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.

Recent entries:
“Whiskey is what beer wants to be when it grows up” (3/27)
“I don’t have enough coffee or middle fingers for today” (3/26)
“I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake” (3/26)
“Wake up, drink coffee & punch today in the face” (3/26)
“If you are not coffee, chocolate, or bacon, I’m going to need you to go away” (3/26)
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Entry from November 04, 2006
“If a man can’t curse his friends, whom can he curse?” (Sam Houston)

"If a man can’t curse his freinds, whom can he curse?” is allegedly a typical Texan sentiment from Sam Houston.


August 1869, Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, South-Western Slang, pg. 125:
As a specimen of Texas ingenuity, or rather perverseness of imagination, take its code of morals, which is embraced in two saying. The first is, “Revolvers make all men equal;” and the second is the famous utterance of Houston, “If a man can’t curse his friends, whom can he curse?”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, November 04, 2006 • Permalink