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Entry from March 19, 2021
“Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a K and not a C?"/"Because you can’t C in the dark.”

"See” sounds like the letter “C,” and there are jokes. This riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on April 14, 2013:

Q: Why is “dark” spelled with a k and not with c?
A: Because you can’t see in the dark.

“Why do you spell ‘dark’ with a k instead of a c?  Because you can’t ‘c’ in the dark. Lol” was posted on Twitter by Jillian Bray on April 19, 2013.

“Why is ‘dark’ not written ‘darc’? Because you can’t see in the dark” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on May 5, 2018. “Why is ‘dark’ not spelled like ‘darc’? Because you can’t c in the dark!” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on February 21, 2019.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/bioart April 14, 2013
Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not with c?
Because you can’t see in the dark
Badambum!
COMMENTS
bobodwaisman
it’s a dark humour

Twitter
DailyJokes
@DailyJokes9
Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not with c?: Because you can’t see in the dark Badambum!  submitted by bio… http://adf.ly/MyEzl
6:57 PM · Apr 14, 2013·twitterfeed

Twitter
Jillian Bray
@JillianBlair_
Why do you spell “dark” with a k instead of a c?
Because you can’t “c” in the dark. Lol
11:27 AM · Apr 19, 2013·Twitter SMS

Twitter
nel.
@nelsonnhuynh
Why don’t you spell dark with a c but with a k?
Cuz you can’t C in the dark
11:57 PM · Apr 19, 2013·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Brandon Haschke
@rojobrandon
Why do you spell dark with a k instead of a c? You can’t c in the dark #badjokethursday
10:29 PM · Apr 20, 2017·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Ghostlupo February 6, 2018
Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c?
Because you can’t see in the dark.
Ba-dum-tss

Twitter
Conversionalist
@francismuoti
Why is ‘dark’ spelled with a k and not c?
Because you can’t c in the dark.
11:33 PM · Feb 8, 2018·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/magni155 May 5, 2018
Why is ‘dark’ not written ‘darc’?
Because you can’t see in the dark

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TheRealLeoArmstrong July 7, 2018
Why is ‘Dark’ spelled with a K and not a C?
Because you can’t C in the dark.

Twitter
Harvey
@ryvalcii_x
did you know why dark is not spelled as darc? it’s because we can’t c in the dark.
8:47 AM · Sep 8, 2018·Twitter for Android

Twitter
nielle
@_pareja_pjm
why isnt dark spelled as darc?
why
because we cant C in the dark
jssjsjsjsjsJAHASHAHSAH
11:58 AM · Sep 8, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/MLGBANANABUS December 18, 2018
Why is dark spelled with a k and not a c
Because you can’t see in the dark

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/RottenMind62 February 8, 2019
Why is “Dark” spelled with a K, and not a C ?
Because you can’t C in the dark.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/Fourt-Nuyt February 21, 2019
Why is ‘dark’ not spelled like ‘darc’?
Because you can’t c in the dark!

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/NonstopSuperguy March 8, 2019
Why isn’t “Dark” spelled like “Darc” instead?
Because You can’t c in the dark

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/abishiekh March 17, 2019
Why is “Dark” spelled with a K, and not a C ?
Because you can’t C in the dark.

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/BrazenClover May 16, 2019
Why isn’t “dark” spelled as “darc”?
Because you can’t “c” in the dark..

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/Hoga_Yuuki June 7, 2018
We spell DARK instead of DARC is because we can’t C in the DARK.

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/pepethemagicalhorse July 26, 2019
Why Is Dark Spelled With A K and Not A C
Because you can’t c in the dark

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/queencr June 16, 2020
Why is “dark” spelled with a K and not a C?
Because you can’t C in the dark

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/apapipay March 3, 2021
Why do you spell dark with a k and not a c?
Because you can’t see in the dark

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