” was posted on Twitter by Doc🐕 on November 22, 2018. “If thieves wear sneakers and artists wear Sketchers, do linguists wear Converse?” was posted on Reddit—Linguistichumor on June 13, 2019.

“Thieves wear sneakers, artists wear sketchers and language teachers wear converse” was posted on Twitter by Bob Golen on October 30, 2022.

“What kind of shoes do artists wear?"/"Skechers/Sketchers” is a related riddle.


Wikipedia: Converse (lifestyle wear)
Converse (/ˈkɒnvərs/) is an American brand of lifestyle wear that markets, distributes, and licenses sneakers, skating shoes, lifestyle brand footwear, apparel, and accessories. Founded in 1908, it has been a subsidiary of Nike, Inc. since 2003. Converse, initially known as the Converse Rubber Shoe Company, produced winterized rubber-soled shoes and boots.

Reddit—Funny
Posted by u/[deleted] October 10, 2013
What kind of shoes do linguists wear?
converse.

tumblr
justbadpuns:
If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?

Okay this is it
This is the pun that wins!
The WINNNNNERRRRRR
I LOVE IT
(via justbadpuns)
OCT. 16 2016#PUN #WINNER #BEST PUN EVER #FUNNY27,023 NOTES

Twitter
Paméla B
@Pam1256
justbadpuns: If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse? Okay this is it This is the pun that… https://tmblr.co/ZDpLNm2DT_7FV
5:13 PM · Oct 16, 2016·Tumblr

Twitter
James 🧙🏻‍♀️🔮
@crumplelush
justbadpuns: If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse? This pun is not only awesome, but… https://tmblr.co/ZzsuZs2DU2a5h
5:41 PM · Oct 16, 2016·Tumblr

Twitter
BIO.
@WORMCHL
Replying to @WORMCHL
if artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?
1:44 AM · Oct 20, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Sarah Bellum
@EyeAmSoCornea
If artists wear Sketchers, and Ninjas wear Sneakers, then, do Linguists wear Converse?
9:19 PM · Jan 17, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Silver Sun
@rainbowjay2
itsmondaypunday: If artists wear Sketchers, does that mean linguists wear Converse? *groans* https://tmblr.co/ZRyT4v2Ofh6TJ
11:01 AM · Aug 7, 2017·Tumblr

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/[deleted] October 15, 2017
A giant list of puns
(...)
If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?

Twitter
Shaheen M
@lostdivinity123
If Thieves wear Sneakers and Artists wear Sketchers, do Linguists wear Converse?
9:46 AM · Mar 28, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Doc🐕
@DocAtCDI
If Thieves wear Sneakers and Artists wear Sketchers.
Do Linguists wear Converse?
4:33 AM · Nov 22, 2018·Facebook

Twitter
Dr. Holly Walters
@Manigarm
Bad Twitter pun of the day: “If Thieves wear Sneakers and Artists wear Sketchers. Do Linguists wear Converse?”
10:11 AM · Nov 22, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Howard Chu
@hyc_symas
“If thieves wear sneakers and artists wear Sketchers, do linguists wear Converse?”
—and Bitcoiners wear asics
5:29 AM · Nov 23, 2018·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Khrom3Wraith December 29, 2018
What kind of Shoes do Linguists wear?
Converse

Twitter
Rafael Manuel
@yoitsraffpls
What shoes do linguists wear? CONVERSE
6:00 AM · Jan 25, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Recycled Box The Box and The Blue Hat
@IAmBoxTheBox
Box O’ Jokes time! - Q: What shoes do linguists wear?
A: Converse. - - I Funny, I Box.
1:29 AM · Feb 17, 2019·Cheap Bots, Done Quick!

Reddit—Linguistichumor
Posted by u/raendrop June 13, 2019
If thieves wear sneakers and artists wear Sketchers, do linguists wear Converse?

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Josvys October 3, 2019
514 Dad Jokes
(...)
If artists wear sketchers do linguists wear converse?

Twitter
Ko ǝqɐƆɔW ǝʌǝʇS toku ingoa 🇬🇧🇮🇪(🇺🇸)🇳🇿
@stevedownunder
If thieves wear sneakers, and artists wear Sketchers, do linguists wear Converse?
4:25 PM · Jan 31, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/BlankPhotos February 18, 2020
What shoes do linguists wear?
Converse

Twitter
Jay’s Joint Potcast
@JointJays
What shoes do LINGUISTS wear?
Converse
#DadJokes
2:26 PM · Feb 27, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Douglas Martin
@BlargMargle
Replying to @Stonekettle and @Origamigryphon
What kind of shoes do linguists wear?
----> Converse
.
< takes a deep breath >
6:41 PM · Mar 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
blues people illustrated
@RastaBlues7
If artists wear sketchers then do linguists wear converse?
- anonymous
2:34 PM · May 4, 2022 from Charlottesville, VA·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Realistic-Twist-3112 October 30, 2022
If thieves wear sneakers and artists wear sketchers…
then linguists must wear converse.

Twitter
Bob Golen
@BobGolen
Thieves wear sneakers, artists wear sketchers and language teachers wear converse.
9:13 PM · Oct 30, 2022·Twitter Web App

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