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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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La Gran Manzana (merengue band, 1982)

La Gran Manzana (sculpture opposite Radio City Music Hall)

La Gran Manzana (sculpture opposite Radio City Music Hall, 2022)

La Gran Manzana (merengue band, 1982)

La Grosse Pomme (Paris nightclub, 1937-1938)

La Grosse Pomme (Paris nightclub, 1937-1938)

"La Kalle" (Univision Radio)

La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)

La Margherita (pizza cocktail)

La Marqueta

La Mela Reintegrata or The Apple Made Whole Again (Milan, Italy, 2015-present)

La Paloma (cocktail)

La Playita (Little Beach)

Labor Day

Labor-Electoral Complex

Laboring Under Correct Knowledge ("luck" backronym)

"Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency for me"

Lack Toast And Taller Ant or Lack Toast In Toddler Ant (lactose intolerant)

Lactard (lactose + retard)

"Ladies and gentlemen, take my advice. Pull down your pants and slide on the ice"

"Ladies and Germs" (comic introduction of "Ladies and Gentlemen")

Ladies' Day

Ladies' Mile

Ladies' Night

Ladies Who Lunch

Lady Baltimore Cake (Lord Baltimore Cake)

LaGarbage (LaGuardia Airport nickname)

Lager Beer

"Laggards become leaders" ("Leaders become laggards")

"Laissez les bons temps rouler" ("Let the good times roll")

Lake George: Queen of American Lakes (nickname)

Lake Jacksonite (inhabitant of Lake Jackson)

Lake Tung Ting Shrimp (Chinese dish)

Laksa (spicy rice noodle soup)

Lamb (stock market gullible investor)

Lame Duck (Lame Duck Session)

Lame Giant (Lane Bryant nickname)

Lamestream Media (Lame Stream Media)

Lamping (Lampin')

Land and Sea (Land 'N Sea)

Land Between the Lakes (Steiner Ranch slogan)

Land of Dixie (New Orleans nickname)

Land of Entrapment (New Mexico nickname)

Land of Opportunity

"Land of Tall Women and Virgin Pines" (Piney Woods, East Texas)

"Land of the fee and home of the slave"

"Land of the fees, home of the caged"

"Land of the free, thanks to the brave"

Land of the High Sky (Midland nickname)

Land of Two Summers (Alamo city nickname)

Land Use ("It is much easier to defeat something in New York City than to build something"--Donald T

"Landing on a postage stamp" (aviation saying)

Landlord of Last Resort (New York City)

"Landlord: Your income needs to be 3x rent. Me: Can you tell my boss that?"

"Landlords imply the existence of sealords and airlords"

"Landlords imply the existence of sealords and skylords"

Lands of the Big Red Apples

Lane of Lights and Laughter (Broadway)

Langley Newsletter (New York Times nickname)

"Lap band surgery: waist knot, want not"

Lapdog Media and Watchdog Media

Lapskaus Boulevard (Eighth Avenue, Bay Ridge)

Lardcore (lard + hardcore)

Laredo Salad

Laredoan (inhabitant of Laredo)

Largely Incompetent Rail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Larrupin' (Larruping; Larapin; Larapen; Larepin)

"'Lasagna' is French for 'the sagna'"

"Lasagna is just spaghetti-flavored cake"

"Lasagna is one of the easiest meals to make. It's a pizza cake"

"'Lasagne' is French for 'the sagne'"

"Lasagne is one of the easiest Italian dishes you can make. It's a pizza cake"

"Lashes long and coffee strong"

"Last call for alcohol" (bar saying)

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon (First and Last Chance Saloon)

"Last month, I cut my energy bill in half. Didn't work, though. I still had to pay the full amount"

"Last night, a guy tried to stab me with a butter knife. He said I was toast"

"Last night I dreamt I ate a ten pound marshmallow. When I woke up, my pillow was gone"

"Last night I fell asleep on a bed of rice. I was out as soon as my head hit the pilau"

"Last night I made a lamb curry, but apparently they prefer grass"

"Last night, I wanted to drink coffee. This morning, I am drinking coffee. Follow your dreams!"

"Last one in is a rotten egg"

Last One There (LOT Polish Airlines backronymic nickname)

Lasting Eye Damage ("LED" backronym)

Lastros (Houston Astros baseball team unofficial nickname)

"Late night tweets should be called 'hoots'"

"Late night tweets should be called 'peeps'"

"Late night tweets should self-destruct by morning"

"Late or not, my car will not move until my bluetooth connects"

Late Show & Late Late Show

Late Train (post-election political contributions)

"Latin is a language as dead as dead can be. It killed the ancient Romans and now it's killing me"

Latino Expo

"Latin's not dead. It's just Roman around"

"Latkes are just deconstructed kugel"

"Latkes are just Jewish hash browns"

Latkes or Latkas (potato pancakes)

"Lats for the brats" (weightlifting saying)

Latte Art

"'Latte' is French for 'you paid too much for that coffee'"

Latte Liberal

"Laughing at memes you've seen before for friends is faking orgasms of the digital era"

"Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humor"

"Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects"

"Laughter is brightest where food is best" ("Laughter is gayest where the food is best")

