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.

Recent entries:
“People who use selfie sticks really need to have a good, long look at themselves” (12/9)
“Tis the season to be freezin‘“ (12/9)
“The magic of Christmas never ends and its greatest of gifts are family and friends” (12/9)
“I’m only a morning person on December 25th” (12/9)
Schrödinger’s Money (12/8)
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"Each day of our lives we make deposits into the memory banks of our children"

"Eagles don't deliver on Sunday" (NFL football joke)

"Eagles don't take flight lessons from chickens"

"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines"

Eagle Capital of Texas (Rains County)

Eagle (golf score)

Eagle Passan (inhabitant of Eagle Pass)

Early Bird Special (Early Bird Dinner; Early Bird Supper)

"Early sunsets, warm tea, messy hair, big sweaters"

"Early to bed, early to rise, fish all day and make up lies"

"Early to bed, early to rise, work like hell and advertise"

Earmark

Earmarxist (earmark + Marxist)

Earned Media (Free Media)

Earnings Before Irregularities and Tampering (EBIT backronym)

"Earth first! (we'll log the other planets later)"

"Earth provides enough for every man's need. but not every man's greed"

"Earth without art is just eh"

Eastern Media Elite

Easter Eggstravaganza (eggs + extravaganza)

"Easter egg hunts prove that your child can find things when they want to"

"Easter is the only time when it's perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket"

East 62nd Street Lemon Cake

"East end of a horse going west" (a horse's ass)

East Harlem International Film Festival

East Jesus (any remote town, but often associated with Texas)

East Sider or Eastsider

"East Side Story" into "West Side Story" (1957)

East Village

"Easy as pie"

"Easy money causes hard times"

Easy Pass (school program)

"Easy peasy lemon squeezy"

Easy Street

Eatery

"Eating a cheeseburger is basically eating the cow, the cow's milk, and the cow's food"

"Eating breakfast in front of the TV at the same time every day turns the meal into a serial"

"Eating breakfast in front of the TV at the same time every day turns the meal into a serial"

"Eating clocks is time consuming"

Eating-house Square

"Eating is an agricultural act"

"Eating is a necessity, but cooking is an art"

"Eating Out Is Fun!" (Texas Restaurant Association)

"Eating peanuts is just making peanut butter with your teeth"

"Eating spaghetti with a spoon"

"Eating well is a form of self-respect"

"Eat all the junk food you want, as long as you cook it yourself"

Eat and Greet

"Eat at Joe's" (Joe's Restaurant)

"Eat Beef -- The West Wasn't Won on Salad"

Eat Better Today or Eat Better Tonight (Electronic Benefit Transfer or EBT nickname)

"Eat clean, train dirty"

"Eat crow"

"Eat diamonds for breakfast and shine all day"

"Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we diet"

"Eat, drink and be scary"

"Eat, drink and be thankful"

"Eat 'em and Beat 'em" (Exchange Buffet)

"Eat fish, live longer" (M. Slavin & Sons, Ltd.)

"Eat foods that spoil (just eat them before they do)"

"Eat for the body you want, not for the body you have"

"Eat glitter for breakfast and shine all day"

"Eat here and get gas" ("food and gas")

"Eat here and get gas" ("food and gas")

"Eat here, diet home" (restaurant sign)

"Eat here. Fifty million flies can't be wrong" (restaurant sign)

"Eat here or we will both starve" (restaurant sign)

"Eat like no one is watching. Or dance. Whatever"

"Eat Now -- Pay Waiter" (restaurant sign)

"Eat Objectively. Live Rich" (Fountainhead Cafe)

"Eat on the run, forget about sleep, and change horses often"

"Eat Right. Exercise. Die Anyway."

"Eat shit. A billion flies can't be wrong"

"Eat, shop, sleep"

"Eat them for lunch before they eat you for dinner"

"Eat the apple, fuck the Corps" (Marine Corps saying)

"Eat the rainbow" ("Taste the rainbow")

"Eat the rich"

"Eat well, sleep well" ("Do you want to eat well or sleep well?")

