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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German Belt

Terrace Envy (Terrace Guilt)

Big Scrapple (Philadelphia nickname)

Yankee Stadium Big Boy (Mike’s Deli sandwich)

Green Falafel

Bánh Mì (Vietnamese sandwich)

Panini (sandwich)

Liberty City


Blintze (Blintz; Blin)

Pistolette or Pistolet (French roll for Cajun sandwich)

Cinco de Mayo (fifth of May)

Maque Chou (Maque Choux; Maquechou; Maquechoux)

Etouffee (Crawfish Étouffée)

Rubber Room


“Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Tacos”

Drunken Egg Cream (Kahlua Egg Cream)

Bonehead Play or Boner (“Merkle’s Boner”)

Barbecue Syndrome (Hamburger Disease: Barbecue Season Syndrome; Backyard Barbecue Syndrome)

Tacos Ahogados (drowned tacos or drowning tacos)

“Don’t sell America short”

Piragua (Puerto Rican snow cone)

Tweeding or Tweeded (after William M. Tweed)

OuterB or Outerb (Outer Borough)

FoHi (Forest Hills)

Great God Beef Dish (chicken fried steak)

Luckenbach on the Llano (Castell nickname)

Houston Comical (Houston Chronicle nickname)

Austin Comical (Austin Chronicle nickname)

Houston Pest (Houston Post nickname)

Crumblin’ (Crumble-In)

Hamlet on the Hudson (Hamlet of the Hudson)

“America’s Motor Lunch” & “A Tasty Meal Served at Your Wheel” (Pig Stand slogans)

Swamp Pie

“Lubbock, Hub City of the Plains (slowest moving part of the wheel)”

Hub of the Plains (Lubbock nickname)

Herroner (her honor)

“Bottle of Pearl, please!” (Pearl Beer slogan)

Texas Hot Peanuts

Crazy Rasberry Ant (Rasberry Ant; Crazy Ant; Caribbean Crazy Ant)

“We Buy Ugly Houses” (HomeVestors slogan)

“World’s Greatest Hamburgers” (Fuddruckers slogan)

Juice Box (Minute Maid Park nickname)

NoDo (Houston’s North of Downtown area)

SoFlo (South Flores Street, San Antonio)

Osgood Pie (Oh-So-Good Pie; Allgood Pie)

SoSo (South of Southtown, San Antonio)

Three Sisters or Twisted Sisters or 100-Mile Loop (RR335, RR336, RR337)

Roller Coaster

Lone Star Series (Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers)

Sinkhole de Mayo (May 2008 sinkhole in Daisetta)

Triple Bypass Tour (Lockhart’s Black’s Barbecue, Kreuz Barbecue, Smitty’s Market)

Saigon (Seguin nickname)

Southwaste (for “southwest”)

Southworst (for “southwest”)

Devil’s Backbone

“Fried catfish is the other white meat”

Baylor Bubble

Tall City (Midland nickname)

Sand and Jello (San Angelo nickname)

River City (San Antonio nickname)

Lubbock Stare

City of Live Oaks and Friendly Folks (slogan of both League City and Pleasanton)

Texas Holey Rock (honeycomb limestone)

Super Drum or Superdrum (Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center, UT-Austin)

“Low and slow” or “Slow and low” (barbecue motto/dogma)

Helium City or Helium Capital of the World (Amarillo nickname)

San Francisco of the South (Austin nickname)

“Two and barbecue”

“Rootin’ Tootin’ Shootin’” (“Rootin’ Shootin’ Tootin’ Man From Texas”)

Veer (football offensive formation)

Texas University (t.u.)

BAMBI (Beyond Allen Manhattan Bridge Intersection)

“Yada, Yada, Yada” (“Yadda, Yadda, Yadda”; “Yatata, Yatata, Yatata”)


Texas Sausage Trail

Texas BBQ Trail

Birthplace of the Lone Star Flag (Montgomery slogan)

Ice Cream Soda

Mistakesman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)

Spaceman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)

Prisonville (Raymondville nickname)

Whole Wallet (Whole Foods nickname)

Fun Central (Arlington slogan)

Horrible Horseshoe & Hogan’s Alley (Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth)

Land Between the Lakes (Steiner Ranch slogan)

Houston Lite or Baby Houston

G-Town (Galveston nickname)

Grand Canyon of Texas (Palo Duro Canyon nickname)

“Strike the next question” (Texas lawyer joke)

Jewel of the Texas Panhandle (Santa Fe Railroad Building in Amarillo)

Jewel of the Highland Lakes (Lake Travis)

Jewel of the Corridor (San Marcos slogan)

Jewel of the Forest (Jasper slogan)

Jewel in the Valley Crown (McAllen slogan)

Jewel of the Texas Hill Country (Fredericksburg slogan)

Heart of the Hills (Kerrville slogan)

Seinfeld Session

“A conscience is like a boat or a car. If you feel you need one, rent it” (J.R. on Dallas tv series)

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