A children’s pun about baseball equipment is:
Q: What is a hermit?
A: A girl’s baseball glove.
The “hermit/her mitt” joke has been cited in print since at least 1979. The joke was mentioned in William Safire‘s “On Language” column in the New York (NY) Times in 2002, along with other “sport redefinitions.”
October 1979, Boys’ Life, “Think & Grin,” pg. 82, col. 3:
Daffynishion: Hermit — a girl’s baseball glove. — Norm Crawford, Morton Grove, III.
March 1986, Boys’ Life, ‘Think & Grin,” pg. 88, col. 1:
Daffynition: Hermit— a girl’s baseball glove.— Tim Spellman, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Squeaky Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips and Steve Russo
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
Dottie: What is a hermit?
Ignatius: You’ve got me.
Dottie: A girl’s baseball glove.
New York (NY) Times
Clean Yer Clock
By WILLIAM SAFIRE
Published: February 3, 2002
superficial (n.), “a really good referee” (Mel Siedband).
beleaguered (adj.), “stuck in the semipros” (Eric Mencher).
contrapuntal (adj.), “foolishly advocating passing instead of kicking on fourth down” (Alfred Greenberg).
hermit (n.), “girl’s baseball glove” (Judith Werben)
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