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 10, 2016
“What is small, red and whispers?"/"A hoarse radish.”

A popular joke about horseradish is:

Q: What is small, red and whispers?
A: A hoarse radish.


The joke was cited in he newsgroup uk.rec.gardening in 1997.


Google Groups: uk.rec.gardening
Gardening Humour
David Bridges
5/2/97
(...)
What is small, red and whispers?
A hoarse radish.

Twitter
Dan Schaumann
‏@danschaumann
@SarahPsyDeal What’s small, red and whispers? A hoarse radish!  (sorry)
11:15 AM - 27 Aug 2009

Twitter
Annie the Bloodhound
‏@BloodhoundNdots
What is small, red and whispers?  A hoarse radish. #pawpawty
8:58 PM - 26 Sep 2009

Google Books
A Man Walks Into a Bar 3
By Jonathan Swan
New York, NY: Ebury Press (Random House)
2010
Pg. 159:
What is small. red and whispers?
A hoarse radish.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
What is small, red and whispers?
A hoarse radish.

Google Books
5,000 Great One Liners
By Grant TUcker
London; The Robson Press
2012
Pg. ?:
What is small, red and whispers?
A hoarse radish.

Google Books
101 Amazing Food Jokes
By Jack Goldstein
Andrews UK Limited
2013
Pg. ?:
What is small, red and whispers?
A hoarse radish!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, January 10, 2016 • Permalink