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.

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Entry from June 06, 2016
“A belt made of dollar bills would be a waist of money”

The term “a waste of money” has a popular pun:

“A belt made of dollar bills would be a waist of money”

The pun “waist of money” was used in the 19th century. “A belt made of dollar bills would be a waist of money” was cited on Twitter on November 14, 2009.


Twitter
Capen Apple
‏@Crapple
@AcindyEli @killtron A belt made of dollar bills would be a waist of money. A flask is a wise investment.
2:21 PM - 14 Nov 2009

Twitter
Pud
‏@OorPud
I bought a belt made entirely from five pound notes.
It was a waist of money
7:17 AM - 11 Mar 2010

Twitter
jmsdchrty
‏@HotCyder
Just bought a belt made of dollar bills. What a waist of money.
9:03 AM - 7 Aug 2010

Twitter
Renz
‏@deRENI
A belt made of 1000 Naira notes? Wow, what a waist of money.
1:44 PM - 19 Feb 2011

reddit
I bought a belt made of hundred dollar bills (self.dadjokes)
submitted August 1, 2015 by hitlers-wet-dream
It was a waist of money

reddit
What do you call a belt made of dollar bills?
submitted May 28, 2016 by kiwi-ish
A waist of money.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Monday, June 06, 2016 • Permalink