• “Two rules for this heat: 1. Drink a lot of water, 2. Watch how you talk to me” (8/14)
• “Cup one is so I can get stuff done. Cup two is so I will be nice to you. Cup three is all for me” (8/14)
• “I have been staring at an orchard to tell the time. It’s an Apple Watch” (8/14)
• “I took my wife to an orchard for her birthday. Apparently, it wasn’t the Apple Watch she wanted” (8/14)
• “Fake laughing with customers is another skill” (8/14)
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Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Aug. 15, 1931, Binghamton (NY) Press, pg. 14.
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The Big Apple. An etymological dictionary (over 31,000 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, mondegreens, 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").