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 June 06, 2017
“How do they charge you in a Chinese restaurant?"/"Perpetuate.”

The word “perpetuate” sounds like “per pet you ate.” A riddle is:

Q: How do they charge you at a Chinese/Korean/Vietnamese restaurant?
A: Perpetuate.


“Dog show joke is like how I teach students to spell perpetuate - is like how you pay for dinner at Korean rest. Per pet U ate” was posted on Twitter on February 21, 2010. “How do they charge you at a Chinese restaurant? Perpetuate” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on June 7, 2017.


Twitter
Jennifer DeFrates‏
@JenDefrates
@SandyMcIlree dog show joke is like how I teach students to spell perpetuate - is like how you pay for dinner at Korean rest. Per pet U ate
10:44 AM - 21 Feb 2010

Twitter
Michael Weber‏
@mwisme
Replying to @blummyt
@blummyt will do my best to perpetuate. (per-pet-u-ate sounds like way they charge me for a meal at my favorite Korean restaurant.)
10:58 PM - 14 Feb 2011

Twitter
Mornington Crescent‏
@MorningtonCresc
RT @shoegazer40 - #UED #isihac Perpetuate - Price for each animal eaten at a Korean Restaurant. #lexiconned
6:56 PM - 11 Oct 2011

Twitter
Bob, Bob Kazamakis‏
@kyleshush
How do they charge you in a Vietnamese restaurant? 
Perpetuate
5:47 PM - 30 May 2017 from Louisiana, USA

Twitter
Micah Lewis‏
@Honeyz_TrusIzUs
How do they charge you in a Vietnamese deli? Perpetuate. Per-pet-u-ate #FisforFamily
6:29 PM - 30 May 2017

Reddit—Jokes
How do they charge you at a Vietnamese restaurant?
submitted May 31, 2017 by [deleted]
[deleted]
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COMMENTS
carmabound
It took me a minute, but for those who don’t get it…
Per pet you ate.

Twitter
lil’ bink‏
@IceColdBishop
Answer: Perpetuate.
Question: How do they charge you at a Chinese restaurant ?
4:08 AM - 31 May 2017

Twitter
The Dude‏
@el_duderino8184
#WordOfTheDay
“Perpetuate”
Definition:
How you get charged at a Vietnamese restaurant.
Per-pet-u-ate
9:57 AM - 1 Jun 2017 from Los Angeles, CA

Reddit—Jokes
How do they charge you at a Chinese restaurant?
submitted June 7, 2017 by ElThomas
Perpetuate

Posted by Barry Popik
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