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:
“Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds…” (12/19)
“Never mix the grape and the grain” (drinking adage) (12/19)
“My mother taught me about the science of osmosis—‘Shut your mouth and eat your supper!‘“ (12/19)
“Yo mama’s so stupid, she asked for a price check at the 99-cent store” (12/18)
“In a dog-eat-dog market, get yourself a big dog” (12/18)
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Birdseed or Bird Seed (children’s trail mix)

Gorp (Granola, Oats, Raisins, Peanuts; Good Old Raisins and Peanuts)

Trail Mix

Marguery Sauce (Filet of Sole Marguery)

Melt (Tuna Melt; Patty Melt; Fatty Melt)

Turbaconducken (Turducken wrapped in bacon)

Choup (Chowder + Soup)

Chinese Chews

Pizza Margherita (Pizza Margarita)

London Broil

Chewing Gum

Cocktail Hour

Cocktail Party

Mongolian Barbecue

“Dragged through the garden” (hot dog with everything on it)

Hangover (Hang-over)

“Crying all the way to the bank” ("Laughing all the way to the bank")

“The race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong, but that’s the way to bet”

Speakeasy (Speak-easy)

Dive Bar (Dive)

“One for the money, two for the show, three to make ready, and four to go”

“Don’t call us, we’ll call you” (entertainment saying)

Blind Pig

Blind Tiger

“You can’t be too rich or too thin”

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen”

“A recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression is when you lose your job”

“If money can fix a problem, then it really isn’t a problem”

“Out to lunch”

Deep Pockets ("short arms and deep pockets")

East Jesus (any remote town, but often associated with Texas)

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

“An apple for (the) teacher” (apple-polisher)

“From soup to nuts”

Republic of Brooklyn

Liar’s Ball (Real Estate Board of NY annual banquet)

Wild West (Wild Wild West)

Wild and Woolly

“Pretty please, with sugar on top”

“Desserts” is “stressed” spelled backward

“The Chicken and the Pig” (lessons in commitment from bacon/ham and eggs)

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor; rich is better”

“I couldn’t have done it without the players” (Yankees manager Casey Stengel)

“Close, but no cigar”

“The show must go on” (show business adage)

“I’d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy”

“As American as apple pie”

Sazerac (cocktail)

“Beer before liquor, never sicker; Liquor before beer, never fear”

“Beer before wine, you’ll feel fine; Wine before beer, you’ll feel queer”

Soup-and-Fish (a dinner suit)

“In the red” (loss) & “In the black” (profit); Red Ink & Black Ink

“No good deed goes unpunished (in Washington)”

“A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money”

Cracker Jack (Crackerjack)

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Alexander/Gin Alexander/Brandy Alexander/Coffee Alexander (cocktail)

Mother Merrill (Merrill Lynch nickname)

Root Beer

Busboy or Bus Boy ("busing” tables)

Sicilian Pizza

Half-and-Half Pizza

Marble Cake

Lady Baltimore Cake (Lord Baltimore Cake)

Grandma Pizza

Birch Beer

“Hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk”

“That’s the way the cookie crumbles”

“Spend like drunken sailors” ("Spend like a drunken sailor")

World Capital of Capital (World Capital of Capitalism)

Sport Pepper

“Elections have consequences”

Gimlet (cocktail)

“Money, Marbles and Chalk” ("Money, Marbles or Chalk")

“A lick and a promise”

“If I tell you a hen dips snuff, you can look under its wing”

Domino (to give birth)

“If you owe a bank thousands, you have a problem; owe a bank millions, the bank has a problem”