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 August 12, 2013
“Gossip always travels fastest over grapevines that are slightly sour”

"Gossip always travels fastest over grapevines that are slightly sour” is a popular modern statement about gossip. The saying appeared as “Today’s Chuckle” in many newspapers in 1959.


16 May 1959, Chicago (IL) Daily Tribune, sec. 1, pg. 17:
Gossip always travels faster over grapevines that are slightly sour.

29 June 1959, Appleton (WI) Post-Crescent, pg. A2, col. 1:
Today’s Chuckle
Gossip always travels faster over grapevines that are slightly sour.

Google Books
14,000 Quips & Quotes:
For Speakers, Writers, Editors, Preachers, and Teachers

By E. C. McKenzie
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House
1990, ©1980
Pg. 214:
Gossip always seems to travel fastest over grapevines that are slightly sour.

Google Books
Wise Words and Quotes
Edited by Vernon K. McLellan
Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House
2000
Pg. 114:
Gossip always seems to travel fastest over grapevines that are slightly sour.

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Gossip always seems to travel fastest over grapevines that are slightly sour.
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Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Monday, August 12, 2013 • Permalink