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 January 26, 2017
“What do you call a temporary teacher fart?"/"A substitoot.”

"Substitute” is often jocularly spelled “substitoot.” A musical riddle was cited in print in 1882:

Q: What should a man be called who takes the place of another in a brass band?
A: A substitoot.


A “substitoot” can also be a farting substitute teacher.. “Replacement teacher farted that’s a substitoot” was posted on Twitter on September 3, 2015. A riddle was posted on the website The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day on January 26, 2017:

Q: What do you call a temporary teacher fart?
A: A substitoot.


“What do you call a teacher who doesn’t fart in public?"/"A private tooter” is a related joke.


4 October 1882, Decatur (IL) Morning Herald, pg. 2, col. 3:
What should a man be called who takes the place of another in a brass band? A substitoot.

10 March 1892, Concordia (KS) Empire, pg. 4, col. 7:
Flats: You are not playing with the band to=day? Sharps: No: I sent a substitoot.

Twitter
Casey
‏@FaZeSwan
@Ahdapting same bro. I has histery right naow and there are a substitoot teacher and i’m have a lot of boredness and want to sleep
10:43 AM - 28 Nov 2012

Twitter
Nick Kennedy
‏@nickennedy10
Replacement teacher farted that’s a substitoot #RapLikeLilWayne
9:23 PM - 3 Sep 2013

Twitter
Cameron Jesseph
‏@CameronJesseph
That sub stunk because she was a substiTOOT
9:59 AM - 17 Dec 2013

Twitter
Connor Searle
‏@connorhea
Our sub in chemistry passed gas, call that a substiTOOT. #RapLikeLilWayne
1:20 PM - 18 Mar 2014

Twitter
Pun Queen
‏@ourdailypun
What do you call a professor who struggles with gas? A substitoot teacher.
10:20 AM - 2 Apr 2015

The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day
Thursday, January 26, 2017
What do you call a temporary teacher fart?
A substitoot.
Posted by Tim Wycislak at 5:15 AM

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Thursday, January 26, 2017 • Permalink