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 August 29, 2017
“Where do religious school children practice sports?"/"In the prayground.”

A school riddle is:

Q: Where do religious school children practice sports?
A: In the prayground.


The “playground"/"prayground" pun has been cited in print since at least 2005.


11 August 2005, The Daily Mirror, “Greg’s Giggle,” pg. 47:
WHERE do religious schoolkids practise sport? In the prayground

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Where do religious school children practice sports?
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Where do religious school children practice sports?In the prayground

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In the prayground!

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 • Permalink