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:
“A man is washing the car with his son. The son asks, ‘Dad, can’t you just use a sponge?‘“ (6/23)
“Don’t waste a moment of your life trying to be normal” (6/23)
“Dance like no one is watching. Because they are not. They’re checking their phones” (6/23)
“Dance like no one is watching. Because they are not. They’re checking their phones” (6/23)
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Entry from October 02, 2010
Teabonics (tea party + Ebonics)

"Teabonics” (tea party + Ebonics) is a derogatory term for misspelled tea party signs. The term “teabonics” appears to have been coined by a March 28, 2010 photo gallery of tea party signs on Flickr.


Urban Dictionary
teabonics
The creative spelling or grammar featured on the various signs used by protesters in the Tea Party movement.
“What does that sign say?”
“Say no to socilism.”
“That protester is well-versed in teabonics.”

by thisischris Mar 30, 2010

Wikipedia: Ebonics
Ebonics is a term that was originally intended to refer to the language of all people descended from enslaved Black Africans, particularly in West Africa, the Caribbean, and North America. Over time, and especially since 1996, it has been used more often to refer to African American Vernacular English (distinctively nonstandard Black United States English), asserting the independence of this from (standard) English. The term became widely known in the U.S. in 1996 due to a controversy over its use by the Oakland School Board.

Flickr
Teabonics
These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests.
They all feature “creative” spelling or grammar.
This new dialect of the English language shall be known as “Teabonics.”
68 photos | 1,111,600 views
items are from 28 Mar 2010.

JacobMcDonald.net v6.1
Teabonics – a New Language
Posted on Friday, 2 April, 2010 by zaphod
These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests.

They all feature “creative” spelling or grammar.

This new dialect of the English language shall be known as “Teabonics.”

Guardian - Richard Adams’s Blog
Friday 2 April 2010
Teabonics: the new language of the Tea Party movement
Along with the Tea Party has risen not only an incoherent political movement but exciting and refreshing variations on the English language. Now Flickr user Pargon has collected together many fine examples of “Teabonics”, the curious pidgin that has emerged on the simple signs and crude posters handcrafted by the modern-day Poujadists:...

Geekfest
Raven Derge
04-05-2010 10:09 PM
It’s called “Teabonics”
These are signs seen primarily at Tea Party Protests. They all feature “creative” spelling or grammar. This new dialect of the English language is known as “Teabonics.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityGovernment/Law/Politics/Military • (0) Comments • Saturday, October 02, 2010 • Permalink