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:
“What looks like half an apple?"/"The other half.” (10/20)
“Why is food better than men?"/"Because you don’t have to wait an hour for seconds.” (10/20)
“Trains are just boring rollercoasters” (10/20)
“What has no legs, but can do a split?"/"A banana.” (10/20)
“My landlord wanted to come talk to me about the high heating bill. I said, ‘My door’s always open’’ (10/20)
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 November 04, 2006
“If a man can’t curse his friends, whom can he curse?” (Sam Houston)

"If a man can’t curse his freinds, whom can he curse?” is allegedly a typical Texan sentiment from Sam Houston.


August 1869, Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, South-Western Slang, pg. 125:
As a specimen of Texas ingenuity, or rather perverseness of imagination, take its code of morals, which is embraced in two saying. The first is, “Revolvers make all men equal;” and the second is the famous utterance of Houston, “If a man can’t curse his friends, whom can he curse?”

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Saturday, November 04, 2006 • Permalink