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 November 05, 2013
Abovetexas (Oklahoma nickname)

The People’s Cube blog, on October 18, 2013, posted the satirical story, “Oklahoma to change name to Abovetexas.” The term “Oklahoma” is not politically correct, but “Abovetexas” is. The jocular post concluded:

“The state of Texas did not return our calls, but rumor has it that their initial response was that ‘Nothing is above Texas.’”


The People’s Cube
Oklahoma to change name to Abovetexas
Offline R.O.C.K. in the USSA
10/18/2013, 11:20 pm
Dateline Abovetexas City, AT -

With the current controversy surrounding the name of the Washington Redskins, the state of Oklahoma announced today that it will be proactively changing its name to Abovetexas.
(...)
The state of Texas did not return our calls, but rumor has it that their initial response was that “Nothing is above Texas.”

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ROCKInTheUSSA
‏@ROCKInTheUSSA
http://bit.ly/17TeHW3 - State of Oklahoma to change name to Abovetexas in order to to not offend Native Americans. pic.twitter.com/ujb2RJcENo
10:25 PM - 18 Oct 13

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David Cole
‏@dc981924
Oklahoma to change name to Abovetexas http://bit.ly/HwXuvM
12:48 PM - 31 Oct 13

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chris lynch
‏@ALargeRegular
Heh heh - the Abovetexas Sooners http://bit.ly/16yzwdd
10:23 AM - 4 Nov 13

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Tuesday, November 05, 2013 • Permalink