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 06, 2019
“Weight loss mantra? Fat chants!”

"Fat chance” actually means slim or no chance. “Fat chance” shouldn’t be confused with “fat chants,” but there are jokes.

“My wife seems to think that reciting a mantra is gonna help her lose the weight she gained over Christmas. Fat chants” was posted on Twitter by GlennyRodge on December 30, 2011. “Weight loss mantra? Fat chants!” was posted on the website Pun of the Day on July 6, 2012.


Twitter
GlennyRodge
@GlennyRodge
My wife seems to think that reciting a mantra is gonna help her lose the weight she gained over Christmas. Fat chants.
2:41 AM - 30 Dec 2011

Twitter
The Poke
@ThePoke
My wife seems to think that reciting a mantra is gonna help her lose the weight she gained over Christmas. Fat chants. (RT @GlennyRodge)
3:04 AM - 30 Dec 2011

Pun of the Day (July 6, 2012)
Weight loss mantra? Fat chants!
Category - Health and Medicine
Submitted by - Irish Limbo - Auckland

Twitter
Crack Me Up
@haha_2funny
Pun of the Day: July 6, 2012 - Weight loss mantra? Fat...: Weight loss mantra? Fat chants!... http://bit.ly/NGn1xW http://punoftheday.com
3:03 AM - 6 Jul 2012

Twitter
Nelson Mendez
@Bennyties
July 6, 2012 - Weight loss mantra? Fat… - Weight loss mantra? Fat chants![Click to Vote!] http://ow.ly/1l9ItI
8:48 PM - 6 Jul 2012

Twitter
PUNS
@omgthatspunny
Weight loss mantra? Fat chants!
2:46 PM - 1 Aug 2013

24 August 2013, Edmonton (Alberta) Journal, “Cryptograms” by Myles Mellor, pg. G12, col. 3:
Last Week’s Cryptograms
(...)
2. I was looking for a dieting mantra. My doctor told me it was unlikely I would get one and ended with: “fat chants.”

Twitter
Michael Bullock
@MBullock92
Apparently you can lose weight by repeating a slimming mantra over and over… Fat Chants!
#1PUN
8:06 AM - 12 Sep 2013

Google Books
Tales From Here There and Everywhere:
50 Short Stories

By Don Conway
PublishNation LLC (PublishNation.net)
2016
Pg. 30:
Next, someone called out “Dieting.”

My reply was, “Weight loss mantra — fat chants.”

Groans from the crowd told me I was on the right track.

27 December 2017, Topeka (KS) Capital Journal, “An inexhaustible supply of puns” by Mike Hall, pg. 101:
Do you have weight loss mantras? Fat chants!

Twitter
Jayne Pattullo
@LadyPattullo
Weight loss mantra
Fat chants ☺️
4:53 PM - 28 Jan 2019

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