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 November 16, 2007
P-ville (Pflugerville nickname)

"P-ville” is a shortened version of the name of the city of “Pflugerville.” Pflugerville (whose slogan is “Where Quality Meets Life”) is a rapidly growing suburb of Austin, the Texas state capital.

Many writers poke pfun at the Pflugerville name— there is even a Pflugerville Pfun Pfest. Pfunky.


Wikipedia: Pflugerville, Texas
Pflugerville (pronounced IPA: /ˈfluːgɚvɪl/) is a city in Travis County, Texas, United States. The population was 16,335 at the 2000 census, but the 2005 census estimate shows the city’s population increased to 27,531. 

Handbook of Texas Online
PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS. Pflugerville is on Farm Road 1825 fifteen miles north of Austin in northeastern Travis County. It was named for Henry Pfluger, who brought his family to the area from Germany in 1849. A community did not develop at the site until after the Civil War. Residents established a school in 1872 and a Lutheran church in 1875. A post office opened at the community in 1893 with Louis Bohls as postmaster. By the mid-1890s Pflugerville had a population of 250. It also had a small assortment of businesses, though residents did their banking and shipping in Round Rock, eight miles northwest in Williamson County. In 1904 the Missouri, Kansas and Texas line completed its track between Georgetown and Austin, passing just outside of Pflugerville; within ten years the Pflugerville population had doubled to 500. The Press, a weekly newspaper, was published at Pflugerville from 1907 to 1942. In the early 1920s several area school districts consolidated with the Pflugerville high school. The community’s population declined after World War II as people moved to Austin and other cities; by 1949 the number of residents at Pflugerville had fallen to 380. Pflugerville began to grow slowly in the 1960s and at that time was incorporated. Its population rose to 452 by 1968 and to 662 by 1980. From 1980 through 1988 new development in Pflugerville made it the fastest-growing community in the state; its population estimates by the late 1980s were as high as 3,900. The sudden boom was slowed considerably by the recession of the late 1980s, but population estimates, reported at 4,444 in 1990, indicated that growth was continuing. The population reached 16,335 by 2000. A weekly newspaper called the Pflugerville Pflag began publication in 1980.

Urban Dictionary
Pflugerville
Pflugerville, krunkest 05 reppin city in Texas. Repps 512 better than Austin any day of the week. (also see. P-ville)
P-ville
by SillyAfroBoi Aug 26, 2003

Austin American-Statesman
Pflugerville-style pfun promised at 12th annual Deutschen Pfest
Author: Robin Russell AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Date: May 18, 1989 Publication: Austin American-Statesman Page Number: 10

Get ready for Pflugerville-style “pfun and pfellowship” Saturday at the 12th annual Deutschen Pfest. The day’s activities begin at 8 a.m. with a Pfun Run

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From: (TJ Beyer)
Date: 27 Sep 1994 00:37:22 GMT
Local: Mon, Sep 26 1994 7:37 pm
Subject: Austin, TX pinball locator

Movies 12—IH 35/FM 1825, Pflugerville (P.ville loop)

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From: (W84mrcl)
Date: 23 May 2001 21:17:08 GMT
Local: Wed, May 23 2001 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: Houston/Austin

It’s Pflugerville. Just north of Austin about 30 seconds.  I have always wished I lived in Austin, because to me, saying PFLUGERVILLE sounds like someone should jump in with “Bless you”.  LOL I believe I have the only totally lowcarb store in Texas though, even if it is in P-ville.

Rice University Neologisms Database
Pfun adj.
Fun; new alliterative spelling. Formed by an unknown word formation process.
[fun, pleasant ("life is pfun in Pflugerville") new alliterative spelling (alliterative with “Pflugerville") ]
“Life is pfun in Pflugerville,” on Fri Oct 24, 2003

sola_fide
sola_fide (solo_fide) wrote,
@ 2005-06-15 21:25:00
(...)
Ideally my plan is to return to P-Ville each summer to intern, and when I graduate it is my plan to return to the association to find a job.

Just Call Me Mrs. Bucher play DOH
Sunday, August 28, 2005
(...)
Saturday night was our first football game. Pflugerville (or P-ville as the girls call it) beat Kerrville Tivy 21 to 6.

Grandad Says
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Phrom Pflugerville
(...)
Everything is going well here in P’ville.

Metroblogging Austin
Austin too expensive for itself
posted by M.J.L. Kellogg at 3:47 PM on October 12, 2007

It’s now official. This is the quote of the week, as reported today in the local daily (byline Kate Alexander): “We just couldn’t afford to be right in the middle of downtown.” Yes; the City will spend $6.9 million to buy the Home Depot that has been northeast Austin’s unofficial day-labor center and there it plans to place Municipal Court and some unknown portion of APD, which currently houses its headquarters in the same building as Municipal Court. Why not just move all municipal and county functions to Pflugerville? Once known chiefly as the home of nearly innumerable people with the surname of Pfluger, it now bills itself as “Where Quality Meets Life” and is a rapidly growing haven for those who find Austin quarters too expensive these days.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, November 16, 2007 • Permalink