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. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 24, 2017
“An English teacher walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

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

“A teacher walks into a bar. The bartender says, ‘Can I buy you a drink?’ The teacher says, ‘I don’t know, CAN you?’”

The bartender used “can” instead of “may.” Some versions specify that it’s an English teacher. The joke was posted on Twitter on April 2, 2012.

A different teacher joke was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on December 25, 2017:

“A teacher walks into a bar. The bartender asks what he’ll have. The teacher says ‘I want some vodka and none of that cheap stuff I’m a man of class.’”


Twitter
Scorpio Sam Ⓥ‏
@SamanthaMarck
a teacher walks into a bar; guy: can i buy you a drink? teacher: i don’t know, CAN you?
6:12 PM - 2 Apr 2012

Twitter
Murt Derd‏
@MiniClammy97
Overheard: a teacher walks into a bar guy: can i buy you a drink? teacher: i don’t know, CAN you? http://tmblr.co/ZoF-PxI_Tk6F
6:30 PM - 2 Apr 2012

Twitter
Sateesh Sajja‏
@sateeshsajja
A gud lukin female English teacher walks into a bar. GUY: “Can I buy you a drink?” TEACHER: “I don’t know, CAN you?”
11:44 AM - 10 Apr 2012

Reddit—Jokes
A teacher walks into a bar…
submitted November 1, 2012 by [deleted]
Me: Can I buy you a drink? Teacher: I don’t know, CAN you?

Twitter
Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen‏
@HeyyJennie
An English teacher walks into a bar and a guy says “hey can I buy you a drink?” and the English says “I don’t know, CAAAAN you?”
1:10 PM - 11 Sep 2014

Reddit—Jokes
A teacher walks into a bar and says “Can I have a beer”
submitted October 6, 2014 by [deleted]
The barman says “I don’t know, CAN YOU?”

Reddit—3amjokes
A teacher walks into a bar self.3amjokes
Submitted December 25, 2017 by GrandMasterBen
The bartender asks what he’ll have. The teacher says “ I want some vodka and none of that cheap stuff I’m a man of class.”

Twitter
3AM‏
@3AM_Jokes
A teacher walks into a bar… The bartender asks what he’ll have. The teacher says “ I want some vodka and none of that cheap stuff I’m a man of class.”
2:27 AM - 25 Dec 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Sunday, December 24, 2017 • Permalink