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

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Entry from April 29, 2015
“Did you hear that joke about the butter?” (joke)

Butter has this popular pun:

Q: Have you heard the joke about the butter?
A: I butter not tell you. It might spread!!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2008. “Did you hear that joke about the butter? Everyone’s spreading it” is a popular form of the joke that was cited on Twitter on January 3, 2012.


ElaKiri Community
Funny Sinhala and English SMS
bashi
11-26-2008, 09:54 PM
(...)
Q: Have you heard the joke about the butter? A: I butter not tell you, It might spread!!

Twitter
Amanda Gebhardt
‏@agebhardt
Q: Have you heard the joke about the butter? A: I butter not tell you, It might spread!!
3:50 PM - 28 Sep 2009

Twitter
Aadarsh Prakash
‏@___aadarsh___
@funnyoneliners Have u heard d joke abt d butter?A:I butter not tell u,It might spread!
7:19 AM - 19 Jan 2010

Twitter
Bobby S.W.F.C.
‏@bobbyengland
Got this joke about butter to share with ya!
But please don’t go spreading it guys !!
8:01 AM - 23 Nov 2010

Twitter
Willie B. Hardigan
‏@Will_Koz
I have a great joke about peanut butter but I can’t tell anyone cuz I don’t want them spreading it around! @OfficialLyndiJo @Dat_Kneegrow
11:48 AM - 26 Jul 2011

Twitter
Lame Jokes
‏@LamestJokes
Did you hear that joke about the butter? Everyone’s spreading it. #LJ
6:28 AM - 3 Jan 2012

Twitter
PUNS
‏@WowSoPunny
Did you hear that joke about the butter?
Everyone’s spreading it.
1:36 PM - 29 Apr 2015

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, April 29, 2015 • Permalink