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 April 12, 2018
“A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A linguist version is:

“A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA...”

“IPA” stands for both “India Pale Ale” and “International Phonetic Alphabet.” “A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA...” was posted on Twitter on May 25, 2010.


Wikipedia: India pale ale
India pale ale (IPA) is a hoppy beer style within the broader category of pale ale. It has also been referred to as pale ale as prepared for India, India ale, pale India ale, or pale export India ale.

Wikipedia: International Phonetic Alphabet
The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an alphabetic system of phonetic notation based primarily on the Latin alphabet. It was devised by the International Phonetic Association in the late 19th century as a standardized representation of the sounds of spoken language. The IPA is used by lexicographers, foreign language students and teachers, linguists, speech-language pathologists, singers, actors, constructed language creators and translators.

Twitter
Lindsay Yazzolino
@GrammarGlamor
A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA…
1:59 PM - 25 May 2010

Twitter
Joseph Reyes
@jobrosk1
A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA.
7:23 PM - 1 Oct 2015

Reddit—AskReddit
Reddit, what is the best one liner joke you’ve ever heard?
(self.AskReddit)
submitted October 1, 2015 by [deleted]
COMMENTS
arun_bassoon
(...)
A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA.

Twitter
Adam stevens
@AdmStevens
A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA. #joke #funny
6:53 AM - 23 Mar 2016

Twitter
sneh joshi
@SnehJ7
Replying to @ccchucklefest @nativeshoes
#KeepItLiteWithChuckle
A linguist walks into a bar and orders an IPA.
6:01 AM - 5 Oct 2016

Twitter
Jesse Pinho
@jessepinho
A linguist walks into a bar and orders an /ˈaɪpiʔˌɛɪ/.
That’s a Jesse original, folks.
5:03 PM - 4 May 2017

Reddit—Linguisticshumor
A linguist walks into a bar… (i.imgur.com)
submitted November 20, 2017 by StealMyMemes
(Shown in a picture, with some IPA used.—ed.)
Bartender: Which beer would you like?
Linguist: IPA, please.

Twitter
Morning Song
@TheMorningSongs
A linguist walks into a bar and asks for an IPA
The bartender says “/ʃʊɹ, hɪɹ ju ɡoː/”
10:51 AM - 7 Apr 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Thursday, April 12, 2018 • Permalink