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

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Entry from December 24, 2020
“Sotally tober” (joke on “totally sober")

"Sotally tober” (a joke on “totally sober") has been printed on many images. “Sotally tober” has been cited in print since at least 1988, and was entered in the Urban Dictionary on July 12, 2004. It’s not know who coined the term.

“Seen on a T-shirt at the fair: ‘Ossifer, I’m sotally tober!’” was printed in The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan) on July 29, 1998. “Ossifer” is a drunk joke on “officer.” “Ossifer I am sotally tober. I swear to drunk I’m not God” was posted on Twitter by Shanimal smile on July 17, 2010.


Newspapers.com
27 August 1988, Fort Worth (TX) Star-Telegram, “There’s goat to be gotten” by Jon McConal, pt. 2, sec. 1, pg. 1, col. 4:
“The one we think is the best is “Sotally Tober.’ Get it?” asked Taff.

Google Groups: alt.cyberpunk
Please, please enough - ol’ bubble sorter
Michael Paul Greelish
Aug 27, 1993, 2:07:28 AM
(...)
Mike Greelish
“I assure you, officer, I am sotally tober… er, totally sober...”
---Some idiot in my high school graduating class, circa 1988

Google Books
Red Mercury:
A Novel

By Max Barclay
West Hollywood, CA: Dove Books
1996
Pg. 289:
“No, I’m sotally tober,” he joked.

Newspapers.com
29 July 1998, The Leader-Post (Regina, Saskatchewan), “Chabun at Large” by Will Chabun, pg. A4, col. 1:
Seen on a T-shirt at the fair: “Ossifer, I’m sotally tober!”

Urban Dictionary
sotally tober
An overused saying which is supposed to mean “totally sober”, although when said this way, it is meant to give people the impression that you are not only drunk (that’s why you’re slurring your words), but also witty enough to use such clever irony even in your inebriated state. This saying, however, generally misses its mark and instead sounds similar to “I SUCK!” to most people.
(...)
by Nick D July 12, 2004

Twitter
Matthew Brooks
@aubiematt
At the yacht club sotally tober!
2:18 AM · Jul 15, 2007·Twitter SMS

Twitter
CatLeedham
@catwmn
@overcastdecade: and I’m still sotally tober too!!!LOL
6:25 PM · May 8, 2008·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Zain Memon
@zainy
sotally tober
2:59 AM · Aug 23, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Urban Dictionary
Ossifer
How a drunk says “officer.”
“I’m not as think as you drunk I am, ossifer!”
by JonnyBGoode09 December 02, 2008

Twitter
(((Arié Moyal))) - he/they
@amoyal
Replying to @db
@DamienBasile I’m sotally tober ossifer!
11:54 PM · Dec 15, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Shanimal smile
@LeBelleMorte
“Ossifer I am sotally tober. I swear to drunk I’m not God”
10:38 PM · Jul 17, 2010·Panoramic moTweets

Google Books
Title Sotally Tober: This Is a Blank, Lined Journal That Makes a Perfect Gag Gift for Men Or Women. It’s 6x9 with 120 Pages, a Convenient Size to Write Things In
Author Paige Paige Cooper
Publisher Independently Published, 2018
ISBN 1731531281, 9781731531285
Length 120 pages

Google Books
Title Sotally Tober: Totally Sober. Drinking Journal. Ruled Notebook to Take Notes at Work. Lined Bullet Journal, To-Do-List Or Diary for M
Author Tbo Publications
Publisher Independently Published, 2019
ISBN 1799295354, 9781799295358
Length 112 pages
Subjects Cooking › Beverages › Alcoholic › General

Facebook
Design Bundles
Poster’s location not shared · September 10, 2020 at 7:03 PM ·
I’m sotally tober ossifer!🥴 Okay, I’m gonna need you to download this FREE SVG cut file before it expires. 🤣
👉 https://designbundles.net/.../other/sotally-tober-wine-svg

(Trademark)
Word Mark SOTALLY TOBER
Goods and Services IC 028. US 022 023 038 050. G & S: Card games; Electronic card games; Game equipment set sold as a unit comprised primarily of a playing board and playing cards; Tabletop games; Tabletop electronic games. FIRST USE: 20181227. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20190107
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 88312434
Filing Date February 22, 2019
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition June 11, 2019
Registration Number 5844989
Registration Date August 27, 2019
Owner (REGISTRANT) Kapitan Inc. CORPORATION NEW YORK D41 1213 Avenue Z Brooklyn NEW YORK 11235
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Other Data The name(s), portrait(s), and/or signature(s) shown in the mark does not identify a particular living individual.
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

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