• “My favorite way to online shop is just to yell out what I’m looking for and wait for an ad” (11/30)
• “Where’s the best place to buy herbs in New York?"/"Thyme Square.” (11/30)
• “Irish coffee is the original Vodka Red Bull” (11/30)
• “The economy is so bad that CEOs are now playing miniature golf” (11/30)
• “Why is it called Sesame Street"/"They couldn’t call it Thyme Square.” (11/30)
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Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Aug. 15, 1931, Binghamton (NY) Press, pg. 14.
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce "The Big Apple," a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano. Lyrics written by Buddy Bernier and sung by Edythe Wright. Audio provided by Dorothy Emmerich.
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The Big Apple. An etymological dictionary (over 25,000 entries) investigating the origins of American words, names, quotations and phrases, specializing in modern slang, neologisms, nicknames, acronyms, slogans, mottoes, proverbs, adages, idioms. aphorisms, blessings, toasts, riddles, puns, jokes and memes. There are regional dictionaries of New York City, Florida, Oregon and Texas. Established 2004. A website by Barry Popik (etymologist "King of Dad Jokes and Oneliners").