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 02, 2018
“Why don’t you wear snow boots?"/"Because they’ll melt.”

A snow riddle is:

Q: Why don’t you wear snow boots?
A: Because they’ll melt.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2003.


11 November 2003, Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI), “In the end, it’s all about Ahna,” pg. D1:
Why shouldn’t you wear snow boots? Because they’ll melt.

Twitter
Morten Stenbaek
@mobitwix
Q: Why don´t you wear snow boots? A: Because they´ll melt.
7:30 AM - 19 Dec 2009

Twitter
Eve Taylor
@Taylor_Eve
Q: Why don’t you wear snow boots? A: Because they’ll melt.
11:45 PM - 22 Jan 2010

Twitter
Brandy Vanamburg
@Brandytmq
Q: Why don’t you wear snow boots? A: Because they’ll melt.
12:09 AM - 15 Jul 2011

Twitter
Jim Chaparas
@JimGC
knows you should never wear Snow Boots because they will melt ...
4:32 PM - 28 Mar 2012

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lorraine Jo King
@LahLahBean
#sillysaturday Why don’t you wear snow boots? Because they’ll melt. ⛄❄😃😊
3:25 AM - 3 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTime/Weather • Friday, March 02, 2018 • Permalink