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 May 31, 2015
“How did the butcher introduce his wife?"/"Meat Patty!”

A popular joke about a butcher goes:

Q: How did the butcher introduce his wife?
A: Meat/Meet Patty!


The joke has been cited in print since at least 2003, when it was included in “Puns of the Weak 05-16-03” on alt.humor.puns.


Google Groups: alt.humor.puns
Puns of the Weak 05-16-03
Stan Kegel
5/16/03
(...)
How did the butcher introduce his wife?
Meat Patty! (Primatutu)

Google Books
World’s Best Professional Jokes Compiled by Clifford Sawhney
New Delhi: Pustak Mahal
2008
Pg. ?:
How did the butcher introduce his wife, Patricia?
“Meat Patty.”

Hail Mary Jane
Daily Toke: How did the butcher introduce his wife? “Meet Patty.”
Posted By Lenny on May 12, 2010

Google Books
The Mammoth Book of One-Liners
By Geoff Tibballs
London: Constable & Robinson Ltd.
2012
Pg. ?:
How did the butcher introduce his wife?
“Meat Patty.”

reddit
How did the butcher introduce his wife? (self.Punny)
submitted May 14, 2013 by Jesteon
Meat Patty.

Google Books
What a Joke!:
For Kids of All Ages

By Marlize Schmidt
Lulu Press, Inc.(Lulu.com)
2014
Pg. ?:
Q: How did the butcher introduce his wife?
A: Meet Patty!

eNCA (eNews Channel Africa)
Putting the burger patty centre stage
LIFE Sunday 31 May 2015 - 12:20pm by Tanya Nefdt
(...)
CAPE TOWN - There’s an old joke that goes...how does a butcher introduce his wife? Meat Patty!

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, May 31, 2015 • Permalink