"Laughter is like a windshield wiper. It doesn't stop the rain, but allows us to keep going"

"Laughter is the best medicine" (proverb)

"Laughter is the best medicine...except for treating diarrhea"

"Laughter is the best medicine. Or gin. Whatever"

"Laughter is the best medicine. Or wine. It might be wine"

"Laughter is the best medicine. Unless you have diarrhea"

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people"

Launching Pad (New Yankee Stadium nickname)

Launder (money laundering)

Lava Lamp (Hearst Building)

Lavender Capital of Texas (Blanco nickname)

Lavender Lake (Gowanus Canal)

Lavender Set

"Law Enforcement: My job is to protect your ass, not kiss it"

"Law of Airlines: The shorter the time between flights, the greater the distance between gates"

"Law & Order is Scooby-Doo for adults"

"Lawns don't waste water, people do"

"Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made"

Laws of Accounting (joke)

"Laws that create criminals without any victim are not laws. They are revenue generators"

"Laws that create criminals without any victims are not laws, but revenue generators"

"Lawsuits are just rap battles for white people"

"Lawsuits are just rap battles for white people"

Lawyer Losing Money ("LL.M." backronym)

"Lawyer (n): larval stage of politician"

Lawyer's Billable Hours (lawyer joke)

Lawyer's Brain (lawyer joke)

"Lawyers hope you get into trouble. Doctors hope you get sick. Teachers hope you're born stupid..."

"Lawyers hope you get sued, but a thief wishes you prosperity"

"Lawyers talk how doctors write"


"Laziness is when a person doesn't fake that he's working"

"'Lazy' is such an ugly word. I prefer the term 'selective participation'"

"Lazy rule: If ice falls, kick it under the fridge"

"Lazy rule: If you can't reach it, you don't need it"

Lazy Susan

LBJ Law or Lyndon's Law or LBJ Rule (simultaneous runs for senator and vice president)

"Lead, follow or get out of the way"

"Lead us not into Penn Station"

"Leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination"

"Leaders don't create movements, movements create leaders"

"Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation"

"Leadership is not driving the train, it's laying the track"

"Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others"

"Leadership requires a vision of the world that doesn't yet exist and the ability to communicate it"

Leading from Behind

Leaky Roof Circuit (small-time racetracks)

"Lean to the green"

Leander (summary)

Leanderite (inhabitant of Leander)

Leanderthal (inhabitant of Leander)

Leap Year Capital of the World (Anthony slogan)

Leaping Louie (Prometheus statue in Rockefeller Center)

Lear Jet Liberal (Learjet Liberal)

"Lear jet needs fuel" or "Lear jet out of fuel" (Austin panhandler sign)

"Learn, do, teach"

"Learn, Earn, Serve"

"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow"

"Learn how to grow vegetables instead of electing them"

"Learn how to: Have fun without alcohol. Talk without cellphones. Dream without drugs..."

"Learn how to: Have fun without alcohol. Talk without cellphones. Love without conditions..."

"Learning is a gift. Even when pain is your teacher"

"Learning is so boring unless it’s gossip. Teachers should just start every lecture like..."

"Learning Opportunity, Stay Strong" ("loss" backronym)

Leather Capital of the World (Yoakum nickname)

"Leave everything on the field" (total effort)

Leave Island Any Time (LIAT backronymic nickname)

"Leave off the last 's' for 'savings'" (212-MATTRES)

"Leaves are falling and pumpkin spice is calling"

"Leaves are falling. Autumn is calling"

"Leaves are falling. Coffee is calling"

"Leaves are falling. Pumpkin is calling"

"Leaves are falling. Pumpkin spice lattes are calling"

"Leaves are falling. Pumpkins are calling"

"Leaves are really just solar panels for trees"

"Leaves of five, let it thrive" or "Leaflets five, let it thrive" (vine adage)

"Leaves of three, let it be" or "Leaflets three, let it be" (poison ivy adage)

"Leaving the house in 2020: keys, phone, card, vape, face mask, hand sanitiser..."

Lebanese Iced Tea

Leche Quemada (Burnt Milk Candy)

Lechislator (lecher/lecherous + legislator); Lechislature

Led Robster or Lead Robster (Red Lobster nickname)

Lee Harvey [lastname] (crime patsy nickname)

Leftard (left + retard)

Leftosphere (left blogosphere)

"Leftover lettuce is called the romainder"

"Leftover lettuce is called the romaineder"

"Leftovers are repast history"

Lefturd (left + turd)

Leftwaffe (left + Luftwaffe)

"Leftwing, Rightwing, Knowing"

Legacy Media

Legacy Robe (Gypsy Robe)

"Legality is a construct of the powerful, not of justice"

"Legality is a matter of power, not justice"

"Legality is a question of power, not of justice"

"Legality isn't a guide to morality"

"Legalize freedom -- vote Libertarian"

"Legalize gay marijuana"

"Legalize marinara"

"Legalize recreational dining"

Lego Cookery

"Lego is a gateway drug to IKEA"

"Lego people live in homes made of their own flesh"

"Lego people live in houses made of their own flesh"

"Legos are a gateway drug to IKEA"

"Legos live in houses made of their own flesh"

