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

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Entry from October 27, 2014
“She said to kiss her where it smells bad, so I took her to New Jersey”

New Yorkers have jokes about New Jersey. One popular joke is:
“A young couple were making out passionately in a car when the girl said, ‘Oh, oh, kiss me where it smells so bad!” So he drove her to New Jersey.”
The joke has been cited in print since at least 1982. The joke has been told by Brooklyn-born comedian Gilbert Gottfried and has also been printed on T-shirts.
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Truly Tasteless Jokes
By Blanche Knott
New York, NY: Ballantine Books
Pg. 82:
There was a promiscuous young couple making out in the back seat of a car. Temperatures were rising and things were getting pretty in~ tense, and finally the girl gasped, “Oh darling, darling, kiss me where it smells.” So he drove her to New Jersey.
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Of All the Nerve:
Deb Margolin Solo

By Deb Margolin
London: Cassell
Pg. 114:
A man and a woman are making out passionately and neckingfuriously and the woman moans: ‘Oh God kiss me where it smells the worst’ and so he took her to New Jersey!
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The Friar’s Club Private Joke File:
More Than 2,000 Very Naughty Jokes from the Grand Masters of Comedy

Edited by Barry Dougherty
New York, NY: Black Dog & Leventhal
Pg. 241:
I was in the car with my girlfriend and she said, “Kiss me where it smells.” So I drove her to New Jersey.
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The Show I’ll Never Forget:
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Edited by Sean Manning
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press
Pg. 110:
Kiss her where it smells: take her to New Jersey.
George Carlin - On Cars & Driving
Shelly Kiss
Published on Sep 24, 2012
“I like New Jersey. I even have one of those T-shirts you guys sell: ‘Kiss her where it smells. Take her to New Jersey.’”
PhanArt Pete
You know what the state motto of New Jersey is don’t ya? ‘Kiss her where it smells, take her to New Jersey!’ #georgecarlin #statemottos
3:27 PM - 10 Jul 2013
The Real Anonymous
@patricklee6669 Theres the old joke about lady who tells boyfriend 2 kiss her where it smells bad so he takes her to New Jersey

7:03 PM - 23 Oct 2014

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, October 27, 2014 • Permalink

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