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 November 15, 2013
“Croissants are just biscuits that studied abroad”

Mark Twain wrote “cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education” in The Tragedy of Pudd’nhead Wilson (1894). “Croissants are just biscuits that studied abroad” is a more modern food joke.

“Croissants are just biscuits that studied abroad” was cited on Twitter on September 13, 2012. “Scones are just biscuits that studied abroad” was cited on Twitter on December 29, 2012. Authorship of the joke is unknown.


Twitter
Sammy Rhodes
‏@sammyrhodes
Croissants are just biscuits that studied abroad.
8:49 AM - 13 Sep 12

Twitter
STEVE
‏@MrSpB2
Croissants are just biscuits that studied abroad.
11:15 AM - 13 Sep 12

Twitter
Sammy Rhodes
‏@sammyrhodes
Scones are just biscuits that studied abroad.
11:38 AM - 29 Dec 12

Twitter
Mike Goncalves
‏@mikegoncalves09
Scones are just biscuits that studied abroad.
6:44 PM - 12 Oct 13

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1st lady of Wadiya
‏@sharonjuma
“Croissants are just biscuits that studied abroad.”
1:27 AM - 14 Nov 13

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, November 15, 2013 • Permalink