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 September 28, 2017
“What do you call a chicken crossing the road?"/"Poultry in motion.”

“Why did the chicken cross the road?"/"To get to the other side” is a classic riddle from the 19th century. One version is:

Q: What do you call a chicken crossing the road?
A: Poultry in motion.


“Poultry in motion” is a pun on “poetry in motion.” “What do you call a chicken crossing the road? ... Poultry in motion” was posted on the newsgroup microsoft.public.inetexplorer.ie4.outlookexpress.stationery on August 23, 1998. The joke has been printed on many images.


Google Groups: microsoft.public.inetexplorer.ie4.outlookexpress.stationery
G.A.G. Little laffs
Gene
8/23/98
What do you call a chicken crossing the road? ... Poultry in motion.

29 November 2001, Atlanta (GA) Journal-Constitution, “Metro Online” by Cheryl Segal, pg. C2:
Q: What do you call the chicken that crossed the road?
A: Poultry in motion.

6 April 2002, Tallahassee (FL) Democrat, “E. T., Zing Home!,” pg. 8A, col. 5:
A chicken crossing the road: poultry in motion.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak Special: 100 Top One-Liners
Stan Kegel
5/25/03
The 100 best one-liners as chosen by the readers of Mike Bull’s “Pun of the
Day”
(...)
7. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

Google Books
Penguin Pocket Jokes
By David Pickering
London, UK: Penguin Books
2006
Pg. ?:
What do you call a chicken crossing the road?
Poultry in motion.

Twitter
Paul Camarata‏
@pcamarata
A chicken crossing the road:  poultry in motion
4:54 PM - 31 Mar 2007

Twitter
Manda Tahluhr‏
@foppachick
Q: What do you call a chicken crossing the road? A: Poultry in Motion
8:59 AM - 20 Feb 2008

Google Books
Once Apun A Time:
A Rich, Historical and Sometimes Earthy Collection of Puns

By Robin Leech
Victoria, BC: FriesenPress
2015
Pg. ?:
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.

Twitter
Nathan Howe‏
@natehowe
What do you call a chicken crossing the road?
Poultry in motion.
#NationalPoetryDay
5:33 PM - 28 Sep 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityStreets • Thursday, September 28, 2017 • Permalink