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 July 25, 2015
Month 05—May

The following words or phrases are about May:

MAY
“Don’t prune in May or June” (gardening adage)
“If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?”
“Sell in May and go away (buy back on St. Leger’s day)” (Halloween Indicator)

MAY 1
Moving Day (May 1st)

MAY 4 (Star Wars’ Day)
“May the Fourth be with you” (Star Wars Day, May 4th)

MAY (first Friday) (International Tuba Day)
“What’s a tuba for?” (joke)
“What’s the range of a tuba?” (joke)

MAY 5 (Cinco de Mayo)
“The national arms are covered with glory” (Ignacio Zaragoza, after the battle of Cinco de Mayo)
“What do you call a Mexican drowning in mayonnaise?"/"Sinko de Mayo.”
Cinco de Drinko (Cinco de Mayo + drink)
Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May)
Sinkhole de Mayo (May 2008 sinkhole in Daisetta)

May 5 (National Hoagie Day)
Hoagie (sandwich)

MAY (second Sunday) (Mother’s Day)
“A Mother holds her children’s hands for a while, but their hearts forever”
“A mother is a person who, seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people…”
“Biology is the least of what makes someone a mother”
“Don’t forget to pick up wine for Mother’s Day. After all, you are one of the reasons she drinks”
“Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids”
“Good moms let you lick the beaters. Great moms turn them off first”
“I know how to do anything. I’m a mom”
“If mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”
“Life doesn’t come with a manual. It comes with a mother”
“MOM stands for Mother, not Made Of Money”
“Motherhood: powered by love, fueled by coffee, sustained by wine”
“Mothers are those wonderful people who can get up in the morning before the smell of coffee”
“Nothing says Happy Mother’s Day like flowers bought from a gas station”
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant”
“There’s only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it”
Mom Wine (Mommy Wine)

MAY 13 (National Apple Pie Day)
“An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze”
“As American as apple pie”
“Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom’s apple pie”
Apple Pie Trail (Blue Mountains, Ontario; Orange County, NY)
Cherpumple (cherry + pumpkin + apple)

MAY (last Monday) (Memorial Day)
“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country” (Nathan Hale)
“It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press”
“Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it”
“The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem”
“We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them”
Decoration Day

MAY 28 (National Hamburger Day)
“(I will gladly pay you Tuesday for) A hamburger today”
“A hamburger walks into a bar…” (joke)
“Hamburgers love classical music. They go to the Meatropolitan Opera House and Cownegie Hall”
“Home of the 7 oz. Burger” (Jackson Hole)
“How did the jury find the hamburger?"/"Grill-ty as charred.”
“How do you make a cheeseburger sad?"/"Make it with blue cheese.”
“How do you make a hamburger laugh?"/"Pickle it.”
“How many hamburgers can you eat on an empty stomach?” (riddle)
“I dropped my burger on the floor. Now it’s ground beef”
“There is no Catholic way to cook a hamburger”
“What did the hamburger say when it pleaded ‘not guilty’?"/"I’ve been flamed!”
“Why did the teacher have her hair in a bun?"/"Because she had her nose in a hamburger.”
“World’s Greatest Hamburgers” (Fuddruckers slogan)
“Why does hamburger have less energy than steak?"/"Because it’s in the ground state.”
Alamo Burger
Balkan Burger (pljeskavica)
Barbecue Syndrome (Hamburger Disease: Barbecue Season Syndrome; Backyard Barbecue Syndrome)
Belly Bomb or Belly Bomber (White Castle hamburger nickname)
BILF (bacon or burger variant of MILF)
Border Burger (South of the Border Burger; Tex-Mex Burger)
Bulgogi Burger (Bulgoki Burger)
Burger (from “hamburger")
Cannibal Sandwich ("hamburger in the raw” or “beef tartar")
Chalupa Burger
Cheeseburger
Cheeseburger Capital of Texas (Friona nickname)
Chili Burger; Chili Dog
Chimichurri (Dominican Chimichurri Burger; Chimi Truck)
Chinese Hamburger (Rou Jia Mo)
Cuban Hamburger (Frita)
Fried Onion Burger (Onion Fried Burger; Onionburger)
Fusion Burger
Goober Burger or Goober Hamburger (hamburger with peanut butter)
Green Chile Burger/Green Chile Cheeseburger (Green Chili Burger/Green Chili Cheeseburger)
Hamburger
Hamburger & Fletcher Davis of Athens, TX ("Original Home of the Hamburger”?)
Hamburger Bun
Hamburger Disease (hemolytic uremic syndrome)
Hamburger Restaurant
Hamburger with everything; Hot Dog with everything; Pizza with everything
Hamburger with mustard and without ketchup (Cowboy Burger; Texas Burger)
Hamburguesa Mexicana (Mexican Burger)
Hamdog (hamburger + hot dog)
Hockey Puck (a burger, especially a hamburger cooked “well done")
Hot Hamburger
Loose Hamburger (Loose Burger; Loose Coney; Coney Hamburger; Coney Island Hamburger)
Murder Burger
Nothing Burger (Nothingburger)
Patty (Hamburger Patty)
Pretzel Burger
Ramen Burger
Ranch Burger (Ranchburger; Ranchero Burger)
Rectum Rocket (White Castle hamburger nickname)
Sesame Seed Bun (hamburger bun)
Sissy Burger (hamburger with mayonnaise and without ketchup or mustard)
Slider or Slyder (mini-hamburger)
Southwest Burger (Southwestern Burger)
SXSW (Somebody buy Some Whataburger)
Tenement House in a Shower of Rain (hamburger steak and gravy)
Texas Burger (with pastrami)
Tostada Burger
Two-Napkin, Three-Napkin, Four-Napkin or Five-Napkin Burger
Yankee Burger (hamburger with ketchup)

Posted by Barry Popik
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