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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“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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Chupacabra or Chupacabras (goat-sucker)

Ta-kill-ya (tequila)

Salty Dog (cocktail)

Tequila Salty Dog (Perro Salado)

Friendly City (Amarillo nickname)

“Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana” (Baylor University motto)


“Come on Vacation, Leave on Probation”

“Difference between dead armadillo and dead lawyer in road? The armadillo has skid marks in front!”

Banana Split

Mexican Banana Split

Texas Three-Kick Rule (lawyer joke)

“The town which can’t support one lawyer can always support two lawyers” (LBJ)

“Too thin to plow, too thick to drink” (Rio Grande)

“The only river wet on one side and dry on the other” (Rio Grande during Prohibition)

SoLa (South Lamar Boulevard, Austin)

Jack Heights (Jackson Heights)

Hell Square

NoMaS (North of Madison Square Park)

“We don’t dial 911”

“Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” (“Save a Horse, Mount a Cowboy”)

Peace Pentagon (339 Lafayette Street)

Hick Hop

Jezebel Sauce

Cosmic Cowboy (cocktail and song)

Batini (official Austin cocktail)

“Change planes in Dallas” (where a Texan going to heaven or hell goes first)

Houston Roll (sushi)

Texification/Texify (Texafication/Texafy)

“HI, HOW ARE YOU” (Daniel Johnston artwork)

Treaty Oak (of Austin)

“Ingredients for Life” & “Your Remarkable Store” (Randalls slogans)

“An atheist is a man who buys a ticket to the Notre Dame-SMU game and doesn’t care who wins”

“You can trust your car to the man who wears the star” (Texaco ad jingle)

Shootout (an athletic competition, such as the “Red River Shootout”)

Texas Mile (country mile)

County Attorney or District Attorney (son-of-a-gun stew)

“Hair, Horns and Holler” (ingredients of a cowboy stew)

“Bring it on!” (“Bring ‘em on!”)

“You can board a train at dawn and, twenty-four hours later, still be in Texas”

“TCU is like a cockroach” (UT football coach Darrell K. Royal)

See Texas First (See America First)

False Alarm Chili (1-Alarm Chili; 2-Alarm Chili; 3-Alarm Chili)

Texas Fairy Tale (“Y’all ain’t gonna believe this” instead of “Once upon a time”)

Texas Bubble Gum Machine (police car)

Donkey Tails (hot dogs with cheddar cheese in a tortilla, then fried)

Beirut or Bar Ridge (Bay Ridge)

RAMBO (Right After Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

Kerrvert or Kervert (Kerrville resident or Kerrville folk festival enthusiast)

Beer Bread

Texas Coleslaw (Texas Cole Slaw)

“Fellow-countrymen, follow me to yonder saloon!” (shortest-ever Texas political speech?)

“Honk if I’m an Aggie” (bumper sticker)

Border Burger (South of the Border Burger; Tex-Mex Burger)

Second Biggest Paris in the World (Second Largest Paris in the World)

Toughest Town in Texas (Luling slogan)

Baghdad-on-the-Bayou (New Orleans nickname)

Bayou City (Houston nickname)

Baghdad-on-the-Bayou (Houston nickname)

Wheatheart of the Nation (Perryton slogan)

“Texas is a state of mind. Texas is an obsession.” (John Steinbeck)

Minnesota Strip (Eighth Avenue, near Port Authority Bus Terminal)

Yankee Dime (a kiss)

Late Train (post-election political contributions)

“Where was Jesus born?” (Palestine, Texas joke)

Texas Death Match (wrestling)

Big Hair House

Dallas Palace

Texas Tuscan (architecture)

Staten Italy (Staten Island + Italy)

Asstros (Houston Astros baseball team unofficial nickname)

Chopped & Screwed or Screwed & Chopped (Houston-based hip-hop)

“When you die, you go to Willie Nelson’s house” (Austin musician saying)

“Since Christ was a cowboy” (“Since Jesus was a cowboy”)

“Lear jet needs fuel” or “Lear jet out of fuel” (Austin panhandler sign)

Oklahoma Guarantee

“Let’s have a level playing field”

“Let he who is without stock cast the first rock” (Governor Preston E. Smith)

Little Liberia

Texas Shootout or Texas Showdown (buy/sell agreement)

“Bubba likes it” (Lone Star Cafe slogan)

“Drink. Drive. Go to Jail.” (TxDOT slogan)

“Fuck Texas”

“Fuck Y’all, I’m from Texas” (“Fuck You, I’m from Texas”)

“Tuck Fexas”

Boot Hill (cemetery for those who “died with their boots on”)

“Git-R-Done” or “Git-‘er-Done” (“Git-R-Dun,” “Git-‘er-Dun,” “G.E.D.”)

“Houston Proud”

Norwegian Capital of Texas (Clifton nickname)

Cheeseburger Capital of Texas (Friona nickname)

“If you think you can, you can” (Mary Kay Ash?)


Great Wall of Texas (border wall)

Club Sandwich (Club House Sandwich; Clubhouse Sandwich)

Pecos Bill (legendary superhuman cowboy)

Cuban Hamburger (Frita)

Kemp Morgan (legendary superhuman oil driller)

Texsucks (Texsux)

Dallass (Dallas nickname)

Big Sandy (Belmont Park nickname)

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