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 13, 2007
Four Get (get up, get on, get off, get out)

"Four get” (like the word “forget") is a Texas A&M Aggie term that was used at the “chicken ranch” ("best little whorehouse in Texas") at La Grange that was closed in 1973.

“Four get” =
“get up”
“get on”
“get off”
“get out.”


October 1973, Texas Monthly, Closing Down La Grange”:
It had been what’s known in the trade as a “Four-get”: get up, get on, get off, and get out.

This Dog’ll Really Hunt:
An Informative and Entertaining Texas Dictionary
by Wallace O. Chariton
Plano, TX: Republic of Texas Press
1999
Pg. 118:
Four get: When the famous Chicken Ranch was open near La Grange, Texas, they had an $8 Aggie special. Aggies called it four get: get it up, get on, get off, and get out.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, August 13, 2007 • Permalink