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 22, 2017
“What rhymes with orange?"/"No, it doesn’t.”

“Rhymes with orange” is something that people have been trying to figure out since at least the 1800s. A jocular riddle is:

Q: What rhymes with orange?
A: No, it doesn’t.


“No, it doesn’t. i think it rhymes with ‘hot’” was posted to the newsgroup alt.games.lucas-arts.monkey-island on August 8, 2004. “‘What rhymes with orange?’ ‘No it doesn’t. What rhymes with butt’” was posted on Twitter on May 5, 2010. British stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr used the joke since at least 2014.

The joke has been printed on GIFs.


Google Groups: alt.games.lucas-arts.monkey-island
Hola
Tamf Moo
8/8/04
ervaqre sa, og sa vel:
> what rhymes with orange?

no, it doesn’t. i think it rhymes with “hot”, but you’d have to ask the kettle to confirm it.

Twitter
Greg LeVine
‏@GreggyTL
“What rhymes with orange?” “No it doesn’t. What rhymes with butt.”
12:00 AM - 5 May 2010

Twitter
David F Porteous
‏@dfpiii
What rhymes with orange? - No it doesn’t. #ThingsISayToKids
4:24 PM - 17 Jul 2010

Twitter
Arif Durrani
‏@DurraniMix
“My friend says ‘what rhymes with Orange’, I said ‘no it doesn’t”
- Jimmy Carr warms up @Thinkboxtv Planning Awards
9:16 AM - 26 Jun 2014

Reddit—Dad Jokes
Nothing rhymes with orange (self.dadjokes)
submitted July 13, 2015 by [deleted]
Friend: No it doesn’t.
I shall now inform his girlfriend that he’s ready for kids.

3 August 2015, Evening Star (Ipswich, UK), “One-liners aplenty in no-holds-barred show” by PR Script Manabgers:
What rhymes with orange - no it doesn’t - is probably the only joke I can share from this evening.

Decider
Jimmy Carr Is One Cheeky Bastard In His First U.S. Netflix Comedy Special ‘Funny Business’
By Sean L. McCarthy @thecomicscomic
Mar 18, 2016 at 11:00am
(...)
Carr has such a dizzying array of one-liners, though, that helps keep the audience off-balance or on his side. Like this harmless chestnut: “My friend said to me, ‘What rhymes with orange?’ I said, ‘No, it doesn’t.’”

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What rhymes with Orange (self.dadjokes)
submitted March 18, 2016 by delftblauw
No, it doesn’t.

Posted by Barry Popik
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