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 15, 2017
“What do you call a Russian tree that grows meat?"/"Dimitri.”

A pun on the name “Dimitri” is:

Q: What do you call a Russian tree that grows meat?
A: Dimitri.


The joke was posted on Twitter by Luke Brown‏ on June 21, 2012.


Wikipedia: Dmitry
Dmitry, transliterated from Russian as Dmitrii (Russian: Дми́трий, IPA: [ˈdmʲitrʲɪj]); Church Slavic form: Dimitry or Dimitri (Дими́трий); ancient Russian forms: D’mitr(iy) or Dmitr (Дьмитр(ии) or Дъмитръ) is a male given name, the Russian version of Greek Demetrios (Δημήτριος Dēmētrios, Greek pronunciation: [ðiˈmitrios]). The meaning of the name is a “devoted to,” “dedicated to, or “follower of Demeter” (Δημήτηρ Dēmētēr), “mother-earth”, the Greek goddess of agriculture.
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Dmitry is one of the most popular names in Russia.

Twitter
Luke Brown‏
@gr4sshopp3r
What do you call a Russian tree that grows meat? Dimitri.
9:46 AM - 21 Jun 2012

Twitter
Gugu Phandle‏
@GugsOutside
Lmao! RT @Setwice: Lol “@gr4sshopp3r: What do you call a Russian tree that grows meat? Dimitri.”
10:54 AM - 20 Jan 2013

Twitter
LaShaunda 🖤‏
@Lashaunda_j0
I’m gonna plant a tree, that grows meat. And call it Dimitree🙌
8:11 PM - 6 Oct 2014

Twitter
Eric‏
@Erodriguez1333
Plant a tree that grows meat call that Dimitri.
2:44 PM - 6 Nov 2014

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a tree that grows meat?
submitted August 16, 2017 by Organic__Cannon
Dmitry!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, August 15, 2017 • Permalink