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

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Entry from March 06, 2018
“What do you call a BBQ pun?"/"A meataphor.”

"Meataphor” (meat + metaphor) is an infrequently used portmanteau food word. “Mixed Meataphors would be a great name for a newsletter targeted at affluent carnivores” was posted on Twitter on December 7, 2010. “#BBQ is a MEATaphor for happiness!” was posted on Twitter on November 24, 2011.

A riddle was posted on Reddit—Jokes on March 7, 2018:

Q: What do you call a BBQ pun?
A: A meataphor.



Twitter
Jolly Boots of Doom
@Wendyhammer13
Putting content into my online class.  Apparently, my fingers prefer “meataphors” to metaphors.
2:01 PM - 15 Feb 2009

Twitter
Mark Lisanti
@marklisanti
Mixed Meataphors would be a great name for a newsletter targeted at affluent carnivores. Feel free to take that one, @lock.
8:48 PM - 7 Dec 2010

Twitter
Andy Packard
@andypack
Want the chicken, fish, or beef? What’s a beef? It’s a meataphor.
2:52 PM - 18 Feb 2011

Twitter
it’s 2012!!
@thejustinglover
Allegories about meat: Meataphors
11:08 PM - 5 Jun 2011

Twitter
Boneheads BBQ
@BoneheadsBBQ
#BBQ is a MEATaphor for happiness!
12:27 PM - 24 Nov 2011

Twitter
DukeOFprunes
@DukeOFprunes_
When you joke about food in non-literal ways then you’re using MEATaphors ahahah *high fives self & dies alone*
7:27 AM - 27 Nov 2014

Twitter
Blondes Over Baghdad
@BlondsOvrBaghd
This decadent hamburger i’m eating is a meataphor for my life.
3:17 PM - 22 Jul 2015

Twitter
Matthew L. Reznicek
@drreznicek
I would like to propose a new grammatical term: a meataphor, in which meat functions metaphorically
11:31 AM - 27 May 2016

Twitter
Ad Savior
@AdSavior
Meat-based metaphors are the best metaphors. But if you call it a “meataphor,” you’re fired.Ad Savior added,
Lee Clow’s Beard
@leeclowsbeard
If a client asks for a burger and refuses your steak, don’t be surprised. If a client asks for a burger and refuses your Double-Double, run.
12:28 PM - 21 Dec 2016

Twitter
Joy Hensold
@lemondwarf
What do you call a cow with no legs?
Ground beef.
Wow.
What a meataphor for my life.
11:04 PM - 5 Mar 2017

Twitter
Boneheads BBQ
@BoneheadsBBQ
#BBQ is a MEATaphor for happiness!
4:21 PM - 9 Mar 2017

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a BBQ pun?
submitted March 7, 2018 by Sches741
A meataphor

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, March 06, 2018 • Permalink