Lehman 2.0

Lehman Moment

"Lemme get a grande ice mocha no foam quad soy hexagon vortex hypotenuse" (coffee joke)

Lemon Chicken

Lemon ("Hand someone a lemon," "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade")

Lemonade (or, the New York Game)

Lene Town (Abilene nickname)

Leopard-spotting or Leoparding (charred "leopard spots" on pizza)

Leprechaun Cookie

LES (Lower East Side)

Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (marching band)

Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps (marching band, 1979-present)

"Less Monday, more summer"

"Less Mondays, more summer"

"Lesson learned tonight: There is no such thing as a goalie in darts"

"Lessons in life will be repeated until they are learned"

"Let a homeless person use a computer and he'll search through the recycle bin"

"Let exercise be your stress relief, not food"

"Let exercise be your stress reliever, not food"

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food"

"Let Friday show you where the smiles are in life"

"Let he who is without stock cast the first rock" (Governor Preston E. Smith)

"Let her go, Gallagher!"

"Let me get this straight. Everyone hates white people, but everyone wants to live where white people are"

"Let me pour you a tall glass of get over it. Oh, and here's a straw so you can suck it up"

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt" (Special Olympics)

"Let the bastards freeze in the dark" & "Drive 80 mph and freeze a Yankee"

"Let the chips fall where they may" (to allow events to unfold naturally)

"Let the people know the truth and the country is safe"

"Let them eat iPad"

"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair"

"Let your smile change the world, but don't let the world change your smile"

"Let's all get drunk and go to heaven"

"Let's all stay inside until people never die again!"

"Let's all take a moment to recognize the true heroes of the season -- elastic waistbands"

"Let’s be honest. Most people going skinny dipping are really just going dipping"

"Let's blow this pop stand"

"Let's blow this popcorn stand"

"Let's blow this popsicle stand"

"Let's convict the son-of-a-bitch in the press. That's the way it's done"

"Let's do lunch"

"'Let's eat, grandma' or 'let's eat grandma' -- punctuation saves lives!"

"Let's get drunk, make mistakes and blame it on the alcohol"

"Let's get merloaded" (Merlot + loaded)

"Let's get ready to rumble!"

"Let's get the day started with a nice big bowl of why the fuck am I awake"

"Let's get this weekend going, people! That wine ain't gonna pour itself!"

"Let's get this weekend started, people! This wine ain't gonna pour itself!"

"Let's go to the videotape!"

"Let's grab today by the coffee beans"

"Let's have a drink, let's have some fun, because at last the job is done"

"Let's have a level playing field"

"Let's have a moment of silence for all those stuck in traffic on their way to the gym"

"Let's have a toast for the breadwinners"

"Let's have illegal immigrants hunt down sex offenders. We'll call it 'Aliens vs. Predators'"

"Let's have Netflix run the next pandemic. They don't let anything get three seasons"

"Let's keep the dumbfuckery to a minimum today"

"Let's make one thing clear, 'the experts' were never wrong. They were always lying. Big difference"

"Let's not tell some people when quarantine is over"

"Let’s not tell some people when the quarantine is over"

"Let's pay the farmer, not the pharmacist"

"Let's put the rum in pa-rum pum pum pum"

"Let’s put the wheat where the goats can eat it"

"Let's reduce drunk driving by taking cars away from sober drivers"

"Let's see, which emotional issues shall I bury under deep layers of sarcasm today?"

"Let’s start calling 'fact checked' by its real name. Censorship"

"Let's stop sending money to other countries and let them hate us for free"

"Let's stop sending money to the Middle East and let them hate us for free!"

"Let's vote ourselves out of rigged elections"

"Let's wander where the WiFi is weak"


"Letting politicians be able to own stock is like letting referees openly bet on games"

"Lettuce hearts are great for Valentine's Day because they're so romainetic"

"Lettuce is just crunchy water"

"Lettuce meat olive your eggspectations"

"Lettuce turnip the beet"

"Leverage is a double-edged sword"

LGBTPed (LGBT + pedophile)







"(Liar, liar) Pants on fire"

Liar's Ball (Real Estate Board of NY annual banquet)

Liberal Elite

"Liberal media is the virus"

"Liberal with sanity" (Ed Koch)

"Liberalism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory"

"Liberalism is a mental disorder"

"Liberals: A bunch of rich people convincing poor people to vote for rich people..."

"Liberals are like Christmas lights. Half of them don’t work; the other half aren’t bright"

"Liberals don't care what you do as long as it's mandatory"

"Liberals don't want to hear your opinion. They want to hear their opinion coming out of your mouth"

"Liberals feel unworthy of possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen"

"Liberate Texas next -- they've got oil, too"

Libertard (libertarian or liberal + retard)

Libertarian Party Platform (three points on government)

"Libertarians: Against wars of aggression no matter who is president"

"Libertarians are anarchists with money"

"Libertarians are like Greek gods. They fight with each other all the time and nobody believes in them"

"Libertarians: Diligently plotting to take over the world and leave you alone"

"Libertarians when they discover they have a body part called the 'prostate' [screaming]"

"Libertarians when they find out they have an organ named the prostate" (joke)

