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 March 21, 2019
“Why did the homophone cross the rowed?”/“To get to the other sighed.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?”/“To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. “To get to the other sighed” is a jocular punchline.
     
“Why did the homophone cross the road? To get to the other sighed” was posted on Twitter by George Jacobs on December 12, 2011. “Why did the homophone cross the rowed? To get to the other sighed, of course!” was posted on Twitter by Oonagh on August 19, 2016.
   
“Why did the sad man cross the road? Cos he wanted to get to the other sighed” was posted on Twitter by Birdy on October 31, 2013. “Why did exhaled cross the road? To get to the other sighed” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on March 21, 2019.
 
   
Twitter
❤️ FizzyDuck ❤️
@FizzyDuck
Why did the corny joke cross the road?To get to the other sighed.
7:16 PM - 22 May 2009
     
Twitter
Larry Nanas
@LarryNanas
Why did the heterograph compiler cross the road? To get to the other sighed.
7:53 AM - 11 Dec 2011
   
Twitter
George Jacobs
@_wharfthecanary
Why did the homophone cross the road? To get to the other sighed.
4:01 PM - 12 Dec 2011
   
Twitter
Birdy
@Kukus_B
Why did the sad man cross the road? Cos he wanted to get to the other sighed
6:40 AM - 31 Oct 2013
   
Twitter
Mr. Performer
@Olatunmibi
Go home, you’re drunk! “@FvckMikey_: Why did the sad man cross the road? Cos he wanted to get to the other sighed”
6:44 AM - 31 Oct 2013
 
Twitter 
Oonagh
@Okeating
- Why did the homophone cross the rowed?
- To get to the other sighed, of course!
8:09 AM - 19 Aug 2016
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/ryanooooo March 21, 2019
Why did exhaled cross the road?
To get to the other sighed.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Thursday, March 21, 2019 • Permalink


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