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 October 05, 2007
Mobilehoma (Oklahoma nickname)

"Mobilehoma” (mobile home + Oklahoma) is an unflattering nickname for the state of Oklahoma, often for Oklahoma University. The nickname is sometimes used at the Oklahoma-Texas football game known as the Red River Rivalry.

Other Texas nicknames for Oklahoma and Oklahoma University include Chokelahoma and Zero U.


Rival Wear
White on Texas Orange Mobilehoma Tee
Detailed Description
Get your rival’s “state” of mind with this shirt from Rivalwear. Where is Oklahoma going? To the trailer park, of course! Heavyweight, pre-shrunk cotton tee, white artwork on a Texas Orange background.

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From: “Tiny Dr. Tim”
Date: 2000/01/15
Subject: #fiRCign 1/13/00 2 of 2

all the spoilsports out there in mobilehoma, great snook fishin to ya

Austin American-Statesman
I was born in Oklahoma, but I left there as Sooner I could
Author: John Kelso, Austin American-Statesman
Date: October 2, 2001 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 583

On Saturday, the University of Texas will square off in a big-deal football game in Dallas against Mobilehoma, the next state north of here and the place of my birth. That I was born at Fort Sill, Okla., in 1944 ticks me off because it means “Oklahoma” appears on my passport. This is an embarrassment to anyone who lives in Texas. I should be grateful, though. At my age, I’m lucky it doesn’t say “Indian Territory.”

Austin American-Statesman
Yokelhoma: high culture at Big Bob’s
Author: John Kelso, Austin American-Statesman
Date: October 5, 2001 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 602

A hearty round of Bronx cheers to the many sourpuss Oklahoma football fans who got their Twinkies all atwitter over my Tuesday column, in which I jokingly renamed the state Jokelahoma and Mobilehoma. As a native son of Yokelhoma, I realize from all the vitriolic e-mail I received that I should have homed in on some of the state’s top tourist attractions, like Big Bob’s Lease-a-John in Lawton.

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From: (Michael Scaljon)
Date: 24 Apr 2002 14:03:38 -0700
Local: Wed, Apr 24 2002 5:03 pm
Subject: Where Rocker actually was while not in Mobilehoma…

Working on his mechanics, with Tom House in Cali.

Austin American-Statesman
Oklahoma, land of pigs and cow pies
Author: John Kelso, American-Statesman Staff
Date: October 8, 2002 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 550

Folks around these parts are talking about just two subjects: invading Iraq and the invasion of Dallas on Saturday by a bunch of Oklahoma Gomers for the Texas-OU game (prediction: Texas 24, OU 20). So let’s get on with our annual sophomoric yet therapeutic spanking of Okrahoma, Jokelahoma, Mobilehoma, Brokelahoma, Chokelahoma, Croaklahoma or whatever you prefer to call it.

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From: Bryan S. Slick
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 21:40:38 -0500
Local: Wed, Jan 12 2005 10:40 pm
Subject: Re: Taking a Trip

A panhandle of a state that’s shaped like a pan is the.. well, the handle.. if you look at it that way.

Maryland is shaped that way, too.. as is MobileHoma. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, October 05, 2007 • Permalink