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

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Entry from March 04, 2020
“The Starbucks barista was wearing a face mask. It was a coughy filter”

A coffee filter shouldn’t be confused with a “coughy filter,” but there are jokes. “In an emergency flu masks can be used as coughy filters” was posted on Twitter by Simon McArthur on April 18, 2013. “Who called them ’surgical masks’ instead of ’coughy filters’?” was posted on Twitter by Sebas on May 1, 2017.

“’Why are you wearing a surgical mask?’ I asked the barista. She said, ’It’s not a mask. It’s a coughy filter’” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on February 25, 2020.


Twitter
Simon McArthur
@simonmcarthur
In an emergency flu masks can be used as coughy filters.
4:51 PM · Apr 18, 2013·erased4113706

Houston (TX) Chronicle
Sugar Land inventor’s idea catches what comes out of coughs
By Craig Hlavaty on August 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM
A TV weatherman and reporter around Texas for 20 years in his previous life, Sugar Land’s John Delatorre is now an inventor who thinks he’s stumbled upon one of the greatest ideas of his inventing career. And one that he thinks will save lives.

The Coughy Cup resembles a standard to-go coffee cup, one found in most every coffee shop, but instead of sipping your (insert ridiculous coffee order here), Delatorre’s cup is designed to be coughed into, thus making it a coughing cup.
(...)
The cups use filters that “catch” the cough, with the filters being able to be changed once they are all “coughed out” as it were, or once per day. Yes, these are called Coughy Filters most obviously.

Twitter
Sebas
@OhLookBirdies
Who called them “surgical masks” instead of “coughy filters”?
6:40 AM · May 1, 2017·Twitter for Android

The Amazingly Lame Joke of the Day
Thursday, April 5, 2018
That little paper mask they ask you to wear at the Medical Clinic is called a coughy filter. #lamejoke
Posted by Tim Wycislak at 8:51 AM

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/milkchaser February 25, 2020
“Why are you wearing a surgical mask?” I asked the barista.
She said, “It’s not a mask. It’s a coughy filter.”

Twitter
luca mccann
@lucamccann01
I was in Starbucks earlier on and all the baristas were wearing them face mask yokes, think they’re called a coughy filter, not too sure though.
4:44 PM · Feb 25, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Pride and Pain
@pain_pride
If corona virus spreads enough in the US I have to wear a mask I’m telling everyone it’s a coughey filter.
12:23 AM · Feb 29, 2020·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Abhishek Bhalerao
@Mumbaiactor1
I asked a Barista why she was wearing a surgical mask
She answered it’s not a surgical mask it’s a coughey filter Man shrugging
#HappySunday Two hearts
2:54 PM · Feb 29, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/E420CDI March 5, 2020
Just been in to Starbucks and the barista was wearing a face mask
I asked “Why are you wearing a surgical mask?”
She said “I’m not, it’s a coughy filter.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 • Permalink