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 February 20, 2017
“Just saw loads of pears at a meeting. They must be Conference pears”

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
Fat XI
Mick Diddams
10/15/01
(...)
When Worcs CCC hold a committee meeting is it called a ‘Conference Pear’???

Twitter
Brian Berkeley-White
‏@Creative1943
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

Twitter
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‏@Svveeting
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

Twitter
Johnfromsoho
‏@johnfromsoho
The best fruit to have a meeting about is Conference Pears
8:45 AM - 30 May 2014 from London, England

Twitter
Tom Appleton
‏@camdenpunk
I really want to try one of those conference pears but they’re always in a meeting.
3:10 AM - 25 Jul 2014

Twitter
Andy Allwood
‏@andyallwood
just seen loads of pears at a meeting, they must be conference pears wink #AwfulJokes #TerribleJokes #Jokes
3:47 PM - 5 Feb 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, February 20, 2017 • Permalink