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.

Recent entries:
“You can’t tax your way to prosperity. You can’t bomb your way to security. And you can’t ban your way to liberty” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to security” (4/21)
“You can’t bomb your way to democracy” (4/21)
“You can’t ban your way to freedom” (4/21)
“If you can’t expose crime in the government, you don’t really have a government. You have a dictatorship…” (4/21)
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Berkeley-on-the-Brazos (UT-Austin nickname)

Harvard-on-the-Brazos (Baylor, Texas A&M nickname)

Moscow-on-the-Brazos (Austin nickname)

People’s Republic of Austin (Austin nickname)

Blueberry in the Tomato Soup (Austin political nickname)

“Feed a pigeon, breed a rat”

Un-Texas (Austin nickname)

“Keep Dallas Plastic”

Texas Fizz (cocktail)

Harvard on the Border (UTEP nickname)

Harvard on the Neches (Lamar University nickname)

Harvard on the Highway (San Jacinto College nickname)

Harvard of the South (Rice University nickname)

Allergy Capital of the World (Austin nickname)

Shrimp Scampi

“Perseverance and sweet oil”

Free Lunch

“No more free lunch!” (Fiorello La Guardia)

Baja Oklahoma

“Keep Abilene Boring”


“A Texan is a Mexican who couldn’t swim to Oklahoma” (dirty joke definition)

Nuclear Taco

“Keep Houston Dirty”

Yeehaw (Yee-ha; Yee-haw)

Spring Forward, Fall Back

Malfunction Junction (College Station)

Do Texas Different (El Paso slogan)


“It’s the last thing you take off and the first thing that is noticed” (cowboy hat)

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction”


“There never was a horse that couldn’t be rode or a man that couldn’t be throwed” (Will James)

“A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse”

Irish Coffee (Gaelic Coffee)

Westside Manhattan (cocktail)

Poor Boy (four lane undivided highway)

Poor Boy Sandwich (Po’ Boy Sandwich)

Cowboy Boots

Condo Coast


“Turn Around, Don’t Drown” (flash flood warning)

Texicali (Texicalli)

Mexicali (Mexicalli)

Texass (“The jackass is the finest flower of Texass”—Groucho Marx)

“Nacogdoches is full of roaches” (Groucho Marx)

Queso Fries

Condotel (condo + hotel)


Presidential Corridor

Red Ass

“Keep Texas Wild”