A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 07, 2017
“Where do baby citrus fruits go to learn?"/"A lemon tree school.”

"Elementary” sounds like “a lemon tree.” “Err...where do lemons go to get educated? A lemon tree school” was posted on Twitter on July 25, 2012. The riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on October 8, 2017:

Q: Where do baby citrus fruits go to learn?
A: A lemon tree school.

There are several real schools named “Lemon Tree School.” “The Lemon Tree School” is a company located at 510 East 89th Street in Manhattan. “Lemon Tree Preschool” is located on Staten Island.

Google Groups: atl.fan.holmes
“Elementary, my dear Watson”
Mark Israel
In article <2p3dh0$c...@carina.unm.edu>, roger m squires writes:
> And here’s another really tired oldey:  What is the
> origin of “Elementary, my dear Watson”?

I think it’s a corruption.  It may come from the time Holmes was swallowed by a whale, and remarked “Alimentary, my dear Watson.” Or it may come from the time Watson asked his old friend what his favourite tree was, and Holmes replied “A lemon tree, my dear Watson.”

Holmes says “Elementary” in “The Crooked Man” and writes “My dear Watson” in “The Final Problem”, but the first recorded juxtaposition is in the 1929 film _The Return of Sherlock Holmes_, the first Sherlock Holmes sound film.

Nick Nash‏
Watson: “What’s your favorite tree, Holmes?” Holmes: “A lemon tree (elementary), my dear Watson.”
11:57 PM - 2 Jun 2009

B-rad Drummaboi™ ツ‏
A Lemon Tree = Elementary
2:51 AM - 10 Mar 2011

A Lemon Tree - Elementary. It’s a Sherlock Holmes joke.
6:19 AM - 12 May 2012

Phil Gibson‏
Err...where do lemons go to get educated? A lemon tree school.
8:17 AM - 25 Jul 2012

Deplorable Eric West‏
Replying to @heilaredpath
.@heilaredpath @inixza @johanpberg Yes! That’s what my late Dad used to say! And, for anyone who didn’t get it “a lemon tree” = elementary.
11:27 AM - 1 Mar 2013

Raj S‏
#treestv A-Lemon-Tree (Elementary)
9:43 AM - 3 Mar 2013

Nicholas A Thompson‏
“Its weird not having any kids in ‘a lemon tree’ (elementary) school this year.” -Nicks Mom 2016
8:09 AM - 22 Aug 2016

Where do baby citrus fruits go to learn?
submitted October 8, 2017 by Monkfi5h
A lemon tree school

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Saturday, October 07, 2017 • Permalink