A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 12, 2020
“This asparagus is just a spear, I guess”

"Asparagus” sounds a bit like “a spear, I guess.” “What rhymes with asparagus? I don’t know.. A spear? I guess..” was posted on Twitter by Neil on April 12, 2014. “Where did asparagus get its name? A spear I guess” was posted on Twitter by sophielou on August 24, 2017.

“This asparagus is just a spear, I guess” was posted on Reddit—Cleanjokes on March 11, 2020.

“How did the vegan fix her flat?"/"A spare I guess” and “What did the bowling vegetable get on that last frame?"/"A spare, I guess” are related asparagus riddles.


Wikipedia: Asparagus
Asparagus, or garden asparagus, folk name sparrow grass, scientific name Asparagus officinalis, is a perennial flowering plant species in the genus Asparagus. Its young shoots are used as a spring vegetable.
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The English word “asparagus” derives from classical Latin, but the plant was once known in English as sperage, from the Medieval Latin sparagus. This term itself derives from the Greek aspharagos or asparagos, and the Greek term originates from the Persian asparag, meaning “sprout” or “shoot”.

Twitter
RF
@MrRickersss
@LUKEMONAGHAN A spear I guess.
5:12 PM · Oct 5, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Neil
@TheSteadman
What rhymes with asparagus? I don’t know.. A spear? I guess.. #pun #lampooned #whosmynextvictim
10:53 AM · Apr 12, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Case
@LostGirlie
My side hoe is asparagus… a spear I guess.
9:24 AM · Oct 1, 2016·Twitter for Android

Twitter
sophielou
@sophielou
Where did asparagus get its name?
A spear I guess.
7:40 AM · Aug 24, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
David Lehmann
@Vague_Gelatin
I was offered a long sharp pole or a long sharp vegetable, I said “I’ll take a spear I guess.”
9:26 AM · May 2, 2018·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Innocent Illusion
@DianaG2772
My kid thinks asparagus is pronounced “a-spear-I-guess” because it looks like tiny green spears. Nothing has ever made more sense to me.
4:54 PM · Oct 24, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Alexandra Zampino
@AlyZamp
Asparagus = a spear, I guess.
6:06 PM · Sep 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—IRLEasterEggs
Crossposted by u/Adm1nX November 3, 2019
A spear, I guess
r/mildlyinteresting
Posted by u/HeatherLeeAnn 4 months ago
Asparagus sale sign
OCRemoved: Rule 6

Twitter
C O R N H U B
@danatdf
a spear i guess is my least favorite vegetable
1:55 AM · Nov 4, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Julanj
@JuliianCaesar
Someone, somewhere really looked at asparagus and said:
A-spear-I-guess?
2:34 PM · Feb 8, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/Water-Temple March 11, 2020
This asparagus is just…
a spear, I guess.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, March 12, 2020 • Permalink