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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from June 16, 2020
“What’s the funniest bunch of fruit?"/"A pun-net of strawberries.”

A “punnet” is a small box for fruits and vegetables. The word sounds like it’s a “pun net” or “net of puns.” This riddle was posted on the website Pun of the Day in July 2009:

Q: What’s the funniest bunch of fruit?
A: A pun-net of strawberries!



Wikipedia: Punnet
A punnet is a small box or square basket for the gathering, transport and sale of fruit and vegetables, typically for small berries susceptible to bruising, spoiling and squashing that are therefore best kept in small rigid containers. Punnets serve also as a rough measure for a quantity of irregular sized fruits.

Etymology
The word is largely confined to Commonwealth countries (but not Canada) and is of uncertain origin, but is thought to be a diminutive of ”pun“, a British dialect word for pound, from the days in which such containers were used as a unit of measurement. The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, parenthetically in its entry for geneticist R. C. Punnett (1875–1967), credits “a strawberry growing ancestor [who] devised the wooden basket known as a ‘punnet’”.

Pun of the Day
Great One Liners of the Month - July 2009 - page 3
23. What’s the funniest bunch of fruit? A pun-net of strawberries! 

Twitter
Pun Demonium
@PunDemonium
What’s the funniest bunch of fruit? A pun-net of strawberries!
8:16 AM · Jul 7, 2009·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
London, UK: Ebury Books
2010
Pg. 158:
What’s the funniest fruit? A pun-net of strawberries!

Twitter
John Collins
@HolyDalek
What’s the funniest bunch of fruit?
A pun-net of strawberries!
1:02 PM · Sep 1, 2014·Twitter Web Client

Google Books
Crap Jokes:
Wet Yourself Laughing with the Ultimate Joke Book

By Jonathan Swan
London, UK: Random House
2018
Pg. ?:
What’s the funniest fruit?
A pun-net of strawberries!

Twitter
Gary Reecher
@GaryReecher
What’s the funniest bunch of fruit? A pun-net of strawberries!
7:38 AM · Oct 31, 2018·Facebook

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, June 16, 2020 • Permalink