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 August 28, 2009
“What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T?” (food riddle)

"What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T? A teapot.” This popular riddle has been cited in print since at least 1933.


7 May 1933, Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner, pg. 23(?), col. 7:
What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T?—Ruth Ann Siles.
A tea-pot.

Google Books
The Fun Encyclopedia;
A comprehensive, all-purpose, entertainment plan-book for the home, club, school, church, and playground

By E. O. Harbin
Nashville, TN: Cokesbury Press
1940
Pg. 41:
What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T?
Answer: Teapot.

31 March 1949, Chester (PA) Times, pg. 46, col. 2:
AB: “What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T?”
CD: “I know that one. It is a teapot!”

Google Books
A diller, a dollar; rhymes and sayings for the ten o’clock scholar
By Lillian Morrison
New York, NY: Crowell
1955
Pg. 22:
What starts with a T, Ends with a T, And is full of T?
(Teapot)

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The Game of Words
By Willard R. Espy
New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap
1972
Pg. 209:
What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T?
A teapot.

Google News Archive
12 December 1992, Free Lance-Star (Fredericksburg, VA), “The Riddle Box,” pg. D4, col. 2:
What starts with T, ends with T, and is full of T?
A teapot.

Google Books
Kids’ Funniest Jokes
Edited by Sheila Anne Barry
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing COmpany, Inc.
1994
Pg. 73:
What starts with T, ends with T, and had T in it?
A teapot.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • (0) Comments • Friday, August 28, 2009 • Permalink