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 March 21, 2021
“What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?"/"A carrot.”

A carrot riddle is:

Q: What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A: A carrot.


The riddle was posted on the newsgroup eunet.jokes on April 24, 1990, where it was called an old joke. The joke is that “sounds like a parrot” might imply an animal, but actually meant a word that sounds like “parrot.”


Google Groups: eunet.jokes
Ah the old ones are the best....
Stuart D Nicol MATHS87
Apr 24, 1990, 2:51:02 PM
Q : What is bright orange and sounds like a parrot ?
A : A CARROT !!!! grin grin

13 December 1998, Mail on Sunday (London, UK), Richard Grant column, pg. 31:
WHAT’S orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot.

Newspapers.com
7 July 1999, Home News Tribune (New Brunswick, NJ), “It’s a joke!,” pg. D8, col. 6:
Q: What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
A: A carrot!

Google Books
November 1999, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 65, col. 3:
Jack: What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
Joe: No clue.
Jack: A carrot! — Aaron Fisher, Bluefield, Va.

Twitter
the.effing.librarian
@effinglibrarian
Joke.: What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?A carrot.courtesy of Jester 4.0.This joke reminded .. http://tinyurl.com/27zb8r
7:28 PM · Oct 26, 2007·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/BintCabinets May 20, 2013
What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/OzziesUndies July 18, 2018
What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/Drew_Sife December 23, 2018
What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot 🥕

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/tvz32 January 8, 2021
What is orange and sounds like a parrot?
Carrot

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/turboshot49cents March 21, 2021
What’s orange and sounds like a parrot?
A carrot.

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