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:
“I started a cold air balloon business, but I’m having trouble getting it off the ground” (9/25)
“Bricks are domesticated rocks” (9/25)
“What is a crowbar?"/"A place were crows go to get a drink.” (9/25)
“Depression is the toothpaste to the sweet orange juice that is life” (9/25)
“Who is the fastest man on earth?"/"The music teacher. He beats time.” (9/25)
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 July 27, 2006
Spankees or Wankees (NY Yankees derogatory nicknames)

Non-fans of the New York Yankees baseball team have sometimes called them the “Spankees” (a team that’s “spanked") or “Wankees” (from “wanker").


Google Groups: rec.sport.baseball
From:  The Kurgan
Date:  Thurs, Aug 19 1993 2:41 pm
(...)
*** ANYBODY BUT THE SPANKEES ***


Google Groups: rec.sport.baseball
From:  Evan Leibovitch
Date:  Wed, Oct 13 1993 9:30 pm
(...)
The poor boy’s taking the collapse of his Wankees pretty hard, no? 

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CitySports/Games • (0) Comments • Thursday, July 27, 2006 • Permalink