"Eat well, travel often"

"Eat well, work hard, love truly, travel often"

"Eat well, work hard, travel often, stay humble"

"Eat whatever you want, and if someone lectures you about your weight, eat them too"

"Eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside"

"Eat your own dog food"

"eBay is so useless. I tried to look up lighters and all they had was 13,749 matches"

Economedian (economist + comedian)

Economic Moat

"Economic Pearl Harbor" (Wall Street crisis phrase)

Economissed (economist/economy + missed; The Economist nickname)

"Economists are paid to worry"

Ecotard (ecology + retard)

Ecuadorian Parade and Festival

Edifice Complex

"Editorials like skirts -- long enough to cover everything, short enough to be interesting"

"Editorial writers enter the battlefield after the war and shoot the wounded"

"Editors choose their stories, but sometimes stories choose their editors"

Edjamacation (jocular spelling of "education")

"Edmonton is to Calgary as Austin is to Houston"

Educamation (jocular spelling of "education")

Educashun (eye dialect spelling of "education")

"Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one"

Education (Charter Schools; Vouchers)

"Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army"

"Education is important, but big biceps are importanter"

"Education is important, but [X] is importanter"

"Education is no substitute for intelligence"

"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world"

"Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty"

"Education is useless without the Bible"

"Education That Works" (Metropolitan College of New York)

Educayshun (eye dialect spelling of “education")

Educrat (education + bureaucrat)

Edumacation (jocular spelling of "education")

Edward Martin metaphor (1909)

Ed-Exit (Department of Education + exit)

Ed-Exit (education + exit)

"Efficiency is a highly developed form of laziness"

"Efficiency is clever laziness"

"Efficiency of the Post Office, compassion of the IRS" (government-run healthcare)

Eggcellent (egg + excellent)

Eggnog (Egg Nog)

Eggocado or Eggvocado (baked egg in avocado)

"Eggplant: where chickens work"

Eggspresso (egg + espresso)

"Eggs are the menstrual flow of hens" ("Eggs are chicken periods")

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Hussarde

Eggs Hussarde

Eggs Sardou

Egg Cream

Egg Drop Soup (Egg Flower Soup)

Egg Foo Young (Egg Foo Yung; Egg Fu Young; Egg Fu Yung)

"Egg+Mayo=Egg Salad, Potato+Mayo=Potato Salad. Math proves mayo magically turns any food into salad"

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Block Party

"Egg rolls are basically deep fried cole slaw"

Egg Roll, Won Ton (Cantonese Cuisine)

Egotarian Cuisine

"Egotism, n: Doing the New York Times crossword puzzle with a pen"

EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony awards)

"Egyptians claimed to have invented the guitar, but they were such lyres"

"Eighter from Decatur, county seat of Wise" ("Ada from Decatur")

Eighth Wonder of the World (compound interest)

Eighth Wonder of the World (Houston Astrodome)

"Eisenhower Doll -- wind it up and it does nothing for eight years"

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing"

Electile Dysfunction (ED)

"Elections have consequences"

Election Wagering ("peanut-and-toothpick" bet)

"Elegance Without Attitude" (Michelangelo Hotel)

Elena Ruz Sandwich (Elena Ruiz Sandwich; Elena Ruth; Marie Elena; Cuban Turkey Sandwich)

"Elephants don't gallop" (investment adage)

Elephant's Foot (450 W. 33rd Street, or 5 Manhattan West)

"Elephants Got Big Dirty Feet" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

Elephant Ears (pastry)

"Elephant in the room" ("Elephant in the living room")

Elevator Pitch (Elevator Speech; Elevator Statement)

Eleventh Commandment ("Mind your business")

Eleventh Commandment ("Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican")

