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 February 07, 2016
“Glutton — A person who takes the piece of French pastry you wanted”

A jocular definition of a “glutton” appeared (uncredited) in a 1947 newspaper:

“A glutton is a person who takes the piece of layer cake you wanted.”

“GLUTTON: Someone who takes the piece of French pastry you wanted” was in Paul H. Gilbert’s “Daffynitions” syndicated newspaper feature in 1949. “A glutton is a person who takes the piece of pastry you wanted” was cited in 1977 newspapers. A 2002 book defined as glutton as “a person who takes the piece of pizza I wanted.”


5 February 1947, Pottstown (PA) Mercury, “All Around the Town,” pg. 4, col. 7:
A glutton is a person who takes the piece of layer cake you wanted.

10 April 1949, Seattle (WA) Sunday Times, “Daffynitions” by Paul H. Gilbert, comics sec.:
GLUTTON: Someone who takes the piece of French pastry you wanted.

1 March 1977, Hartford (CT) Courant, “Today’s Chuckle,” pg. 1, col. 3:
A glutton is a person who takes the piece of pastry you wanted.

10 March 1977, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), “Today’s chuckle,” pg. 1, col. 3:
A glutton is a person who takes the piece of pastry you wanted.

Google Books
Teaching Language Arts Creatively in the Elementary Grades
By A. Barbara Pilon
New York, NY: Wiley
1978
Pg. 166:
Glutton — A person who takes the piece of French you wanted.
Anonymous

Google Books
The Women of Faith Daily Devotional
By Patsy Clairmont, Barbara Johnson, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll and Sheila Walsh
Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan
2002
Pg. 346:
I’d like to go on record with this definition of a glutton: It is a person who takes the piece of pizza I wanted.

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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Sunday, February 07, 2016 • Permalink