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 November 18, 2016
“What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?"/"Breakfast or lunch.”

A Thanksgiving dinner riddle is:

Q: What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
A: Breakfast or lunch.


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 1997.

“What are the two things you can’t eat for breakfast?” is a similar riddle.


5 December 1997, The News Journal (Wilmington, DE), “Just for Laughs,” pg. 25, col. 5:
Q: What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
A: Breakfast or lunch.
Kevin Turner, age 10
Wilmington


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What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
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What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
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William Brotz
‏@WILLinHollywood
What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
Breakfast or lunch!
7:30 AM - 14 Nov 2010

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Mr. Kelly
‏@Mrkellysays
What can you NEVER eat for Thanksgiving dinner??
...Breakfast or Lunch!!!
10:03 AM - 22 Nov 2012

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James Roach
‏@hamesatron
What can’t you ever eat for Thanksgiving Dinner?
Breakfast and Lunch!!
#thanksgivingjokes
2:18 AM - 16 Nov 2013

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Howard Farran DDS
‏@HowardFarran
Q: What can you never eat for Thanksgiving dinner?
A: Breakfast or lunch! wink
10:36 AM - 27 Nov 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, November 18, 2016 • Permalink