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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Laboring Under Correct Knowledge ("luck" backronym)

Labor Day

Labor-Electoral Complex

"Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency for me"

Lack Toast And Taller Ant or Lack Toast In Toddler Ant (lactose intolerant)

Lactard (lactose + retard)

"Ladies and Germs" (comic introduction of "Ladies and Gentlemen")

Ladies' Day

Ladies' Mile

Ladies' Night

Ladies Who Lunch

Lady Baltimore Cake (Lord Baltimore Cake)

Lager Beer

"Laggards become leaders" ("Leaders become laggards")

"Laissez les bons temps rouler" ("Let the good times roll")

Lake George: Queen of American Lakes (nickname)

Lake Jacksonite (inhabitant of Lake Jackson)

Lamb (stock market gullible investor)

Lamestream Media (Lame Stream Media)

Lame Duck (Lame Duck Session)

Lame Giant (Lane Bryant nickname)

Lamping (Lampin')

"Landing on a postage stamp" (aviation saying)

Landlord of Last Resort (New York City)

Lands of the Big Red Apples

Land and Sea (Land 'N Sea)

Land Between the Lakes (Steiner Ranch slogan)

Land of Dixie (New Orleans nickname)

Land of Entrapment (New Mexico nickname)

Land of Opportunity

"Land of Tall Women and Virgin Pines" (Piney Woods, East Texas)

"Land of the fee and home of the slave"

"Land of the free, thanks to the brave"

Land of the High Sky (Midland nickname)

Land of Two Summers (Alamo city nickname)

Land Use ("It is much easier to defeat something in New York City than to build something"--Donald T

Lapdog Media and Watchdog Media

Lapskaus Boulevard (Eighth Avenue, Bay Ridge)

Lardcore (lard + hardcore)

Laredoan (inhabitant of Laredo)

Laredo Salad

Larrupin' (Larruping; Larapin; Larapen; Larepin)

"Lasagna is just spaghetti-flavored cake"

Lastros (Houston Astros baseball team unofficial nickname)

Last Chance Saloon

Last Chance Saloon (First and Last Chance Saloon)

"Last one in is a rotten egg"

Last One There (LOT Polish Airlines backronymic nickname)

Late Show & Late Late Show

Late Train (post-election political contributions)

Latino Expo

"Latin's not dead. It's just Roman around"

"Latin is a language as dead as dead can be. It killed the ancient Romans and now it's killing me"

Latkes or Latkas (potato pancakes)

"Lats for the brats" (weightlifting saying)

Latte Art

"'Latte' is French for 'you paid too much for that coffee'"

Latte Liberal

"Laughing stock: cattle with a sense of humor"

"Laughter is brightest where food is best" ("Laughter is gayest where the food is best")

"Laughter is the best medicine" (proverb)

"Laughter is the closest distance between two people"

Launching Pad (New Yankee Stadium nickname)

Launder (money laundering)

Lava Lamp (Hearst Building)

Lavender Capital of Texas (Blanco nickname)

Lavender Lake (Gowanus Canal)

"Lawns don't waste water, people do"

"Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made"

Laws of Accounting (joke)

Lawyer's Billable Hours (lawyer joke)

Lawyer's Brain (lawyer joke)

"Lawyers talk how doctors write"

Lawyer Losing Money ("LL.M." backronym)

"Lawyer (n): larval stage of politician"

"Law & Order is Scooby-Doo for adults"

Layaway

"Laziness is when a person doesn't fake that he's working"

"Lazy rule: If ice falls, kick it under the fridge"

"Lazy rule: If you can't reach it, you don't need it"

Lazy Susan

La Grosse Pomme (Paris nightclub, 1937)

"La Kalle" (Univision Radio)

La Llorona (The Weeping Woman)

La Margherita (pizza cocktail)

La Marqueta

La Paloma (cocktail)

La Playita (Little Beach)

LBJ Law or Lyndon's Law or LBJ Rule (simultaneous runs for senator and vice president)

"Leadership is not driving the train, it's laying the track"

"Leadership is the ability to hide your panic from others"

"Leadership requires a vision of the world that doesn't yet exist and the ability to communicate it"

"Leaders are ordinary people with extraordinary determination"

"Leaders don't create movements, movements create leaders"

Leading from Behind

"Lead, follow or get out of the way"

"Lead us not into Penn Station"

Leaky Roof Circuit (small-time racetracks)

Leanderite (inhabitant of Leander)

Leanderthal (inhabitant of Leander)

Leander (summary)

"Lean to the green"

Leaping Louie (Prometheus statue in Rockefeller Center)

Leap Year Capital of the World (Anthony slogan)

"Learning Opportunity, Stay Strong" ("loss" backronym)

"Learn, do, teach"

"Learn, Earn, Serve"

Lear Jet Liberal (Learjet Liberal)

"Lear jet needs fuel" or "Lear jet out of fuel" (Austin panhandler sign)

Leather Capital of the World (Yoakum nickname)

"Leaves are really just solar panels for trees"

"Leaves of five, let it thrive" or "Leaflets five, let it thrive" (vine adage)

"Leaves of three, let it be" or "Leaflets three, let it be" (poison ivy adage)

"Leave everything on the field" (total effort)

Leave Island Any Time (LIAT backronymic nickname)

"Leave off the last 's' for 'savings'" (212-MATTRES)

Lebanese Iced Tea

Leche Quemada (Burnt Milk Candy)

