"Liquor in/up (the) front, poker in (the) rear/back” is a bar sign saying that has been put in T-shirts and other gift items. The joke plays upon the words “liquor” ("lick her") and “poker” ("poke her").
“Liquor in front, poker in back” and “liquor in the front and poker in the rear” have both been cited in print from 1984.
Where did “liquor in the front, poker in the back” come from?
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Actually it’s “ liquor in the front, poker in the rear”. It’s an old double entendre probably from the old american west. It’s an obvious double meaning play on words bit describing both a saloon and how to best pleasure a woman sexually.
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SIGN a nice reprint of an old saloon sign. The sign is a heavy paper stock and reads “Brass Rail Saloon”, “Liquor In Front Poker In Rear” and “El Paso Texas”. It also has “Ace Printing Co.” and “14 JUL 31”. The sign measures about 9 1/2 inches across and is about 6 1/4 inches wide. The paper has browning for an aged appearance. El Paso officially became part of the USA in 1845 when Texas joined the Union and was orginally known as Franklin.
The how-to on talkin’ Texan
By Ken Weaver
New York, NY: E. P. Dutton
LIQUOR IN FRONT, POKER IN BACK.
The Complete Book of Drinking Games
By Chugger Downs and E. Z. Buz
New York, NY: Tribeca Communications
We witnessed this issue of variety most appropriately when we visited a bar whose welcoming sign read: “Liquor in the Front and Poker in the Rear.”
By Gary Smith
New York, NY: Harmony Books
Taped to the cash register behind the bar was a magazine photo of a bare-bottomed playmate holding a sign that read “Liquor in the Front, Poker in the Rear.”
By Rob Kantner
New York, NY: Bantam Books
The T-shirt read “Liquor in the Front, Poker in the Back.”
OCLC WorldCat record
Liquor in the front : poker in the rear
Author: Reverend Horton Heat; WEA Europe.; Carrère music.; Sub Pop ltd.; et al
Publisher: London : WEA Europe ; Le Blanc Mesnil : distrib. Carrère music, 1994 (P)
Edition/Format: Music CD : CD audio : English
The Mammoth Book of Humor
By Geoff Tibballs
New York, NY: Carroll & Graf
A good woman is like a good bar—liquor in the front and poker in the rear.
New York City • Restaurants/Bars/Bakeries/Food Stores • (0) Comments • Sunday, April 01, 2012 • Permalink