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 December 31, 2011
Pflugervillian (inhabitant of Pflugerville)

Entry in progress—B.P.

Wikipedia: Pflugerville, Texas
Pflugerville ( /ˈfluːɡərvɪl/) is a city in Travis and Williamson counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 16,335 at the 2000 census. A July 1, 2008 U.S. Census Bureau estimate placed the population at 39,653. The 2010 Census put Pflugerville’s population at 46,936.

Pflugerville is a suburb of Austin and part of the Austin–Round Rock Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Say, Round Rockers and Pflugervillians, what’s in a name?

Author: Jane Greig, AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF
Date: May 3, 2004 Publication: Austin American-Statesman (TX) Word Count: 503

Q: People from Austin are called Austinites. What are people from Pflugerville and Round Rock called? We came up with some very creative possibilities but nobody here at work knew the answer. One of the guys even lives in Pflugerville and didn’t know.

Some of the possibilities we came up with were the Round Rockers or the Pflugies or Pflugervillians. We didn’t figure these were correct, so please help.

-- Jennifer H.
A: Proper names? The consensus is Round Rockers and Pflugervillians. You might be interested in the variety of answers from folks in both towns when asked “What do you call local people?” “We call them residents.”—Pflugerville Chamber of Commerce staff. “We asked residents and they call themselves Pflugervillians and one, Pfluger-villain.—Pflugerville reference librarians. “Do not know.”—Round Rock Chamber of Commerce staff. “Residents of Round Rock or sometimes Round Rockers.”—Round Rock reference librarians. “Nothing is generally accepted, but unofficially Round Rockers and not Round Rockites or Round Rockians.”—Will Hampton, Round Rock communications director. What about the residents of Georgetown? Georgetowners? Georgetownies?

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Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, December 31, 2011 • Permalink