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 March 08, 2018
“What kind of shoes does a plumber wear?"/"Clogs.”

A plumber riddle is:

Q: What kind of shoes do plumbers wear?
A: Clogs.


The “clogs” pun has been cited in print since at least 2001.

“What kind of shoes do bakers wear?"/"Loafers” and “What kind of shoes does bread wear?"/"Loafers” are similar riddles.


Wikipedia: Clog
Clogs are a type of footwear made in part or completely from wood. Clogs are used worldwide and although the form may vary by culture, within a culture the form often remained unchanged for centuries.

9 May 2001, Los Angeles (CA) Times, “The Kids’ Reading Room; Jokes and Riddles,” pg. E7, col. 4:
What kind of shoes do plumbers wear? Clogs. (Kris, 12, Community Home Education Program, Garden Grove)

The Fish Sniffer Newspaper Online Forums
Banking sturgeon party
donzitroller
10-21-2005, 08:46 AM
Wait wait wait.....CLOGS?? *:o :o :o
As taken from one of my daughter’s CD’s..

WHAT KIND OF SHOES DOES A PLUMBER WEAR?
CLOGS rasberry

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FunnyOneLiners
@Funnyoneliners
What kind of shoes do plumbers wear?
Clogs.
(via @ComicTwit)
9:56 PM - 12 Oct 2009

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marissa
@md_x15
What kinda shoes does a plumber wear? Clogs
10:02 AM - 10 Aug 2011

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Ellen DeGeneres
@TheEllenShow
What kinds of shoes do plumbers wear? Clogs. #ClassicJokeFriday
4:06 PM - 16 Jan 2015

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Gregg Antoine
@ReddWolfe
So, what kind of shoes does a plumber wear?
Clogs. smile
4:08 PM - 16 Jan 2015

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dad jokes
@dadtellsjokes
What kind of shoes does a plumber wear?
Cloggs
11:15 PM - 8 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, March 08, 2018 • Permalink