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 August 24, 2019
“What do you say to comfort an English teacher?"/"They’re, there, their.”

An English riddle was posted on Twitter by Tricia L on April 30, 2012:

Q: How do you comfort a grammar nazi??
A: Pat them on the back while saying, “There, their, they’re...”


An English teacher version was posted on Twitter by Nati C on October 18, 2012:

Q: How do you comfort an English teacher?
A: Pat them on the back and say their, there, they’re.


The joke has been printed on many images.


Twitter
Lori Witzel
@loriaustex
@austingunter: What do you say to comfort a depressed homonym?
‘There, their, they’re...’”
Heh! #punny
10:06 PM · Jan 15, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Tricia L
@I_like_Juice
@chelywright
How do you comfort a grammar nazi??
Pat them on the back while saying, “There, their, they’re...”
grin
4:48 PM · Apr 20, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Seth M.
@sthebomb
Pun: How do you comfort a grammar dummy? You pat them on the back and say, “They’re, their, there.” #openhs #eng10
2:26 PM · Apr 30, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
404 Tech Support
@404TS
Q: How do you comfort a grammar nazi?
A: With a pat on the shoulder, saying “There, their, they’re...”
7:08 PM · May 7, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Erin Howard
@ErinStreamline
How do you comfort an English teacher? Pat them on the shoulder and say “their, there, they’re.” #BadGrammarHumor
11:22 AM · Oct 4, 2012·Hootsuite

Twitter
Nati C
@nataliee_alexis
“How do you comfort an English teacher? Pat them on the back and say their, there, they’re” haha my English teacher is too funny
3:05 PM · Oct 18, 2012·Twitter for Android

Twitter
BVC Atticus
@BVCATTICUS
How do you comfort and annoy an English teacher? There, their, they’re.
12:47 PM · Oct 21, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/HongKongGoneWrong November 28, 2014
How do you comfort a Grammar Nazi?
There, their, they’re

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TravisThaxton2 June 8, 2016
How do you comfort a grammar Nazi?
“...They’re, their, there.”

Twitter
Shit Jokes
@ShitJokes
How do you comfort a grammar fanatic?
Their, they’re, there.
5:40 PM · Nov 1, 2016·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/shaky2236 November 25, 2016
What do you say to comfort the grammar nazi?
There, their, they’re…

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/masterqif July 5, 2019
What do you say to comfort a friend struggling with grammar?
There, they’re, their…

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/cyphr0st August 3, 2019
What do you say to comfort an English teacher?
They’re, there, their.

LaffGaff
By laffgaff August 22, 2019
English Teacher Joke
What do you say to comfort an English teacher?
They’re, there, their.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Saturday, August 24, 2019 • Permalink