"Libertarians when they realize they have an organ called the prostate" (joke)

"Libertarianism: The radical notion that other people are not your property"

Liberty Bonds

Liberty Cabbage (sauerkraut)

Liberty City

Liberty Cup (Columbia vs. Fordham)

"Liberty > Democracy"

"Liberty Guns Beer Tits" (LGBT)

"Liberty Guns Beer Titties" (LGBT)

"Liberty is a demand. Tyranny is submission"

"Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like"

"Liberty is the greater good"

Liberty Pole (and Battle of Golden Hill, 1770)

Liberty Sandwich (hamburger)

Liberty Steak (hamburger)

Liberty Tax (healthcare penalty to opt out)

Liberty (WNBA women's basketball team)

Libidiot (liberal + idiot)

Libnut (liberal + nut)

Library Lions (Patience and Fortitude; Lord Lenox and Lady Astor; Leo and Leonora)


Libshit (liberal + shit)

Libtard (liberal + retard)

Libturd (liberal + turd)

"Licensing: When government takes away your right to do something and sells it back to you"

"Lick it, Suck it, Swallow! Gotta love Tequila shots!"

Lick-log ("down to the lick-log" or "up to the lick-log")

"Lick the plate clean" (eat all of a dish)

"Licorice is just candy jerky"

"Licorice is the beef jerky of candy"

"Lie like a rug" (to always lie)

Lieberal (lie + liberal)

Liebor or Limor (London Interbank Offered Rate or Libor nickname)

Lience (lie + science); Lientist (lie+ scientist)

Lierus (lie + virus)

Liestrong (Livestrong nickname)

"Life ain't all burritos and strippers, my friend"

"Life and beer are very similar -- chill for best results"

"Life and beer are very similar. Chill for best results"

"Life and beer are very similar. For best results -- chill"

"Life and time are the two great teachers"

"Life begins after coffee"

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

"Life could be worse. Milk could have pulp"

"Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother"

"Life doesn't imitate art. It imitates bad television"

"Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon"

"Life gave me onions. Onionade sucks"

"Life gave me onions. Onionade tastes terrible"

"Life hack: Give yourself 8 - 12 hours of alone time in the morning to mentally prepare for the day"

"Life Hack: Put booze in a cough syrup bottle, and you can do shots at work"

"Life Hack: When cutting bagels, put your finger in the stabilization hole to keep it steady"

"Life happens. Alcohol helps"

"Life happens. Beer helps"

"Life happens. Chocolate helps"

"Life happens. Coffee helps"

"Life happens. Gin helps"

"Life happens. Tea helps"

"Life happens. Tequila helps"

"Life happens. Vodka helps"

"Life happens. Whiskey helps"

"Life happens. Whisky helps"

"Life happens. Wine helps"

"Life has its ups and downs. We call them squats"

"Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself"

"Life has two rules: #1 never quit, #2 always remember rule #1"

"Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things..." (Butch Hancock)

"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it"

"Life is a dance, from one stage to the next"

"Life is a game -- play it" ("What is life?" verses)

"Life is a gift. Live every day as a thank you note"

"Life is a marathon, not a sprint"

"Life is a soup and I'm a fork"

"Life is a tornado and I’m just a cow being spun around for cinematic value"

"Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee to wine time"

"Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee time to whiskey time"

"Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee to wine time"

"Life is beautiful. It's the system that's ugly"

"Life is better with dogs, coffee & music"

"Life is better with fresh baked cookies"

"Life is better with good coffee"

"Life is better with music, dogs & coffee"

"Life is just a bowl of cherries"

"Life is like a bowl of soup. You only get blown if you're hot"

"Life is like a box of chocolates. I don't have a box of chocolates"

"Life is like a box of chocolates. It doesn’t last as long for fat people"

"Life is like a box of chocolates. It has an expiration date"

"Life is like a box of chocolates. It sucks if you have diabetes"

"Life is like a box of chocolates. Not as fun with diabetes"

"Life is like a box of chocolates, the best ones are half-eaten"

"Life is like a chair, never trust a bird because the rock"

"Life is like a door, never trust a cow because the sun can't swim"

"Life is like a door, never trust a cow because the sun is a tomato"

"Life is like a door, never trust a cow because the sun is not a tomato"

"Life is like a doughnut. You're either in the dough or in the hole"

"Life is like a game of chess. I don't know how to play chess"

"Life is like a jar of jalapeños; What you do today may burn your ass tomorrow"

"Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes"

"Life is like a sandwich -- the more you add to it, the better it becomes"

"Life is like a sandwich -- you have to fill it with the best ingredients"

"Life is like a ten speed bike. Most of us have gears we never use"

"Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little"

"Life is like ice cream -- enjoy it before it melts"

"Life is like toilet paper. You're either on a roll or taking crap from some asshole"

"Life is like toilet paper. You're either on a roll or taking shit from some asshole"

"Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk"

"Life is short -- buy the shoes, drink the wine, order the dessert"

"Life is short -- eat dessert first!"

