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 27, 2016
“Tea is for mugs”

"Tea is for mugs” is a saying that has been printed on many mugs. “@GunstarCowboy no, tea is for mugs!” was cited on Twitter on September 3, 2009.

The pun jokes of the definitions of “mug” as “a large cup” and “a stupid or contemptible person” (such as one not smart enough to be drinking coffee).

Wiktionary: mug
‎(plural mugs)
1. A large cup for hot liquids, usually having a handle and used without a saucer.
2. (slang) The face, often used deprecatingly.
3. (slang, vulgar) A gullible or easily-cheated person.
4. (Britain, slang) A stupid or contemptible person.

James Jefferies
@GunstarCowboy no, tea is for mugs!
3:56 AM - 3 Sep 2009

Dan Clifford
Tea is for mugs.
7:02 PM - 16 Nov 2009

Florian Stravock
Tea is for mugs.
10:06 PM - 16 Nov 2009

Digital Forums
more one liners, some old some new some shit some nsfw
18th November 2009
Tea is for mugs.

Google Books
Jokes for Blokes:
The Ultimate Book of Jokes not Suitable for Mixed Company

By Llewellyn Dowd and Phil McCracken
London: Ebury Press
Pg. 251:
Tea is for mugs.

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd
Pg. ?:
Tea is for mugs, but coffee isn’t my cup of tea either.

Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Tea is for mugs!!

Google Books
Dad Jokes 2
By Peter Crumpton
PeteyRF Creative
Pg. ?:
Tea is for mugs.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, June 27, 2016 • Permalink