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 June 06, 2010
“If you hear an onion ring, answer it”

"If you hear an onion ring, answer it” is a nonsense saying that’s been cited in print since at least 2000.


PerlMonks
fortune
by BastardOperator (Monk)
on Nov 16, 2000 at 18:49 UTC

If you hear an onion ring, answer it.

Google Books
Gifted and Gone:
Proverbs, Quotations, Sayings and More

By Carol Giles
iUniverse, Inc.
2004
Pg. 64:
If you hear an onion ring, don’t answer.
(Unknown submitted by grammar school student)

Google Books
The power of promotional products:
How to motivate prospects, reward performance and create targeted promotions with residual value

By Maria Carlton and David Blaise
Hamilton, NZ: Phantom Pub.
2007
Pg. 74:
“If you hear an onion ring, answer it.”

Sioux City (IA) Journal
Slow-cooking dish calls on quote-worthy onions
Marcia Poole, Journal columnist
Posted: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 8:30 pm
(...)
Oh—and one more onion quote; this one’s from an anonymous source: “If you hear an onion ring, answer it.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Sunday, June 06, 2010 • Permalink