"Life's short. Eat more pie!" (Texas Pie Company in Kyle)

"Life is short. Make sure you spend as much time as possible arguing with strangers about politics"

"Life is short. Make sure you spend as much time as possible on the internet arguing"

"Life is the art of drawing without an eraser"

"Life is too precious to be sleeping with someone who trusts the government"

"Life is too short for fake butter, cheese or people"

"Life is too short to be sleeping with someone who trusts the government"

"Life is too short to drink cheap wine"

"Life is too short to drink the house wine"

"Life is too short to stay broke"

"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom"

"Life is too short to wake up in a bad mood. I save mine until I go to work"

"Life Is Uncertain -- Eat Dessert First!" (Buttercup Bake Shop)

"Life is what happens between coffee and wine"

"Life is what happens between coffee and wine"

"Life is what you bake it"

"Life is what you make it. I like to make bacon"

"Life is what you make it. So make bacon"

"Life isn't about finding yourself. It's about creating yourself"

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself"

"Life isn't all tacos and tequila. But it should be"

"Life isn't always tacos and margaritas. But it should be"

"Life isn't always tacos & tequila. But it should be"

"Life itself is a classroom and the lesson is always love"

"Life just handed me lemonade -- not sure what to do"

"Life Lesson #843: 'Analogy' is NOT the study of buttholes"

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of those who threaten it"

"Life needs more beer, bonfires and less drama"

"Life needs more slow dances in the kitchen"

"Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits"

"Life was simpler when we honored father and mother rather than all major credit cards"

"Life without geometry is pointless"

"Life without memes is memingless"

"Life would be better if more things were wrapped in bacon"

"Life's too short to live in Dallas"

"Life's too short to make another's shorter"

"Life’s too short to wake up in a bad mood. I save mine for when I get to work"

"Life’s too short to wake up in a bad mood. I save mine until I get to work"

"Lifetime warranties really mean the company’s lifetime, not yours"

"Lifetime warranty means the lifetime of the product, not your lifetime"

"Lift up the cow's tail and look the situation squarely in the face" (LBJ?)

"Lift your left leg up on December 31st at 11:59:59. Start the New Year off on the right foot"

"Light as air, stronger than whiskey, and cheap as dirt" (barbed wire)

"Light beer? What's next, non-addictive pain killers?"

"Lighting up the scoreboard" (scoring many points)

"Lightning bugs use their blinkers more than most drivers"

"Lightning may not strike twice, but tornadoes do"

"Lightning never strikes twice in the same place"

"Lights. Camera. Fiction!"

Lights Out NY

"Like a cheese stick" (misheard lyrics of "Like a G6")

"Like a good neighbor, stay over there"

"Like a kid in a candy store" (many temptations)

"Like a million bucks/dollars" (wonderful or excellent)

"Like a pork chop at a Bar Mitzvah" (out of place)

"Like butter!" ("Like buttah!")

"Like Grand Central Station" (congested with people)

"Like Grant took Richmond"

"Like many people, I sing in the car, but only when I put it in reverse. I'm a back up singer"

"Like nailing jelly to the wall" ("Like nailing jello to the wall")

"Like No Other Bagel in the World" (H & H Bagels)

"Like No Other Market" (Fairway)

"Like No Other Store in the World" (Bloomingdale's)

"Like painting the George Washington Bridge" (never-ending)

"Like riding a bike" (once learned, never forgotten)

"Like taking candy from a baby" (something easy)

"Like the pickle in my cheeseburger, I wanna take you out"

"Like white on rice"


"Lilt is a poor man's Orangina"

"Lilt is a poor man's Ting"

"'Climate change' happens 4 times each year. My favorite is the 'global warming' in late April"

Limbaugh Rule (vote for most conservative candidate in primary)

Limbaugh Theorem

Limestone Jesus (15 Central Park West)

Limousine Alley (56th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues)

Limousine Liberal

Lincoln Log Sandwich (hot dog with cream cheese)

Lindy Hop

"Line dancing was started by women waiting to use the bathroom"

Line Waiter (Queuer)

Linguinistics (linguine + linguistics)

Links of the Atlantic Cable (link sausage)

LINO (Latino In Name Only)

"Linux is for those who want to know why their computer works"

"Lions don't lose sleep over the opinions of sheep"

Lion's Head Meatballs

"Lions never lose sleep over the opinions of sheep"

"Lips that touch wine shall never touch mine"

Lipstick Building

Lipstick Index (Lipstick Indicator; Lipstick Theory)

"Lipstick on a corpse" (superficial attempt to make ugliness pretty)

"Lipstick on a pig" (superficial attempt to make ugliness pretty)

Liquid Gold (honey nickname)

Liquid Gold (maple syrup nickname)

Liquid Salad (gazpacho; Bloody Mary)

"Liquidity begets liquidity"

"Liquidity is only there when you don't need it"

"Liquor Guns Bacon Tits" (LGBT)

"Liquor in front, poker in rear" (bar sign)

"Liquor (noun): The glue holding this shitshow together"

"Liquor stores gotta start a rewards program, I know I'm due for a free pint"

"Liquor stores should have rewards programs"

Lirus (lie + virus)

"List of things I'm currently handling well: "

"List of things I'm currently handling well: 1. "

"List of things I'm currently handling well: 1. Coffee"

"List of things I'm currently handling well: 1. Coffee"