Eleventh Commandment ("Thou shalt not get caught")

"Eleven o'clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America"

Elginite (inhabitant of Elgin)

Elimination Diet (Exclusion Diet)

Elite Eight (eight remaining tournament players or teams)

Ellis Island of the West (Galveston nickname)

Elmira: Queen City of the Southern Tier (nickname)

"Elvis' Guitar Broke Down Friday" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"El Bronx" (Bogotá, Colombia)

"El campeon de los hispanos" (El Diario La Prensa)

El Centavo (J. C. Penney nickname)

El Chuco or Chucotown (El Paso nickname)

El Pasoan (inhabitant of El Paso)

El Presidente (banana republic dictator)

"Embrace the suck"

"Memes are today's version of the Sunday comics"

Emerald City (Eugene nickname)

Empanada

Empire City, Empire State

Empire Zone

"Employees don't leave their company, they leave their boss" (People leave managers, not companies)

"Employee of the Month is a good example of how a person can be a winner & loser at the same time"

"Employers are most happy on Mondays. Employees are most happy on Fridays"

Employment Prevention Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

Empowerment Zone

Empty Calories

"Empty Garbage Before Dad Flips" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Empty police cars are scarecrows for people"

Empty State Building (Empire State Building's 1930s nickname)

EMS ("Every Minute Sucks")

Enchanted Media

Enchilada

Enchilada Red (color of San Antonio Public Library, Central branch)

Enchilada Soup (Chicken Enchilada Soup)

Endicott, Binghamton, Johnson City: Triple Cities

Endicott: Magic City (nickname)

End-of-the-World Trade

Enemedia (enemy + media)

Enemies List

Energy Capital of the World (Houston nickname)

"Energy equals milk chocolate squared"

Enforcement Theater

Enfrijolada

Enganchadoras (female "grabbers" or people smugglers)

English Muffin

English Terrace Row or Renwick Row (West 10th Street, Manhattan)

"Enjoy every sandwich" (Warren Zevon)

"Enjoy life -- it's delicious!"

"Enjoy the party, but dance near the door" (financial adage)

"Enlighten the people and tyranny and oppressions will vanish like phantoms at dawh"

Enmolada

"Enough about me. What do YOU think about me?" (actor joke)

Enron Field Curse (stadium name curse)

Ensalada de Noche Buena (Christmas Eve Salad)

Enslavement Day (Tax Day nickname)

"Entered what I ate today into my new fitness app and it just sent an ambulance to my house"

Enthusiasm Gap

Entomatada

"Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won't"

"Entrepreneurs work only half-days -- 12 hours"

Entry forthcoming -- B.P.

"If you're going to quit anything, quit making excuses and quit waiting for the right time"

Entry forthcoming -- B.P.

Entry forthcoming -- B.P.

Enviromarxist (environment + Marxist); Enviromarxism

Environazi (environment + Nazi)

Environmental Persecution Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

Environmental Poisoning Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

Environmental Pollution Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

Environmental Propaganda Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

Envirotard (environment + retard)

Enviroweenie (environment + weenie)

Envueltos (tortilla "envelopes")

Epocalypse (economic apocalypse)

"Erotica is what I like. Porn is what you like"

Err America (Air America nickname)

Err Canada (Air Canada nickname)

"Escalators don't break down. They just turn into stairs"

"Solar energy is just nuclear energy from a safe distance"

"Espresso yourself" (espresso + express yourself)

Stexit (Staten Island + exit)

Summer Slide (summer learning regression)

"Eternity is a ham and two people/Eternity is two people and a ham" (Irma Rombauer/Dorothy Parker?)

