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 March 18, 2016
“What kind of school does a carpenter go to?"/"Boarding school.”

"Boarding school” is the subject of an obvious pun:

Q: What kind of school does a carpenter go to?
A: Boarding school.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2003.


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 1-31-03
Stan Kegel
1/31/03
(...)
What kind of school does a carpenter go to?
Boarding school. (Daily Groaner)

Google Books
Greatest Goofiest Jokes
By Terry Pierce
Illustrated by Buck Jones
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
2005
Pg. 46:
What kind of school do carpenters attend?
Boarding school.

Google Groups: Sailor’s Clean Humor
Saturday eve Clean
stewburner
9/6/08
(...)
What kind of school does a carpenter go to?
Boarding school.

Twitter
Daily Groaner
‏@DailyGroaner
Q: What kind of school does a carpenter go to? A: Boarding school. #jokes #humor #funny
1:58 PM - 17 Apr 2012

Twitter
Arvis Brackeen
‏@geeimshort
What school did the Carpenter go to before high school?
Answer: Boarding School
#CornyJokes
12:01 AM - 3 Dec 2015

Twitter
Michael Husada
‏@HusadaMichael
Where did the carpenter go to study?
A boarding school, wood you believe?
7:33 AM - 26 Feb 2016

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Friday, March 18, 2016 • Permalink