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 May 31, 2018
“A synonym strolls into a tavern…” (bar joke)

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

“A synonym strolls into a tavern.”

The joke was posted on Twitter by Lori M on July 2, 2012.


Twitter
Lori M
@PokerVixen
Replying to @absinthetics
@absinthetics A synonym strolls into a tavern.
12:02 AM - 2 Jul 2012

Twitter
John Bergin
@theburgerman
Replying to @perrynfowler
.@perrynfowler @NewtonMark A synonym strolls into a tavern.
11:42 PM - 29 Jun 2013

Language Matters
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Updated Humour for Intelligent People
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13, A synonym strolls into a tavern.

Legible
A legal-writing teacher walks into a bar . . .
This entry was posted in Humor on January 15, 2016.
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A synonym strolls into a tavern.

Google Groups: Dicta
After bad new, a few things to make us smile
anna.durbin
02/26/18
(this was shared by my fellow English major classmate.) But RIP, Susan.  We miss you.
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A synonym strolls into a tavern.

Reddit—Writing
A dangling participle walks into a bar… (self.writing)
submitted March 10, 2018 by Pale_King101
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A synonym strolls into a tavern.

14 March 2018, The Mercury (Durban, South Africa), “‘Twas at a gathering of the clans,” pg. 19:
A synonym strolls into a tavern.

Reddit—Dad Jokes
A synonym strolls into a tavern (self.dadjokes)
submitted March 25, 2018 by abevlar

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