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 April 01, 2013
“Friendly as a Texas smile”

"Friendly as a Texas smile” is mentioned in the Cool Slang website, but the saying isn’t very old. “Friendship” has been the official Texas state motto since 1930. “Friendly as a Texas Smile” has been cited in print since only about 2008.

Other Texas “friendly” expressions include “Texas friendly spoken here,” “Friendly City” (Amarillo nickname) and “Friendly City” (Austin nickname).


The Handbook of Texas Online
STATE MOTTO. The word Friendship was adopted as the Texas state motto by the Forty-first Texas Legislature in February 1930. The word was probably chosen because the name Texas or Tejas was the Spanish pronunciation of a Caddo Indian word sometimes translated to mean “friends” or “allies.”

Friends of Couples resorts
ComfyNumb
Aug 19 08 3:18 PM
Howdy Claire!!!!!
Welcome to the board that’s as friendly as a Texas Smile (er.....well Texas Smiles were friendly at least up until the last two presidential elections.............)

Cool Slang
Friendly as a Texas Smile
This should be self explantory,but on my last trip home to Texas I found less people smiling. Everyone seems to busy to smile or show simple courtesy anymore.
Submitted November 17th, 2011

Covertside
Independence Hounds: Friendly as a Texas Smile
Written by Betsy Harris
Published on 14 June 2012
This weekend the gracious staff at Independence Foxhounds opened their facilities to the kids from Brazos Pony Club, Rio Grande Region, College Station, TX, to introduce them to foxhunting, and begin working on their Foxhunting Certification.

tripadvisor
Blue Smoke BBQ: Restaurant Reviews
9/85 Merthyr Rd, New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
Lilla C
“Ribs as ‘Friendly as a Texas Smile...’”
Reviewed June 28, 2012
The first thing I felt when I entered the Blue Smoke and smelt the aromas that permeated from the kitchen was .. how much I would enjoy drinking a beer with my meal

Posted by Barry Popik
Texas (Lone Star State Dictionary) • Monday, April 01, 2013 • Permalink