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 06, 2017
“What did one pickle say to the other on Valentine’s Day?"/"You mean a great dill to me.”

A pickle riddle is:

Q: What did one pickle say to the other on Valentine’s Day?
A: “You mean a great dill to me.”


The riddle has been cited in print since at least 2001.


Google Books
Extremely Good Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
2001
Pg. 122:
Lila: What did one pickle say to the other?
Lorenzo: I pass.
Lila: You mean a great dill to me.

Google Groups: news.admin.net-abuse.sightings
[email] ***Thought & Humor - French Edition*** - First Published In Last Century
Alexander Rogge
4/1/03
(...)
What did one pickle say to the other?
“You mean a great dill to me.”

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Valentine Riddles
Stan Kegel
2/10/05
(...)
What did one pickle say to the other?
“You mean a great dill to me.”

2 June 2005, Wisconsin Stated Journal (Madison, WI), “Till Death Do Us Part,” pg. F5:
iDopey joke o’ the day
Q: What did the boy pickle say to the girl pickle?
A: “You mean a great dill to me.”

Twitter
Lolly Daskal
‏@LollyDaskal
V-DAY HUMOR: What did the boy pickle say to the girl pickle on Valentine’s Day?..........You mean a great dill to me!
11:31 PM - 13 Feb 2009

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
London: Ebury Press
2010
Pg. 112:
What did one pickle say to the other? You mean a great dill to me.

Google Books
Wimpy Kid Jokes About Love & Valentines!:
The Ultimate Book of Valentines Jokes, RIddles, Fun Trivia, Facts, Puns and More!

By Marcus Stuart
LOL Kids Books
2016
Pg.?:
What did one pickle say to the other?
“You mean a great dill to me.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, February 06, 2017 • Permalink