"List of things I'm handling well currently: 1. "

"List to last" (real estate adage)

"Listen in such a way that others love to speak to you"

"Listen this is a very simple concept: If it's not voluntary, it's tyranny"

Listicle (list + article)

Lite Guv or Lite Gov (lieutenant governor)

"Litter Stops Here"

Litterbug (Litter Bug)

Little Accra (University Heights, Bronx)

Little Afghanistan (Flushing, Queens)

Little Africa

Little Albania

Little Alsace of Texas (Castroville nickname)

Little Apple (Ithaca, New York)

Little Apple (Manhattan, Kansas)

Little Apple (Roosevelt Island)

Little Apple (Roosevelt Island, New York City)

Little Apple (Toronto, Canada)

Little Apple (Toronto, Canada nickname)

Little Apple (Yonkers, New York)

Little Armenia (Murray Hill)

Little Austin (Denton nickname)

Little Bangladesh

Little Beirut (Portland nickname)

Little Belgium

Little Berlin (Tompkins Square Park)

Little Bohemia

Little Brazil

Little Britain (West Village)

Little Broadway (White Street in TriBeCa)

Little Buckaroo or Little Wrangler (children; children's products; children's menus)

Little Caribbean (Flatbush, Brooklyn)

Little Chitaly (Little Italy + Chinatown)

Little Church Around the Corner

Little City Hall (community board)

Little Colombia (Chapinero or Chapinerito)

Little Cuba

Little D (Denton nickname)

Little Dominican Republic (Washington Heights and Inwood)

Little Dubai (Hudson Yards in Manhattan)

Little Easy (Mobile, Alabama nickname)

Little Easy (Oxford, Mississippi nickname)

Little Egypt (Astoria, Queens)

Little Flatiron Building (Herring Lock and Safe Company Building)

Little Fuzhou or Fuzhou Town (East Broadway, Manhattan; Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Little Germany (Kleindeutschland)

Little Ghana (Mount Hope, Bronx)

Little Guyana (Richmond Hill, Queens)

Little Haiti (Flatbush and Canarsie, Brooklyn)

Little Harlem & Little Latin America (Corona, Queens)

Little Havana (Miami) & Little Havana on the Hudson (Union City, New Jersey)

Little Hungary

Little India (East 6th Street in Manhattan)

Little India (Jackson Heights, Queens)

Little India (Lexington Avenue in Manhattan)

Little Ireland (New York City nickname)

Little Ireland (Woodlawn, Bronx)

Little Italy

"Little Johnny: Teacher, can I go to the bathroom?" (joke)

Little Kingston; Little Jamaica

"Little League keeps the kids out of the house"

Little Liberia

Little Manila

Little Mexico (Port Richmond, Staten Island)

Little Morocco (Astoria, Queens)

Little Necker (inhabitant of Little Neck, Queens)

Little Norway (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Little Odessa; Little Ukraine

Little Old New York

Little Pakistan (Midwood, Brooklyn)

Little Palestine (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

Little Panama (Crown Heights, Brooklyn)

Little Paris; Little France (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn)

Little Persia

Little Pittsburgh (East New York, Brooklyn)

Little Pittsburgh (Hunts Point, Bronx)

Little Poland (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Little Puerto Rico (Harding Park, Clason Point, Bronx)

Little Rumania

Little Satan (Israel); Big Satan or Great Satan (United States)

Little Senegal

Little Sleazers (Little Caesars nickname)

Little Spain

Little Sri Lanka (Tompkinsville, Staten Island)

Little Syria

Little Tibet or Himalayan Heights (Jackson Heights, Queens)

Little Tokyo (East Village)

Little Uzbekistan (Midwood, Brooklyn)

Little Venezuela

Little White House (Gracie Mansion)

Little Yemen (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

Little Yemen (Morris Park, Bronx)

"Live a Little Better" (LeFrak City)

"Live by the three, die by the three" (basketball adage)

"Live every day like it's a summer Friday"

"Live every day like it's Pretzel Day"

"Live every day like it's summer Friday"

"Live every day like it's Taco Tuesday"

"Live every Friday like it's a summer Friday"

"Live in New York, leave before you become hard. Live in California, leave before you become soft"

"Live in the know" (Wall Street Journal slogan)

Live It Fully Everyday ("life" backronym)

"Live Large. Think Big" (Dallas slogan)

"Live life today like there is no coffee tomorrow"

Live Music Capital of the World (Austin nickname)

"Live simply. Dream big. Be grateful. Give love. Laugh lots"

"Live simply so that others may simply live"

"Live Strong" (Lance Armstrong Foundation)

"Liver alone, cheese mine!"

Livermush (Liver Mush)

"Lives matter! If you need a color in front of those words, you're a racist"

"Living in America means calling the police could kill someone..."