Etouffee (Crawfish Étouffée)

Etouffee (Crawfish Étouffée)

"Et tu, croute?" (Caesar salad joke)

Eurhopium (Euro/Europe + hopium)

Eurocrat (Euro/European + bureaucrat)

Euromaidan

Europocalypse (Euro/Europe + apocalypse)

EuroStash (developing a basketball player in European leagues)

Eurotrash

Euro Quake or Euroquake (Euro/Europe + earthquake)

Eustace Tilley (The New Yorker)

Evacuation Day (November 25th)

"Evening news is where they begin with 'Good evening' -- and then proceed to tell you why it isn't"

"Even duct tape can't fix stupid"

"Even duct tape can’t fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound"

"Even if you are one in a million, there are eight more of you in New York"

"Even in the warmest of hearts, there's a cold spot for the Jews"

"Even Napoleon had his Watergate" (Yogi Berra?)

"Even Popeye didn't eat his spinach until he absolutely had to"

"Even the leaves fall for you"

"Even turkeys fly in a strong wind" (Wall Street adage)

"Even when you make out a tax return on the level you don't know if you are a crook or a martyr"

"Everybody has two businesses -- his own business and show business"

"Everybody invited and nobody slighted!"

"Everybody makes mistakes -- that's why they put erasers on pencils"

"Everybody says stealing is wrong. Personally, I don't buy it"

"Everybody wants to be a diamond, but very few are willing to get cut"

"Everybody wants to change the world, but nobody wants to change the toilet paper roll"

"Everybody wants to eat at the government's table, but nobody wants to do the dishes"

"Everybody wants to get into the act"

"Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die"

"Everybody wants to shine, but no one wants to polish"

"Everyone brings joy to this office. Some when they enter, others when they leave"

"Everyone has a plan until they've been hit" (boxing adage)

"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts"

"Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day"

"Everyone knows about the Secret Service"

"Everyone looks good in shorts" (football adage)

"Everyone reads the false report and no one reads the correction"

"Everyone says I talk too much and should get help, so I started attending On & On Anon meetings"

"Everyone should believe in something -- I believe I'll have another drink"

"Everyone thinks politicians are corrupt, except the ones they vote for"

"Everyone thinks they are an expert in education because they went to school"

"Everyone wants happiness. No one wants pain. But you can't have a rainbow without a little rain"

"Everyone wants to be black until the cops show up"

Gorilla (grilled cheese sandwich)

"Everyone who's for abortion has already been born"

"Everything's bigger in Texas"

"Everything's chicken but the gravy"

"Everything's funnier when you're not allowed to laugh"

"Everything becomes a lesson when you're open to learn"

"Everything but the kitchen sink" (Jahn's "Kitchen Sink" dessert)

"Everything but the kitchen stove"

"Everything but the oink"

"Everything but the squeal"

"Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits"

"Everything happens for a Riesling"

"Everything I really need to know about Islam, I learned on September 11th, 2001"

"Everything on a Bagel" (Ess-a-Bagel)

"Everything that can be invented has been invented"

"Everything we eat is processed sunshine"

"Everything you see, I owe to spaghetti" (Italian actress Sophia Loren)

"Everywhere You Go" (Duane Reade)

"Every box of raisins is a tragic tale of grapes that could have been wine"

"Every bull market has a copper top"

"Every calendar's days are numbered"

"Every camera is hot and every mic is live" (broadcasting adage)

"Every Cookie Needs a Belly" (Cookie Island)

"Every corpse on Mt. Everest was once an extremely motivated person"

"Every country has an army, but in Pakistan/Prussia/U.S., the army has a country"

"Every day is a school day" (education adage)

"Every day is 'Take Your Child to Work Day' when you are pregnant"

"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day"

"Every day thousands of innocent plants are killed by vegetarians. Help end the violence. Eat bacon"

"Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods"

"Every empty bottle is filled with a great story"

"Every fight is a food fight if you're a cannibal"

"Every flower that bloomed had to go through a lot of dirt to get there"

"Every Girl Bakes Delicious Fudge" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Girl Bakes Delicious Fudge" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Good Boy Deserve Favor/Favour" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Good Boy Does Fine" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Good Burger Deserves Fries" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every Good Burger Deserves Fries" (EGBDF music mnemonic)

"Every government does as much harm as it can, and as much good as it must"

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer"

"Every great oak was once a little nut that held its ground"

"Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence."

