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 05, 2016
“What do you call it when it rains chickens, ducks and turkeys?"/"Fowl weather.”

“Raining cat and dogs” is an old expression. A riddle with other animals is:

Q: What do you call it when it rains chickens, ducks and turkeys?
A: Foul (fowl) weather.


“What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? oul (fowl) weather” was printed in the book The Little Giant Book of Riddles (1996) by Joseph Rosenbloom.

“Turkeys” is often included in its own special Thanksgiving riddle. “What do you call it when it rains turkeys? (Foul weather!)” was posted on Twitter on November 23, 2012.


21 August 1989, Hazleton (PA) Standard-Speaker, “Jumble” (puzzle) by Henri Arnold and Bob Lee, pg. 16, col. 1:
Answer: What a bird dog might be trained for hunting in—“FOWL” WEATHER

Google Books
The Little Giant Book of Riddles
By Joseph Rosenbloom
Illustrated by Sanford Hoffman
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1996
Pg. 167:
What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?
Foul (fowl) weather.

27 July 2000, Washington (DC) Post, “web@tlas; Where the Weather Is,” pg. C13:
Weather jokes--What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks? This site has more weather jokes, links to sites for kids and “recipes” for big weather events. The site was created by sixth- graders at the Hampton Bays Elementary School in Hampton Bays, N.Y. (And the answer is “fowl weather")

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 12/27/02
Stan Kegel
12/27/02
(...)
What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?
Fowl weather (Peter Bergt)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 12-19-03 Part 2 The Short Puns
Stan Kegel
12/21/03
(...)
What do you call it when it rains chickens and turkeys?
Fowl weather (Peter, 7)

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Kids & Comics Puns & Riddles of the Weak 02-24-04
Stan Kegel
2/24/04
(...)
What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?
Fowl weather. (Joseph Rosenbloom)

Google Books
Reading is Funny!:
Motivating Kids to Read with Riddles

By Dee Anderson
Chicago, IL: American Library Association
2009
Pg. 157:
What do you call it when chickens, turkeys, and ducks fall out of the sky?
“fowl” weather

Twitter
Joe Franscella
‏@JoeFranscella
Fresh joke! What do you call it when instead of raining cats and dogs, it rains chickens, ducks and turkeys? Fowl Weather!
5:59 PM - 19 Oct 2009

Twitter
Axiss Marketing
‏@axissmarketing
What do you call it when it rains turkeys?
(Foul weather!)
10:45 AM - 23 Nov 2012

Google Books
Thanksgiving Turkey Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2016
Pg. ?:
What do you call it when it rains turkeys?
Foul weather!

Google Books
Funky Chicken Jokes For Kids
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
2015
Pg. ?:
What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?
Foul weather!

Google Books
The Super, Epic, Mega Joke Book for Kids
By Whee Winn
Grand Rapids, MI: Zonderkidz
2016
Pg. ?:
What do you call it when it rains chickens and ducks?
Fowl weather.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, November 05, 2016 • Permalink