A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 04, 2015
“Where do children learn their ABCs?"/"In LMN-tary school”

A popular alphabet joke is:

Q: Where do children learn their ABCs?
A: In LMN-tary school.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1996.


Google Books
Funniest Riddle Book in the World
By Morrie Gallant and Sanford Hoffman
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1996
Pg. 14:
Where do children learn their ABCs?
In LMN-tary school.

Google Books
Over 1500 Fantastic Jokes
By Guy Campbell and Mark Devins
London: Egmont Books, Limited
2003
Pg. 215:
Where do children learn their ABC’s?
At LMN-tary school!

Klosi Jokes
Category: School jokes
Date Added: 11/10/2007
Joke: Where do children learn their ABCs ?At LMN-tary school !

Google Books
101 Short and Hilarious Jokes for Kids:
Jokes They’ll Tell Again and Again

By Scott Allen
Delabarre Publishing at Smashwords
2010
Pg. ?:
Where do children learn their ABCs?
At LMN-tary school.

Google Books
A Tribute to Teachers:
Wit and Wisdom, Information and Inspiration about Those Who Change Our Lives

By Richard Lederer
Portland, OR: Marion Street Press
2011
Pg. ?:
Students Learn their ABCs at LMN-tary School.

Twitter
989ers
‏@syhezawumebo
Where do children learn their ABCs? At LMNtary school! ok
6:16 AM - 6 Feb 2015

reddit
To learn the alphabet, you go to LMN-tary school.
submitted June 30, 2015 by Shigjetar

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, October 04, 2015 • Permalink