Living Landmarks

Living Room Liberal

Living Room of Lincoln Center (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

"Living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world"

"Living under a rock" (uninformed)

"Living your life to the fullest does not have to involve hiking"

Llanoan (inhabitant of Llano)

Llanoite (inhabitant of Llano)

LMFMO (Laughing My Fucking Mask Off)

LMMO (Laughing My Mask Off)

"Lo mein is just Chinese spaghetti"

"Load your brain before you shoot off your mouth"

Loaded Potato Skins (Loaded Baked Potato)

Loan Shark

Loan Shark of Last Resort (International Monetary Fund of IMF nickname)

Loaner Jacket

"Loans and debts make worries and frets"

Lobbyist (Lobbying)

LoBro (Lower Broadway)

Lobster Fra Diavolo (Shrimp Fra Diavolo)

"Lobster is just a vehicle for butter"

Lobster Newberg (Lobster Newburg; Lobster Newburgh)

Lobster Palace

"Lobster rolls not gender roles"

Lobster Shift (Lobster Trick)

"Lobster tail and beer. Three of my favorite things"

"Lobster tail & beer. My three favorite things"

Lobster Trick (Lobster Shift)

Lobsterrific (lobster + terrific)

"Local advertising is sold, not bought"

"Local apartment building had only one opening left. It's last but not leased"

"Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher"

Localwashing (local + whitewash)

"Location! Location! Location!" (real estate adage)

"Lock 'em up"/"Hellview of Bellevue" (1961); "For You" (1973)

Lockport: Lock City (nickname)

"Locks are for honest people" (proverb)

"Locksmiths are key workers"

Locktail (lockdown + cocktail)

Locktail Hour (lockdown + cocktail hour)

Loco Foco Party

LoCo (Lower Congress Avenue, Austin)

LoCo (Lower Court) and 'Hoodwinked (Curbed.com contest)

LoDel (Below Delancey)

LoFo (low information voter)

Log Cabin Republicans

Log-rolling (Logrolling)

"Logan's Roadhouse is a poor man's Texas Roadhouse"



Lolbert (LOL + libertarian); Lolbertarian

Lolbertarian (LOL + libertarian); Lolbert

Loligarchy (lol + oligarchy)

Lollapalooza (Lallapalooza; Lollapaloosa; Lallapaloosa; Lolapalooza; Lalapalooza; Lolapaloosa)

"Lollipops are just you swallowing your flavored saliva"

Lollypop/Lollipop (2 Columbus Circle)

LoMo (Lower Morningside Heights)

London Broil

London Bullion Manipulation Association (London Bullion Market Association or LBMA nickname)

"London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful"

Lone Star Punch

Lone Star Series (Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers)

Lone Star Showdown (Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies)

Lone Star State (Texas nickname)

Lone Star Tick

"Loneliness is the ultimate poverty"

Lonely Seat (solo restaurant dining)

"Long ago, men cursed and beat the ground with sticks...today, it's called golf"

Long Depression (1873-1879)

Long Island Fail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island Frankfurter (long, thin AFL football)

Long Island Italian Gravy

Long Island: Largely Incompetent Rail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Long Island frankfurter (a long, thin football)

Long Island: Long Island Fail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Long Island Ice(d) Tea

Long Island: "Long Island implies the existence of Short Island"

Long Island: Long Island Snail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Long Island Snailroad (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: "Longuyland"

Long Island Snail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island Snailroad (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Strong Island (nickname)

Long Island: Wrong Island Fail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Wrong Island Failroad (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Wrong Island Rail Road (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Island: Wrong Island Railroad (Long Island Rail Road or LIRR nickname)

Long Jelly Roll (Short Jelly Roll)

"Long live cowboys"

"Long Live Longnecks" (Lone Star Beer slogan)

"Long pockets and short arms" (stingy)

"Long range shooting is like golf, but for men"

"Long range shooting -- it's like golf, but for men"

"Long story short... I need $1M"

"Long time between drinks"

Longest Main Street in the World (Highway 83, through Rio Grande Valley)

"Longest Running Show on Broadway" (Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade)

Longest Street in America (Broadway)

Longest Street in America (Broadway nickname)

Longhorn Iced Tea

Longhorn Speech (two points far apart & a lot of bull in between)

"LongHorn Steakhouse is a poor man's Texas Roadhouse"

Longhorn (University of Texas nickname)

Longhorns (chocolate, pecan and caramel candies)

Longviewite (inhabitant of Longview)

"Look at the orange mama laid" (orange marmalade)

"Look at the size of your liver compared to your heart. You're designed to drink more and care less"

"Look back and be grateful, look ahead and be hopeful, look around and be helpful"

"Look Better Naked" (David Barton Gym)

"Look for the Union Label" (1975)

"Look, I'm all for coloring books, but connect-the-dots? That's where I draw the line"

"Look in the mirror. That's your competition"

"Look, ma, no hands!" (riding phrase)

"Look to your right, look to your left -- one of them won't be here next year"

"Looking at the size of these chicken fingers, that chicken must have been 8 or 11 feet tall"

"Looking back, I wish I'd bought my baked beans online. Heinz site is a wonderful thing"

"Looking for a job is a full-time job"

"Looking Good, Feeling Good" (Ricky's)

"Looking like crap greatly increases your chances of seeing someone you know at the store by 90%"

"Looking like shit increases the chance of seeing someone you know at the shops by 90%"

"Looking like shit increases your chances of seeing someone you know at the store by 90%"

"Looks like my muffin top is turning into a pound cake"

"Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane" (good athlete, but poor player)

Loose Hamburger (Loose Burger; Loose Coney; Coney Hamburger; Coney Island Hamburger)

"Loose lips sink ships"

Loose-Meat Sandwich

"Lord, grant me the strength to open this jar without the aid of my husband..."

"Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I can't"

"Lord, help me to know what's cooking before it boils over"

"Lord, if I can't be skinny, please let all my friends be fat"

"Lord, whatever you’re baking outside, it’s done" (heat joke)

"Los Mets"

"Lose one's marbles" (to go crazy)

"Lose one's shirt" (become impoverished)

"Lose your opinion, not your money" (Wall Street adage)

"Losers quit when they're tired; winners quit when they've won"

Losership (loser + leadership)

"Losing hurts more than winning feels good"

"Losing weight should be like losing your virginity. Once you lose it you can never get it back"

Lost Borough (Yonkers)

"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for"

Lost Decade (2000-2009)

"Lost in Austin"

"Lost like a fat person at a salad bar"

"Lost the dressing room" (manager loses confidence of players)

Lotto: "Dollar and a Dream" & "Hey, You Never Know" & "You've Gotta Be In It To Win It"

Lou Gehrig's Disease; "Luckiest Man" speech

"Loud music puns are my forte"

"Loud pipes save lives" (motorcycle adage)

Loud & Tacky (Lord & Taylor nickname)

Louisiana: Pelican (nickname)

Lounge Lizards; Tea Hounds; Tango Pirates

Lousy Line or Lousy Local (L or LL subway line)

Lovable Losers (New York Mets; Chicago Cubs)

"Love bakes good cakes and brews good stews"

"Love deeply, eat well, laugh always, work hard, travel often"

"Love everyone, but hate the government they live under"

"Love everyone but hate the governments they live under"

Love Feast

Love Handle (fat at the waist)

"Love is ale we need" ("Love is ale you need")

"Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand"

"Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee"

"Love, like chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor"

Love-locking (Love Lock or Love Padlock)

"Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe"

"Love means nothing to a tennis player"

"Love, peace and chicken grease" ("Love, peace and taco grease")

"Love people, not things; use things, not people"

"Love the wine you're with"

"Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood"

Love Trade

Love Train (L subway line)

"Love your neighbor, but don't tear down your fence" (proverb)


"Lovely weather for ducks" (rain)

"Loving animals mean loving all animals, not just the ones we share our homes with"

"Loving animals means loving all animals, not just the ones we share our homes with"

"Low and slow" or "Slow and low" (barbecue motto/dogma)

"Low battery! Well apparently, you have enough battery to remind me every 2 seconds"

"Low-hanging fruit"

Low Information Voter (LIV)

Low Line

"Low man wins" (football adage)

"Low status people would love a social credit score because it obedience is one of the few metrics they can compete on"

"Low taxes are the result of low spending"

"Low value people love social credit because obedience is one of the few things they can be competitive with"

"Lower class: wife doesn’t work; Middle class: wife works; Upper middle class: wife doesn’t work"

Lower Eastpacking District (Lower East Side + Meatpacking District)

Lowflation (low + inflation)

LSD (Long Slow Distance)

"1st rule of family gatherings, always bring your own vehicle so you can leave when you want"

Lu Ann Platter & "Good Food From Good People" & "Tastes Like Texas, Feels Like Home" (Luby's)

Lubbock Clap

"Lubbock, Hub City of the Plains (slowest moving part of the wheel)"

"Lubbock is in the middle of everything" (joke)

"Lubbock Or Leave It"

Lubbock Stare

"Lubbock, Texas is so flat that if you stand on a penny you can see Dallas!"

Lubbockite (inhabitant of Lubbock)

"Luck is for losers" (sports adage)

"Luck is the residue of design" (Dodgers executive Branch Rickey)

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"

Luckenbach on the Llano (Castell nickname)

Lucky Family (Chinese dish)

Lufkinite (inhabitant of Lufkin)

Luggage On Tarmac (LOT Polish Airlines backronymic nickname)

"Lukewarm implies the existence of matthewwarm, markwarm and johnwarm"

Lulingite (inhabitant of Luling)

"Lullabuy of Broadway" (Milford Plaza)

"Lullaby of Broadway" (1935)

Lulu (or Looloo)

Lunacracy (lunatics/lunacy + democracy)

Lunatic Soup (alcoholic drink)

Lunch Break Rager

Lunch Break Rave

Lunch Wagon

"Lunchables are just American bento boxes"

"Lunchables are just charcuterie boards for kids"

"Lunchables are MREs for kids"

"Lunchables should really start making Breakfastables and Dinnerables so that I can stop cooking"


Lung Block

"Lungs of the City" (Central Park)

Lush Worker

"Lust in the Dust" (overly romantic western movie)

Luxury Liner Row

Lyanair or Lyinair or Lyingair (Ryanair nickname)

Lyinair or Lyanair or Lyingair (Ryanair nickname)

Lying Mainstream Media (LMSM)

Lyingair or Lyanair or Lyinair (Ryanair nickname)

ORIGINAL 9-11 SONG: "We Will Stand Together (United We Stand)"