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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“The only job where you can start at the top is the job of digging a hole”

Banksta (Bankstaz or Bankstas)

Paperbug or Paper Bug (paper money enthusiast)

Goldbug or Gold Bug (gold enthusiast)

Silverbug or Silver Bug (silver enthusiast)

Hipchester (Williamsburg and Greenpoint)

United Snakes (United States nickname)

Amerikkka or AmeriKKKa (America + Ku Klux Klan)


“Trade the first day, and stay away”

“Twitter makes you love people you’ve never met; Facebook makes you hate people you actually know”

“The investor’s advocate” (Securities and Exchange Commission slogan)

Media Doesn’t Matter (Media Matters nickname)

CODESTINK or Code Stink (CODEPINK or Code Pink nickname)

Disassociated Press (Associated Press nickname)

Associated Depressed (Associated Press nickname)

“When school districts start firing assistant football coaches, that’s a lean budget”

Bwanker (banker + wanker)

Crapitalism (crap + capitalism); Crapitalist (crap + capitalist)

Crashiversary (crash + anniversary)

“Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark…”

“If you don’t hit the reader between the eyes in your first sentence, there’s no need to write more”

Youthquake or Youth Quake (youth + earthquake)

Static Island (static + Staten Island)

“Gratitude is for favors yet to be received”

National Pubic Radio (NPR or National Public Radio nickname)

“I’d rather be fishing”

Paul and Paulette Revere (names for patriots)

“Cooking is an art, baking is a science”

ICE (Income, Credit and Equity)

“Where Weird Meets Western” (Rodeo Austin slogan)

“The rent is too damn high!” (political party slogan and name)

“Demography is destiny”

Poliwood (politics + Hollywood)

Shittybank or Shitty Bank or Shitibank (Citibank nickname)

PIMPCO (PIMCO nickname)

Fleabay (eBay nickname)

“Let them eat iPad”

Prostitution Park (Crispus Attucks Park)

Mickey D’s (McDonald’s nickname)

Tarzhay or Tarjay (Target nickname)

“Truth has no agenda”

Beeramisu (beer + tiramisu)

Weakly Standard (Weekly Standard nickname)

“Winner, winner, chicken dinner”

Q-Head (barbecue enthusiast)

“If a barbecue place has a drive-through, it probably isn’t good”

Bank Holiday

Bank Run (“run on the bank”)

“Money goes where money is”


“Hack in black (robes)” (activist judge)

Joos (spelling of “Jews”)

“We eat with our eyes first”

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know”

Queen City of the Rio Grande (Del Rio nickname)

“Preach to the choir” (“Preach to the converted”)

Greeniac (green + maniac)

“Text without context is pretext”

PIIGS (Portugal + Italy + Ireland + Greece + Spain)

Fedcrat or Feducrat (federal government + bureaucrat)

BRIC (Brazil + Russia + India + China)

“Only a buzzard feeds on its friends”

CICINO (Commander-In-Chief In Name Only)

Muzztard or Muztard (Muslim/Muzzie + retard)

Texas Breakfast

Edumacation (jocular spelling of “education”)

Badgehole (SXSW festival nickname)

“The toughest fades are the best trades”

“No blood for oil”

On the Rocks (served over ice)

Straight Up (undiluted)

Dead President (paper money)

Al-Reuters or Al Reutzeera (Reuters nickname)

Beverly Hills of the East Coast (Malba, Queens)

“I long for the day when we have to run bake sales to raise money for bombs”

Bake Sale

Rectum Rocket (White Castle hamburger nickname)

Belly Bomb or Belly Bomber (White Castle hamburger nickname)


Crapweasel (Crap Weasel)

Criminal Front Group Media Matters (Media Matters nickname)

“Kick ass and take names” (“Kicking ass and taking names”)

Planned-opolis (planned metropolis)

Taco Hell (Taco Bell nickname)

Taco Smell (Taco Bell nickname)

Pizza Slut (Pizza Hut nickname)

Toxic Hell (Taco Bell nickname)

Fake News Channel (Fox News Channel nickname)

“The large print giveth and the small print taketh away”

Spring Egg; Spring Egg Hunt/Roll (Easter Egg; Easter Egg Hunt/Roll)

Godman Shafts or Goldman Shafts (Goldman Sachs nickname)