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 August 02, 2016
“No one was eating the farmer’s apples, so I told him to grow a pear”

"Grow a pair” means to “grow a pair of testicles—to “man up” and show courage. “Grow a pear” is a joke term. “Congress should grow a pear and Im-Peach President Bush” was cited in 2004. “Grow A Pear” (2010) is a song by Ke$ha.

“Grow a pear” has been used in several farmer jokes. “Apples to Farmer McConnell, ‘Grow a Pear’” was posted on Twitter on November 4, 2010. “A fruit farmer I know keeps getting grief from his wife about not pulling his weight around the house. Told him to grow a pear” was posted on Twitter on November 12, 2010.

“Grow a pear” has been made into several GIFs.


Wiktionary: grow a pair
Etymology
Abbreviation of “grow a pair of testicles”
Verb
grow a pair

1. (vulgar, idiomatic) To be brave; to show some courage, especially in a situation in which one has so far failed to do so.

Google Groups: alt.humor
7/8 Puns
Tim Bruening
7/8/04
(...)
Congress should grow a pear and Im-Peach President Bush.

Twitter
Left Jabs
‏@LeftJabs
Apples to Farmer McConnell, “Grow a Pear.” #iknowpunssuck #sorry
10:01 PM - 4 Nov 2010

Twitter
Dan
‏@TwelveTens
A fruit farmer I know keeps getting grief from his wife about not pulling his weight around the house. Told him to grow a pear. #win100
7:57 AM - 12 Nov 2010

YouTube
Ke$ha - Grow A Pear [ lyrics ]
CrankMusicTv
Uploaded on Nov 17, 2010

Twitter
Steve Varty
‏@4EverSteve
My mate who is an apple farmer told me he’s too scared to try new things. I told him to grow a pear.
5:55 AM - 18 May 2011

Twitter
Baxter
‏@Landcross
Did you hear about the timid fruit farmer’s wife? She said he needed to grow a pear.
4:05 PM - 9 Dec 2011

Twitter
Weird Horse
‏@WeirdHorse
Farmer just burst into tears because no-one like eating his apples any more. I told him to grow a pear
5:05 AM - 27 Apr 2012

Twitter
StroodleNoodle
‏@StroodleNoodle
What did the farmer say when his wife didn’t want to grow vegetables? “GROW A PEAR”
11:33 AM - 31 Mar 2014

BuzzFeed
67 Jokes That Will Make You Go “Ba Dum Tss”
Three men walk into a bar… Ouch!

posted on Apr. 18, 2014, at 3:45 p.m.
Tanner Greenring
(...)
22. What did the farmers wife say when he told her he was afraid to grow vegetables? JUST GROW A PEAR!

Urban Dictionary
Grow a pear
The process of planting a tree that produces a pomaceous fruit of the Pyrus genus. This process can take 6 years, which gives you a lot of time to gain some courage and face your fears.
A: Ed got cold feet and chickened out on us.
B: He needs to grow a pear
A: Then he could make a fruit salad! I love fruit salad!

by JavaJeff March 26, 2016

(Trademark)
Word Mark GROW A PEAR
Goods and Services IC 030. US 046. G & S: CACTUS SYRUP. FIRST USE: 20130000. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20130000
Mark Drawing Code (3) DESIGN PLUS WORDS, LETTERS, AND/OR NUMBERS
Design Search Code 05.09.07 - Pears
05.13.06 - Cacti
27.03.04 - Plants forming letters or numerals
Serial Number 76717304
Filing Date December 8, 2014
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 2, 2015
Registration Number 4792352
Registration Date August 18, 2015
Owner (REGISTRANT) JAMES LEBAS INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 3626 Leadville Drive Austin TEXAS 78749
(LAST LISTED OWNER) JAMES LEBAS, LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TEXAS 400 W. 15TH STREET, SUITE 400 AUSTIN TEXAS USA 78701
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record DAVID LEBAS
Description of Mark The color(s) purple and gold is/are claimed as a feature of the mark. The mark consists of the words “GROW A PEAR” in stylized purple lettering. The “A” in “PEAR” is a representation of purple cactus fruit with gold at the top.
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
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