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.

Recent entries:
“All my life I thought air was free…until I bought a bag of chips” (10/1)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (10/1)
“If in doubt, go half” (investment adage) (10/1)
“All bets are off in bankruptcy” (9/30)
Original Six (six oldest NHL teams) (9/30)
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"Ugliest, filthiest, shittiest city in the world" (Henry Miller)

ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure)

Unbanking (Unbanked)

Unbought and Unbossed

Uncle Fedster (Uncle Sam + Fedster)

Uncle Sam's Canoe Club (United States Navy nickname)

Uncle Sam's Confused Group (United States Coast Guard or USCG backronym)

Uncle Sam's Misguided Children (United States Marine Corps or USMC nickname)

Uncle Sam's Motorcycle Club ("USMC" backronym)

Uncle Sam's Mountain Climbers ("USMC" backronym)

Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet ("U.S. Army" backronym)

Uncle Sam Day

Uncle Sam (summary)

Uncle Scam (Uncle Sam + scam)

Uncle Sugar (Uncle Sam + sugar daddy)

UnConvention Center (Pier 94)

Underbanking (Underbanked)

"Underpromise and overdeliver" (business adage)

Undertow Election

Underwater Basket Weaving (easy, nonsense college course)

Underwear Olympics (NFL scouting combine for draft prospects)

"Under capitalism, man exploits man; under communism, it is the other way around''

Under Staffed, Can't Go (United States Coast Guard or USCG backronym)

Under Surveillance Always ("USA" backronym)

"Under the table" (secretly or covertly, often said of a payment)

Undocumented Democrat (illegal alien nickname)

Unicorn Farts (imaginary clean energy source)

Union des Bandits Suisses (UBS nickname)

Unique by Nature (McKinney slogan)

Unique Dining Capital of Texas (Roanoke nickname)

Unique New York (tongue twister)

United Bank of Swindlers or Union Bank of Swindlers (UBS nickname)

United Nuts (United Nations nickname)

United Package Smashers or United Parcel Smashers (United Parcel Service or UPS nickname)

United Snakes (United States nickname)

United Stasi of America ("USA" backronym)

United We Stand (9-11 slogan)

University in Exile (New School for Social Research)

University of Havana-North (Columbia University)

University of Life

University of Science, Music and Culture ("USMC" backronym)

University of Texas at Omaha

"Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going"

Unlimited Shit and Mass Confusion ("USMC" backronym)

Unring the Bell (impossibility of taking back a statement or action)

"Unsustainable is the new normal" ("Fiscal crisis is the new normal")

Untaper

Unwashed ("the great unwashed")

Un-American Statesman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)

"Un cuadrangular en sabor (A home run of flavor)" (El Nuevo Caridad restaurant)

Un-Texas (Austin nickname)

UpChuck E. Cheese or Upchucky Cheese (Chuck E. Cheese's nickname)

Uplift Town (McLean nickname)

Upper Ten (Thousand)

Upper West Fest

Upstate Manhattan (Washington Heights & Inwood)

Uptowner

Uptown Arts Stroll

"Uptown, not uptight and decidedly New York" (Le Parker Meridien)

"Up a staircase, down an elevator" (Wall Street adage)

Up or Down Vote (thumbs up or thumbs down)

Urban Harvest

Urban Jungle; Concrete Jungle; Asphalt Jungle

Urban Ranger

Urinalist (urine/urinal + journalist)

USAtheist (USA + atheist)

Useful Idiot

Useless Nations (United Nations nickname)

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without"

USSA (United Socialist States of America or United States of Socialist America)

U.S. Chamber of Crony Capitalism (U.S. Chamber of Commerce nickname)

UTEP Two-Step (basketball dribble)

Utica: Chicken Riggies

Uvaldean (inhabitant of Uvalde)

U Signed the Motherfucking Contract ("USMC" backronym)

U Suckers Missed Christmas ("USMC" backronym)

U. S. Open (tennis)