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 07, 2006
Texas Stop Sign (Dairy Queen)

In 1999, Dairy Queen advertised itself as a “Texas stop sign.”


Urban Dictionary
Texas stop sign
n. a Dairy Queen restaurant
tounge-in-cheek slang common among Texas transplants
by wayfarer Providence, Rhode Island, USA Apr 27, 2005 email it

Google Groups: alt.culture.military-brats
From:  MCMBRAT
Date:  Sat, Mar 27 1999 12:00 am

>Come on Marilyn, tell the truth, Dairy Queen is a Texas stop sign.

Google Groups: alt.penpals.forty-plus-yrs
From:  Derek
Date:  Sun, Jun 6 1999 12:00 am

W J Becker wrote:

> In my recent travels across the southern part of the U.S., I saw a
> billboard that said, “ Texas stop sign is Dairy Queen sign… so stop on
> by”.

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • (0) Comments • Monday, August 07, 2006 • Permalink