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 June 17, 2018
“An etymologist, an entomologist, and an etiologist walk into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” People often confuse an “entomologist” (a scientist who studies insects) with an “etymologist” (one who studies the origins of words) or an “etiologist” (one who studies causes, such as in as in philosophy, biology or physics). “An etymologist and an entomologist walk into a bar. The etymologist knows which one he is” was posted on Twitter on July 17, 2014. “An entomologist, etymologist, and antimologist walk into a bar. The bartender, not realizing this, says ‘what can I get for you?’” was posted on Twitter on February 2, 2016.

“An etymologist, an entomologist, and an etiologist walk into a bar...” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on June 16, 2018.


Twitter
Rachel Walmsley
@lowercaserho
A physicist, a priest and an etymologist walk into a bar: “Isn’t it hilarious that two words of different roots have the same English form?”
8:41 AM - 5 Jul 2012

Twitter
Ben Genco
@BenJules123
An etymologist and an entomologist walk into a bar. The etymologist knows which one he is.
2:42 PM - 17 Jul 2014

Twitter
Jeffrey
@TheHarpman
An etymologist and an entomologist walked into a bar. I wonder if that’s ever actually happened.
10:28 AM - 14 Mar 2015

Twitter
Salty Billionaire
@AmbientLion
An entomologist, etymologist, and antimologist walk into a bar. The bartender, not realizing this, says “what can I get for you?”
10:40 AM - 2 Feb 2016 from Seattle, WA

Twitter
Ann Nawnymuss
@Gudbuoydahg
An Egyptologist, Entemologist, Etymologist walk into a bar… #Bugs
8:58 PM - 14 Jun 2016

Twitter
dig reeder
@digreeder1
An etymologist, an entomologist, and an endocrinologist walk into a bar and I run out of characters for my tweet joke
7:01 PM - 24 Feb 2017

Reddit—Jokes
An etymologist, an entomologist, and an etiologist walk into a bar.
submitted June 16, 2018 by etymologynerd
“What’ll it be?” The bartender asks.
“I’ll have a beer,” the etymologist says. “A word which comes from Latin bibere, meaning “to drink”.
“I’ll have a Campari,” the entomologist says. “It was originally dyed with crushed beetles!”
The bartender gets them their drinks. “And for you, sir?” he asks the third man.
“I’m just wondering how I got here,” the etiologist replies.

Twitter
Tyrell Kline
@kline_tyrell
An etymologist, an entomologist, and an etiologist walk into a bar.
(A link to Reddit is given.—ed.)
7:27 PM - 16 Jun 2018

Twitter
Lame Jokes
@lamejokes_net
An etymologist, an entomologist, and an etiologist walk into a bar. https://ift.tt/2JVEQyH
“What’ll it be?” The bartender asks.”I’ll have a beer,” the etymologist says. “A word which comes from Latin bibere, meaning “to drink”.”I’ll have an Americano,” the entomologist says. …
9:09 PM - 16 Jun 2018

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