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:
“What did the bunny say when he had only thistles to eat?"/"Thistle have to do!” (8/18)
“What did the bunny say when he had only thistles to eat?"/"Thistle have to do!” (8/18)
“Programming is like sex: one mistake and you have to support it for the rest of your life” (8/18)
“If you do pass the McKinley bill, we shall have to come over to your country and thrash you” (8/18)
“There are so many scams on the internet. But for $19.99 I can show you how to avoid them” (8/18)
More new entries...

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z


Entry from September 02, 2007
Metrotard

"Metrotard” is a type of person whose name is derived from transit’s “Metrocard.” It’s a combination of “metro” (from “metropolitan") and “tard” (from “retard"). The term was coined by The Morning News in 2002 and is explained below.


The Morning News
Guide to New York Jargon
Published May 13, 2002
Metrotard (noun): A person in front of you at the subway turnstile who can’t figure out how to swipe his or her subway pass. Also: A person who tries to use a Metrocard to withdraw money from an ATM.

Urban Dictionary
1. Metrotard
from ‘The Morning News’: A person in front of you at the subway turnstile who can’t figure out how to swipe his or her subway pass. Also: A person who tries to use a Metrocard to withdraw money from an ATM.
I went to the cash machine to get some money out, but this metrotard in front of me is completely cramping my style.
by oz Apr 9, 2005

2. metrotard
Someone who acts or looks like they are retarded but really isn’t.
“Ew rachel, your being such a metrotard, stop it.”
by rachiebear SHAMMMMM Oct 20, 2006

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWorkers/People • (0) Comments • Sunday, September 02, 2007 • Permalink