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 22, 2017
“Paper money is cold hard cash. A credit/debit card is hold card cash”

Paper money is “cold hard cash.” A credit/debit card is “hold card cash.” The line was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on AUgust 23, 2017:

“paper money: **cold hard cash**. credit/debit card: **hold card cash**.”

The consonant reversal was recorded in the book Speech Errors as Linguistic Evidence (1973) by Victoria A. Fromkin.


Google Books
Speech Errors as Linguistic Evidence
Edited by Victoria A. Fromkin
The Hague: Mouton
1973
Pg. 245 (Consonant Reversals):
cold hard cash hold card cash

Twitter
Levi Hansen‏
@lettuceaswell
Or maybe some hold card cash is more your style #AnnouncementTroubles
8:43 PM - 29 May 2012

Twitter
James Cox‏
@jcoxwriter
@b0ringtweets I just said “hold card cash” instead of “cold hard cash”. My work mates fell about. #WhatsHeOn
5:33 AM - 27 Nov 2014

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
paper money: **cold hard cash**. credit/debit card: **hold card cash**.
submitted August 23, 2017 by fyrehound

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Tuesday, August 22, 2017 • Permalink