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 August 10, 2007
“Texan Spoken Here”

"Texan Spoken Here” appeared as a sign in a Mexico City shop in 1955. It was later made into a bumper sticker.


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Texan Spoken Here Poster

22 January 1955, Oneonta (NY) Star, pg. 1, col. 1:
New Sales Approach
MEXICO CITY, Jan. 21 (UP)—The owner of a silver shop catering to U. S. tourists came up with a new sales approach today. A sign in his window says: “Texan spoken here.”

4 March 1955, Lima (OH) News, pg. 24, col. 2:
A curio shop in the French Quarter of New Orleans has a sign saying: “Texan Spoken Here.”

1 April 1956, Lima (OH) News, pg. 14C, col. 4:
English, Too, Maybe?
MEXICO CITY (UP)—Sign in a downtown store window: “Texan spoken here.”

23 September 1965, Dallas Morning News, section A, pg. 1:
Sign, says Marlene Steves, in The Steak Pit in the New Orleans French quarter: “TEXAN SPOKEN HERE.”

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From: Steve Rhodes
Date: 1997/01/05
Subject: REVIEW: THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD (**)

I found the “Texan Spoken Here” sign at the soda fountain quite ironic since few of the characters even attempt an accent. 

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Friday, August 10, 2007 • Permalink