A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from May 31, 2018
“Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything” (bar joke)

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

“Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.”

“A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and literally obliterated everything!” was posted on Facebook by Grammarly on July 28, 2012. “A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and absolutely destroyed everything!”—slightly different—was posted on Twitter by Grammarly on July 28, 2012.

“Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything” was posted on Language Matters on September 20, 2014. (This date may be incorrect.) However, the joke went viral in February 2018.


Facebook
Grammarly
July 28, 2012 ยท
How about a joke?
A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and literally obliterated everything!

Twitter
Thomas Humphreys
@Mr_Frodo_esq
A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and literally obliterated everything!
12:08 PM - 28 Jul 2012

Twitter
Lingua Boutique
@CarlaAvenia
How about a joke? A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and literally obliterated everything! via @grammarly
12:10 PM - 28 Jul 2012

Twitter
Grammarly
@Grammarly
#joke—A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and absolutely destroyed everything! #lol #english #nerdy #grammar #writing #fun
2:40 PM - 28 Jul 2012

Twitter
Grammarly
@Grammarly
#joke—A hyperbole totally ripped into the bar and absolutely destroyed everything! #lol #english #nerdy #grammar #writing #fun
9:20 AM - 30 Jul 2012

Language Matters
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Updated Humour for Intelligent People
(...)
6. Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.

bluebird of bitterness
February 20, 2018
Bar jokes for English majors
(...)
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.

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.
(...)
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.

Twitter
Charles Dodgson
@CHDodgson
2/6 A malapropism walks into a bar, looking for all intensive purposes like a wolf in cheap clothing, muttering epitaphs and casting dispersions on his magnificent other, who takes him for granite.
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.
6:49 PM - 27 Feb 2018

Twitter
Ralph Nelson Willett
@NorthernOvation
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.
8:13 PM - 27 Feb 2018

Reddit—Writing
A dangling participle walks into a bar… (self.writing)
submitted March 10, 2018 by Pale_King101
(...)
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.

14 March 2018, The Mercury (Durban, South Africa), “‘Twas at a gathering of the clans,” pg. 19:
Hyperbole totally rips into this insane bar and absolutely destroys everything.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityRestaurants/Bars/Coffeehouses/Food Stores • Thursday, May 31, 2018 • Permalink