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 October 04, 2017
“What do you call a bird who drinks too much?"/"An owlcoholic.”

An “alcoholic” pun is:

Q: What do you call a bird who drinks too much?
A: An owlcoholic.


“Owlcoholic” (owl + alcoholic) has been printed on many images. “Owlcoholic”—meaning a person who likes owls—was cited in print in 1997. “What do you call a bird that drinks too much? An owlcoholic” was posted on Twitter on June 2, 2012.


Google Books
The Great Horned Owl’s Proclamation and Other Hoots
By Louise M. Jaffe
New York, NY: Rivercross Pub.
1997
Pg. 13:
PORTRAIT OF ONE OWLCOHOLIC

Google Books
Grateful to Have Been There:
My 42 Years with Bill and Lois, and the Evolution of Alcoholics Anonymous

By Nell Wing
Center City, MN: Hazelden
1998
Pg. 145:
I would not, however, expect to be an accepted member of an AA group, because I’m not an alcoholic. An “owlcoholic,” maybe, because I’m a compulsive collector of owls.

Google Groups: rec.crafts.textiles.needlework
Yikes! or I think I’m in over me head
NYoung5585
1/11/98
After Christmas I purchased an owl pattern book that I wanted to stitch one of the owls for my mom who is an owlcoholic.

Twitter
Shotwild‏
@Shot_Wild
What do you call a bird that drinks too much? An owlcoholic #springwatch
12:28 AM - 2 Jun 2012

Twitter
spicy110‏
@spicy110sm
What bird drinks too much? 
An Owlcoholic!
I’m sorry I’m so so sorry! wink
7:07 PM - 1 Nov 2013

Twitter
Dad Jokes‏
@dadtellsjokes
What do you call a bird who drinks too much?
An owlcoholic
10:07 PM - 4 Oct 2017

Twitter
PUNS‏
@ThePunnyWorld
What do you call a bird who drinks too much?
An owlcoholic
8:18 AM - 5 Oct 2017

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, October 04, 2017 • Permalink