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 April 25, 2016
“What do you call a Drosophila who likes to drink?"/” A bar fly.”

A “bar fly” is a person who sits at a bar (and is not an actual fly), but there’s a joke:

“What do you call a Drosophila who likes to drink? A bar fly.”

The joke was cited on Twitter on July 22, 2010.


Wikipedia: Drosophila
Drosophila (/drəˈsɒfᵻlə, drɒ-, droʊ-/) is a genus of small flies, belonging to the family Drosophilidae, whose members are often called “fruit flies” or (less frequently) pomace flies, vinegar flies, or wine flies, a reference to the characteristic of many species to linger around overripe or rotting fruit.
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Etymology
The term >“Drosophila”, meaning “dew-loving”, is a modern scientific Latin adaptation from Greek words δρόσος, drósos, “dew”, and φίλος, phílos, “loving” with the Latin feminine suffix -a.

Twitter
George Fowler
‏@GeorgeAFowler
What do you call a Drosophila who likes to drink? A bar fly. Bu-dum-dum!! Have a funny day!
12:46 AM - 22 Jul 2010

CNN.com
Izzy Roush
Speaking of Genes..
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What do you call a Drosophila who likes to drink? A bar fly.
January 18, 2011 at 09:5

Twitter
Source BioScience
‏@SourceBio
Sourcey Joke of the Week!
What do you call a Drosophila who likes to drink? A bar fly.
6:59 AM - 25 Mar 2011

Scioly.org
Re: Corny Science Jokes
Postby ceg7654 » Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:40 pm
For all you Entomology people like me out there:

What do you call a Drosophilia that likes to drink? A bar fly.

Earth Unfiltered
September 16, 2015 by Thomas McAuley-Biasi
15 Awful Nerdy Biology Jokes
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12. What do you call a drosophila that likes to drink?
A bar fly!

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