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 July 19, 2019
“If a cowboy dies and comes back to life, is it called reintarnation?”

"Reintarnation” is a portmanteau word from “reincarnation” and “tarnation.” There are several cowboy jokes that use the term.

“When a cowboy dies and is resurrected in another life form, it is called ‘reintarnation’” was posted on Twitter by Teenage Hoodlum on May 10, 2013. “What is it called when a Cowboy dies and then is resurrected into a new life? Reintarnation” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on July 8, 2018. “If a Buddhist cowboy dies is it called reintarnation?” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on July 19, 2019.


Twitter
Teenage Hoodlum
@CaughtStealing
Replying to @OnlyMartinLewis
@OnlyMartinLewis Related: When a cowboy dies and is resurrected in another life form, it is called ‘reintarnation’.
10:15 AM · May 10, 2013 · Twitter Web Client

Twitter
chess!!
@videoChess
you know, reintarnation. when a cowboy dies and is born again as a different cowboy
1:04 AM · Mar 31, 2015 · Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/InfamousMal July 8, 2018
What is it called when a Cowboy dies and then is resurrected into a new life?
Reintarnation.

Twitter
Mr. Drinks On Me
@Mr_DrinksOnMe
What is it called when a Cowboy dies and then is resurrected into a new life?
Reintarnation.
4:56 AM · Jul 9, 2018 · TweetDeck

Twitter
Jose De Dios
@ThePesoKing
If a cowboy dies and comes back to life, is it called reintarnation? 🧐
9:42 AM · Jul 18, 2019 · Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/zp003 July 19, 2019
If a Buddhist cowboy dies is it called reintarnation?

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Friday, July 19, 2019 • Permalink