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 18, 2013
“Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?"/"Because it’s all heart.”

A popular Valentine’s Day joke is:

Q. Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?
A. Because it’s all heart.


“Why is lettuce the friendliest vegetable?” was cited in print in 1969 and “Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?” in 1979.


Google Books
Ranger Rick’s Nature Magazine
Volumes 3-4
1969
Pg. 14:
Q. Why is lettuce the friendliest vegetable?
A. Because it’s all heart.
-- Mark Harris, Age 8, Illinois

Google News Archive
3 October 1979, The Maine Paper (Bangor Daily News insert), “Riddles,” pg. 16, col. 2:
Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?
Because it’s all heart.

Twitter
tfraymond
‏@tfraymond
Valentine joke of the day: Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?  Because it’s all heart. http://bit.ly/94sa45
8:23 PM - 7 Feb 2010

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Anna Cho Fenley
‏@annachofenley
“Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?  Because its all heart.” #VDay jokes from clients.  #daymakers
7:40 PM - 13 Feb 2012

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BigBugTel
‏@bigbugtel
Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?
Because its all heart
#valentinesjokes
12:37 PM - 14 Feb 2013

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JVargas MusicProject
‏@JVMusicProject
Q: Why is lettuce the most loving vegetable?
A: Because it’s all heart.
#ValentinesJokes
11:26 AM - 13 Feb 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 18, 2013 • Permalink