"Every knock is a boost"

Every Landing Always Late (El Al backronymic nickname)

"Every loaf of bread is a tragic story of grains that could have become beer, but didn't"

"Every machine is a smoke machine if you operate it wrong enough"

"Every man is innocent until proven broke"

"Every master was once a disaster"

"Every nation is about nine meals away from a revolution"

"Every night is election night on the sports desk"

"Every passion has its destiny"

"Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself"

"A politician ought to be born a foundling and remain a bachelor"

"Every reporter is a hope; every editor is a disappointment"

"Every senator looks in the mirror and sees a president"

"Every shot pleases someone" (golf adage)

"Every strike brings me closer to the next home run"

"Every success is built on the ability to do better than good enough"

"Every summer has a story"

"Every summer has its own story (but mine is a novel)"

"Every sunken ship has a chart room"

"Every teacher before they draw on the board: 'I'm not an artist'"

"Every thinking person will vote for you."/"But I need a majority!"

"Every time a bird poops on my car, I eat a plate of scrambled eggs on my front porch" (joke)

"Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up"

"Every time I eat Chinese I feel like I weigh won ton"

"Every time I lose some weight, I find it again in the refrigerator"

"Every time someone goes into a deli and orders a pastrami on white bread, somewhere a Jew dies"

"Every time the government shifts left, the decimal point in the national debt moves to the right"

"Every time you have McDonald's as a kid, it's a victory"

"Every time you make a typo, the errorists win"

"Every triangle is a love triangle when you love triangles"

"Every year, hundreds of kids are shipped off to mime school, never to be heard from again"

"'Evian' spelled backwards is 'naive'"

"Evil does not exist within a gun"

EVil (East Village)

EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

"Ev'ry Street's a Boulevard in Old New York" (1953)

EV (East Village)

Ewing Theory

Excelsior

"Exceptions prove the rule -- and wreck the budget"

"Excrement living on increment"

"Excuses are like armpits. Everyone has them, and they all stink"

"Excuses are the nails used to build the house of failure"

"Excuses are the rocks where our dreams are crushed"

"Excuses don't burn calories"

"Excuses don't construct monuments. Action does"

"Execute justice, not people"

"Exercise because you love your body, not because you hate it"

"Exercise bikes get you nowhere"

"Exercise can add years to your life" (joke)

"Exercise changes the outside. Running changes the inside"

"Exercise...eggs are sides...for bacon"

"Exercise...eggs are sides...for bacon"

"Exercise is bunk -- if you are healthy, you don't need it"

"Exercise? I thought you said extra fries"

"Exercise? I thought you said extra fries"

"Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart"

"Exercising would be much more bearable with a progress bar"

Exhaustipated (exhausted + constipated)

"Exit signs are on the way out"

Ex-Lax Fish (escolar nickname)

"Expectations are premeditated resentments"

Expendables (children in drug smuggling operations)

"Experience gives us the tests first and the lessons later"

"Experience is a comb that life gives you after you lose your hair"

"Experience is the best teacher, but the tuition is high"

"Experience is what enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again"

"Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted"

Explosionism (art of explosions)

Explosion Coast

Express/Local Trains - what to do with minutes saved?

Extend-and-Pretend

"Extra! Extra! Read all about it!" (newsboy shout)

Extremely Pathetic Agency (Environmental Protection Agency or EPA nickname)

"Ex-presidents are like Chinese vases -- beautiful, valuable, and near-useless"

"Eyes of Texas" Salad

"Eyes of Texas" (University of Texas alma mater)

"Eyes on the street" (Jane Jacobs, 1961)

Eyewitness News

E-Z Pass