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 May 26, 2016
“What sort of vegetable can your father make with scissors?"/"Pa snips.”

There aren’t many jokes about parsnips, but there is a pun:

Q: What sort of vegetable can your father make with scissors?
A: Pa snips.


The joke has been cited in print since 2008.


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20. What sort of vegetable can your father make with scissors? Pa snips.
John Miller - Washington State

FantasyFootball.com
Kings bad pun of the day
kingdiamond
Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:21 pm
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Planetary HQ
Punishment
stephen
Apr 11, 2009 at 2:51pm
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65. What sort of vegetable can your father make with scissors? Pa snips.

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Charles White
‏@cewtwo
Father’s Day? What sort of vegetable can your father make with scissors? Pa snips.
3:39 PM - 17 Jun 2011

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Beth McIntosh
‏@Call_Me_Beth
What sort of vegetable can your father make with scissors? Pa snips.
8:46 PM - 7 Jan 2012

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Active NT
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Lunchtime Titter: What kind of vegetable can your Dad make with scissors? Pa-snips! #lovethefruitandveg
6:31 AM - 20 Apr 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, May 26, 2016 • Permalink