The name “Conference pear” has been the subject of several jokes. “When Worcs CCC hold a committee meeting is it called a ‘Conference Pear’???” was posted to the newsgroup uk.sport.cricket on October 15, 2001. “Just seen loads of pears at a meeting, they must be conference pears” was posted on Twitter on February 5, 2017.
“Before Conference pears, we could only talk to one pear at a time” is another joke about Conference pears.
Wikipedia: Conference pear
A Conference pear is a variety of pear.
It is an autumn cultivar (cultivated variety) of the European pear (Pyrus communis). This variety of pear was developed in Britain by Thomas Rivers. It owes its name to the fact that it won first prize at the National British Pear Conference in London in 1885.
Google Groups: uk.sport.cricket
When Worcs CCC hold a committee meeting is it called a ‘Conference Pear’???
A thought. Why are Conference pears so called? Why not Seminar pears, or Board-meeting pears? What’s “conference” about them?
9:01 AM - 18 Sep 2010
as a successful manager I find a good way to get everyone nice and relaxed is to say “No eating in the meeting. Except conference pears”
2:57 PM - 2 May 2012
The best fruit to have a meeting about is Conference Pears
8:45 AM - 30 May 2014 from London, England
I really want to try one of those conference pears but they’re always in a meeting.
3:10 AM - 25 Jul 2014
just seen loads of pears at a meeting, they must be conference pears #AwfulJokes #TerribleJokes #Jokes
3:47 PM - 5 Feb 2017