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 October 20, 2009
Westerned

"Get Westerned” is explained in a 2009 Dallas (TX) Morning News business article by Cheryl Hall (see below) as a Texas term for when a business deal goes sideways or upside down. “Westerned” might mean that things are rougher in the the “wild West.”

It is not clear if there are many other “westerned” citations in print.


Dallas (TX) Morning News
N.Y. lawyer swings Texas-size buyouts
12:00 AM CDT on Sunday, October 18, 2009
New York mergers and acquisitions attorney Jim Woolery really likes Dallas entrepreneurs.
(...)
“They like me in Texas because I’m from this fancy New York law firm, but I talk Texan,” says the 40-year-old partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. “When [Dallas attorney] Phil Smith from McKool Smith tells me, ‘Things are going to get Westerned,’ I know he means things are going to get sideways or upside down.”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Tuesday, October 20, 2009 • Permalink