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 12, 2016
“What school supply is always tired?"/"A knapsack.”

Do knapsacks take naps? A jocular “daffynition” (daffy + definition) was cited in 1943:

“Knapsack: a sleeping bag.”

A school riddle has been cited in print since at least 2007:

Q: What school supply is always tired?
A: A knapsack!



27 April 1943, Indiana (PA) Evening Gazette, pg. 2, col. 8:
Add descriptions, for WEAF’s new “Definitions” program: Knapsack: a sleeping bag.

Google Books
August 1962, Boys’ Life, “Think and Grin,” pg. 62, col. 3:
Daffynishion: Knapsack — A sleeping bag. — Mike Ulmer, Table Grove, Ill.

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Which schoolbag is always tired?
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