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 29, 2017
“What do you call an ant who skips school?"/"A truant.”

An ant riddle is:

Q: What do you call an ant who skips school?
A: A truant.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2004.


Civilization Fanatics Center
What do you call an ant that skips school?
Discussion in ‘Humor & Jokes’ started by Giotto, Mar 1, 2004.
A truant!

Google Groups: alt.happy.valley
he is here again
Mad
9/17/04
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What do you call an ant who skips school?
A truant!

30 December 2004, The Daily Mirror (London, UK), “Greg’s Giggle,” pg. 42:
WHAT do you call an ant who skips school? A truant.

Google Books
Penguin Pocket Jokes
By David Pickering
London, UK: Penguin Books
2006
Pg. ?: 
What do you call an ant who hates school?
A truant.

Twitter
Linnet Woods‏
@linnetwoods
What do you call an ant who skips school? A truant.
5:52 AM - 29 Dec 2008

Google Books
Just Jokes a Collection of Kids Jokes
By Phyllis Agles-Johnson
Lulu Publishing (Lulu.com)
2010
Pg. 88:
Q. What do you call an ant who skips school?
A. A truant!

Google Books
Cute Ant Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you call an ant who skips school?
A truant!

Twitter
Lucky Score‏
@LuckyScoreNet
What do you call an ant who skips school ?
A
truant !
#Joke from #AntJokes in #Jokes, #Humor and #Satire
12:37 PM - 30 Aug 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, August 29, 2017 • Permalink