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:
“Somewhere between a donut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
“Somewhere between a doughnut and a juice cleanse” (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP47 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP46 (7/13)
Entry in progress—BP45 (7/13)
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“Fine as cream gravy”

Cream Gravy

“All broth and no beans”

Tostada (Tostado)

Tortilla Soup or Sopa de Tortilla (Aztec Soup or Sopa Azteca)

Tacos de Trompo (Tacos Arabes)

Cowboys and Culture (Fort Worth slogan)

Texas Heart Shot (hunting shot)

“Acres and acres, and she’s all mine!” (Texas size joke)

“What’s the fastest way to the hospital?”/“Just say something bad about Texas!” (joke)

Rum Rita or Rumrita (cocktail)

Bat City (Austin nickname)

Texas Exit (traffic term)

Chili Gravy (Chile Gravy)

Egg Drop Soup (Egg Flower Soup)

Ten-Foot Cop (NYPD Mounted Unit)

“Where music still matters” (Waterloo Records slogan)

Texas of Russia (Russian Texas; Texas of the Soviet Union)

Texas of Germany (Bavaria nickname)

“We own the night” (Street Crimes Unit motto)


Texas of China (Szechuan/Sichuan province nickname)

Silver Alert 〈“Amber Alert” for seniors〉

Texas of Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul nickname)

Texas of South Africa (Vryburg, North West province nickname)

Texas of Costa Rica (Guanacaste province nickname)

Texas of Venezuela (Zulia state nickname)

Texas of Cuba (Camagüey province nickname)

Texas of Panama (Chiriqui province nickname)

“Keep Round Rock Mildly Unusual”

“Keep Georgetown Normal”

Food for the Gods

Stinkadena (Pasadena nickname)


“A community bound by books” (BookPeople slogan)

Chinese Hot Dog

Alamo City (San Antonio nickname)

“Courtesy, Service, Protection” (Texas Department of Public Safety motto)

“One from column A, one from column B” (Chinese menu ordering)

“Funny Name, Serious Sandwich” & “Just one sandwich…it’s that good!” (Schlotzsky’s slogans)

“Worst Bar-B-Q in Texas” (Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q slogan)

Texas Sheath Cake

Restaurant (Refectory)

Hello Dolly Squares (Hello Dolly Bars; Hello Dolly Cookies; Hello Dolly Cake; Hello Dollies)

Oscar (Academy Award)

Sundown Town

Muffuletta (Muffaletta; Mufalatta; Muff Sandwich)


Yellow Velvet (corn and squash dish)

Texas Hat Trick (four goals by a player in an ice hockey game)

Texas North or Texas of the North or North Texas (Alberta province nickname)

Six-Man Football

Big Apple on New Year’s Eve Ball at One Times Square (1981-1988)

Houston North or Houston of the North or Little Houston (Calgary nickname)

Atomic Buffalo Turds or ABTs (bacon-wrapped stuffed jalapeños)

Taco Truck (Taco Trailer)

Pambazo (bread and sandwich)

Dragon Turds (bacon-wrapped stuffed habaneros)

Cantina (Cantinera)

Military City, USA (San Antonio nickname)

“Home of the free 72-oz. steak” (Big Texan Steak Ranch in Amarillo)

City Under Seven Flags (Laredo nickname)

Six Flags Over Texas

Mission City (San Antonio nickname)

San Anto (“San Antonio” in Chicano slang)


Six Shooter Junction

Ghost Voting (Button Punching; Button Pushing)

Gunspoint or Gangspoint (Greenspoint District, Houston nickname)

Mother-in-Law of the Army (San Antonio nickname)

“Where Sunshine Spends the Winter” (San Antonio, El Paso, Rio Grande Valley slogan)

Space City, USA (Houston nickname)

Texasing (“Texas” as a verb)

“Second toughest job in America” (NYC mayor)