• “I just had the best sex ever! No wait. Coffee. I had coffee” (12/3)
• “Do they have restaurants in Japan where American people cook in front of you with lawn chairs?” (12/3)
• “Why do we call them olives and not Greece’s Pieces?” (12/3)
• “I have never seen an ALCOHOL company using a drunk person for any advertising” (12/3)
• “None of your problems are because someone else is a billionaire” (12/3)
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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 32,000 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").