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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Texas Haircut (financial term)


“The vice presidency isn’t worth a pitcher of warm spit” (John Nance Garner to Lyndon B. Johnson)

“Never make a speech at a country dance or a football game”

“Good thing we’ve still got politics in Texas - finest form of free entertainment ever invented”

“I dearly love the state of Texas, but I consider that a harmless perversion on my part…”

“Crazy as a peach orchard boar” (“Madder than a peach orchard boar”)

“Maid in the living room, cook in the kitchen, whore in the bedroom” (Jerry Hall)

Golden Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)

Texas Trio (steak, chicken, shrimp)

Texas Cannonballs (black stuffed olives)

Corn Dog Shrimp (Corndog Shrimp)

Dellionaire (Dell computer millionaire)

“Cattle come first, then men, then horses, then women”

“My cow died last night, so I don’t need your bull”

“Meanwhile, back at the ranch”

Calf Slobber (Calf Slobbers)

“This is unparalyzed in the state’s history” (Gib Lewis)

Bum Steer

Austintatious (Austin-tatious)

Texas Tough (Texas criminal justice)

“Some Village in Texas Is Missing Its Idiot”

Whenever (W subway line)


Texas Peach Cobbler

Mexi-Skins (potato skins)

Tres Leches (three milks cake)

Texas Leica

Sometimes Islands (Lake Travis)

Home of Hilton’s First Hotel (Cisco slogan)

Texas Rose (cocktail)

Texas Rose (onion appetizer)

French Fried Onion Rings

Swankienda (swanky + hacienda)

Ranchburger (ranch house)

Dollars, Taxes (Dallas, Texas)

Margarita Cheesecake

40 Acres (University of Texas at Austin)

“The sun has riz, the sun has set, and here we is in Texas yet”

“Nipples to the wind”

Third Smallest Town in Texas (fictitious Tuna, Texas slogan)

Tex Appeal

Red Velvet Cake

“Always Real, Always Harlem” (Coca-Cola slogan)



Fluff Duff

Chow Chow

Tamale Town; Tamaleville (San Antonio nicknames)

Chile Stand (Chili Stand); Tamale Stand

“Cry calf rope” (or “Holler calf rope” or “Yell calf rope”)

“If the good Lord’s willin’ (and the creeks don’t rise)”

City of the Violet Crown (Austin nickname)

“Other states were carved or born, Texas grew from hide and horn” (Berta Hart Nance)

“Boy, Hidy!” (or “Boy, Howdy!”)

“Keep Lubbock Flat”

“Lubbock Or Leave It”

“The only people who put ketchup on hot dogs are mental patients and Texans”

“Keep Dallas Pretentious”

“Houston. It’s Worth It”

“Don’t Mess With Texas—We’re Armed”

“And the horse you rode in on”

“What Starts Here Changes the World” (University of Texas)

Texas Triangle (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)

Texas Three-Step (Dallas, Houston, San Antonio)