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 April 11, 2018
“I bought an expensive ruler, just for good measure”

The expression “for good measure” usually doesn’t involve actual measuring, but there are jokes. “I needed to buy a new ruler and they were 2 for 50p. I bought an extra one for good measure” was posted on Twitter on April 12, 2011. “I bought a new ruler, just for good measure. #HA #jokes #hilarious #summerfun” was posted on Twitter on August 25, 2012.

“I bought an expensive ruler, just for good measure” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on April 12, 2018.


Twitter
ProFreshional
@SaintJeffz
I needed to buy a new ruler and they were 2 for 50p. I bought an extra one for good measure.
5:26 PM - 12 Apr 2011

Twitter
Neil
@_Enanem_
I bought a marker pen at the supermarket, it’s hard to describe.. Oh, and a ruler, just for good measure.
2:46 PM - 27 Sep 2011

Twitter
Dan Cole
@dandruffcole
I bought a new ruler, just for good measure. #HA #jokes #hilarious #summerfun
7:05 PM - 25 Aug 2012

Twitter
Alexander Hauge
@AMxHauge
I wasn’t sure if I had a ruler at home, so I bought one just for good measure.
11:45 PM - 12 May 2014

Reddit—Oneliners
I bought an expensive ruler, just for good measure.
submitted April 12, 2018 by TommehBoi

Twitter
JokeFarm
@_JokeFarm
I bought an expensive ruler, just for good measure. #joke #jokes
10:55 PM - 11 Apr 2018 (Posted after the above.—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Wednesday, April 11, 2018 • Permalink