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 February 24, 2016
“A young Texan walks into a bar…” (bar joke)

“A guy walks into a bar...” is a typical form of what has been called the “bar joke.” A Texas version is:

“A young Texan walks into a bar and orders a drink. ‘Got any ID?’ asks the bartender. The Texan replies, ‘About what?’”

The joke has been cited in print since a least 2007.


The Best Article Every Day
September 17, 2007.
The Anatomy of Humor : “A guy walks into a bar . . .”
Written by Postscripts
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A young Texan walks into a bar and orders a drink. “Got any ID?” asks the bartender. The Texan replies, “About what?”

Google Groups: alt.sports.baseball.ny-yankees
very off-topic....jokes....guy walks into a bar....
Ramm
9/17/07
(...)
A young Texan walks into a bar and orders a drink. “Got any ID?” asks the bartender. The Texan replies, “About what?”

Google Groups: atl.arno
Bar Humor
Wild Monkshood
9/21/07
(...)
A young Texan walks into a bar and orders a drink. “Got any ID?” asks the bartender. The Texan replies, “About what?”

Twitter
Tom Cahillane
‏@dmcscorp
http://twoirishdrunks.blogspot.com A Texan walks into a bar and orders a beer. “Got ID?” asks the bartender. Texan replies, “About what?”
11:15 AM - 28 Feb 2009

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manwalksintobar
‏@manwalksintobar
#manwalksintobar A young Texan walks into a bar and orders a drink. “Got any ID?” asks the bartender. The Texan replies, “About what?”
8:09 AM - 24 May 2009

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Nick Sullivan
‏@JNickSullivan
A young Texan walks into a bar and orders a drink. “Got any ID?” asks the bartender. The Texan replies; “about what?”
12:48 AM - 1 Feb 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Wednesday, February 24, 2016 • Permalink