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

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Entry from August 13, 2018
“I bought an alcoholic ginger beer. He wasn’t happy about it”

"Buying an alcoholic ginger beer” can be interpreted as buying a ginger beer, or as buying a beer for an “alcoholic ginger.” A joke was posted on Twitter by English writer and stand-up comedian Gary Delaney on December 11, 2011:

“I just bought an alcoholic ginger beer. He didn’t seem best pleased.”

Some have commented that an alcoholic ginger should have been pleased about the beer purchase. Gary Delaney tweeted on August 14, 2018, “There is also a 3rd meaning,though not one I deliberately put in there.  Ginger beer is also Cockney rhyming slang for queer, so you could interpret it as ‘I bought an alcoholic queer’. The meaning I was actually aiming for was ‘ buying a ginger beer for a disappointed alcoholic.’”

“I just bought an alcoholic ginger beer. He wasn’t pleased” was posted on Reddit—Funny on December 12, 2011. “Last night I bought an alcoholic ginger beer, he wasn’t happy about it” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 7, 2015.


Wikipedia: Gary Delaney
Gary Justin Delaney (born 16 April 1973) is an English writer and stand-up comedian.

Twitter
Gary Delaney
@GaryDelaney
I just bought an alcoholic ginger beer. He didn’t seem best pleased.
5:50 PM - 11 Dec 2011

Reddit—Funny
I just bought an alcoholic ginger beer. (self.funny)
submitted December 12, 2011 by Azranas
He wasn’t pleased.

Reddit—Jokes
Last night I bought an alcoholic ginger beer,
submitted July 7, 2015 by HJW1999
he wasn’t happy about it.

Reddit—Jokes
I once bought an alcoholic ginger beer.
submitted June 17, 2016 by Unic0rnBac0n
He wasn’t very pleased.

Reddit—Jokes
I recently bought an alcoholic ginger beer
submitted October 10, 2016 by WillieJenkins
He wasn’t pleased

Reddit—Dad Jokes
Last night I bought an alcoholic ginger beer (self.dadjokes)
submitted February 15, 2018 by [deleted]
He wasn’t happy
COMMENTS
Chronicide0
Weird… I would think an alcoholic ginger would appreciate a free beer…

Reddit—Dad Jokes
Last night I bought an alcoholic ginger beer (self.dadjokes)
submitted February 22, 2018 by philrossi9
He wasn’t happy with me!
COMMENTS
ryano7926
Why would a red haired alcoholic be upset you bought him beer though?

wheelb1
He’s either trying to quit or not at all secure in his manhood, i.e. homophob. Best I got for ya.

Reddit—Oneliners
I bought an alcoholic ginger beer
submitted August 13, 2018 by JaeSwift
He was fucking furious.

Twitter
Gary Delaney
@GaryDelaney
Replying to @barrypopik
There is also a 3rd meaning,though not one I deliberately put in there.  Ginger beer is also Cockney rhyming slang for queer, so you could interpret it as ‘I bought an alcoholic queer’. The meaning I was actually aiming for was ‘ buying a ginger beer for a disappointed alcoholic’
1:57 PM - 14 Aug 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, August 13, 2018 • Permalink