Lechislator (lecher/lecherous + legislator); Lechislature

Led Robster or Lead Robster (Red Lobster nickname)

Lee Harvey [lastname] (crime patsy nickname)

Leftard (left + retard)

Leftosphere (left blogosphere)

"Leftovers are repast history"

Lefturd (left + turd)

Leftwaffe (left + Luftwaffe)

Legacy Media

"Legalize freedom -- vote Libertarian"

"Legalize gay marijuana"

Lego Cookery

Lehman 2.0

Lehman Moment

Lemonade (or, the New York Game)

Lemon Chicken

Lemon ("Hand someone a lemon," "If life gives you lemons, make lemonade")

Lene Town (Abilene nickname)

Leopard-spotting or Leoparding (charred "leopard spots" on pizza)

Leprechaun Cookie

LES (Lower East Side)

"Let's convict the son-of-a-bitch in the press. That's the way it's done"

"Let's do lunch"

"'Let's eat, grandma' or 'let's eat grandma' -- punctuation saves lives!"

"Let's get merloaded" (Merlot + loaded)

"Let's get ready to rumble!"

"Let's go to the videotape!"

"Let's have a drink, let's have some fun, because at last the job is done"

"Let's have a level playing field"

"Let's have a moment of silence for all those stuck in traffic on their way to the gym"

"Let's have a toast for the breadwinners"

"Let's put the rum in pa-rum pum pum pum"

Lettermarking

"Lettuce turnip the beet"

"Let a homeless person use a computer and he'll search through the recycle bin"

"Let food be your medicine and medicine be your food"

"Let he who is without stock cast the first rock" (Governor Preston E. Smith)

"Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt" (Special Olympics)

"Let them eat iPad"

"Let the bastards freeze in the dark" & "Drive 80 mph and freeze a Yankee"

"Let the people know the truth and the country is safe"

"Let us raise a standard to which the wise and the honest can repair"

"Leverage is a double-edged sword"

LGBTPed (LGBT + pedophile)

Liar's Ball (Real Estate Board of NY annual banquet)

"(Liar, liar) Pants on fire"

"Liberalism is a mental disorder"

"Liberals are like Christmas lights. Half of them don’t work; the other half aren’t bright"

"Liberals don't care what you do as long as it's mandatory"

"Liberals feel unworthy of possessions. Conservatives feel they deserve everything they've stolen"

Liberal Elite

"Liberal with sanity" (Ed Koch)

"Liberate Texas next -- they've got oil, too"

Libertard (libertarian or liberal + retard)

"Libertarians are anarchists with money"

Liberty Bonds

Liberty City

Liberty Cup (Columbia vs. Fordham)

"Liberty is a demand. Tyranny is submission"

"Liberty is being free from the things we don't like in order to be slaves of the things we do like"

Liberty Pole (and Battle of Golden Hill, 1770)

Liberty Tax (healthcare penalty to opt out)

Liberty (WNBA women's basketball team)

Libidiot (liberal + idiot)

Libnut (liberal + nut)

Library Lions (Patience and Fortitude; Lord Lenox and Lady Astor; Leo and Leonora)

Librul

Libshit (liberal + shit)

Libtard (liberal + retard)

Libturd (liberal + turd)

Lick-log ("down to the lick-log" or "up to the lick-log")

"Lick the plate clean" (eat all of a dish)

Lieberal (lie + liberal)

Liebor or Limor (London Interbank Offered Rate or Libor nickname)

Lience (lie + science); Lientist (lie+ scientist)

Liestrong (Livestrong nickname)

"Lie like a rug" (to always lie)

"Life's too short to live in Dallas"

"Life’s too short to wake up in a bad mood. I save mine until I get to work"

"Life and beer are very similar -- chill for best results"

"Life and time are the two great teachers"

"Life begins after coffee"

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone"

"Life doesn't come with a manual. It comes with a mother"

"Life doesn't imitate art. It imitates bad television"

"Life happens, coffee helps"

"Life has two rules: #1 never quit, #2 always remember rule #1"

"Life in Lubbock, Texas taught me two things..." (Butch Hancock)

"Life is a dance, from one stage to the next"

"Life is a game -- play it" ("What is life?" verses)

"Life is a marathon, not a sprint"

"Life is a soup and I'm a fork"

"Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee to wine time"

"Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee time to whiskey time"

"Life is basically all the stuff you have to do to get from coffee to wine time"

"Life is just a bowl of cherries"

"Life is like a bowl of soup. You only get blown if you're hot"

"Life is like a box of chocolates. It doesn’t last as long for fat people"

"Life is like a box of chocolates, the best ones are half-eaten"

"Life is like a jar of jalapeños; What you do today may burn your ass tomorrow"

"Life is like eating artichokes, you have got to go through so much to get so little"

"Life is like ice cream -- enjoy it before it melts"

"Life is not a fairy tale. If you lose your shoe at midnight, you're drunk"

"Life's short. Eat more pie!" (Texas Pie Company in Kyle)

"Life is too short for fake butter, cheese or people"

"Life is too short to drink cheap wine"

"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom"

"Life Is Uncertain -- Eat Dessert First!" (Buttercup Bake Shop)

"Life is what happens between coffee and wine"

"Life is what happens between coffee and wine"

"Life just handed me lemonade -- not sure what to do"

"Life was much easier when Apple and Blackberry were just fruits"

"Life without geometry is pointless"

"Lift up the cow's tail and look the situation squarely in the face" (LBJ?)

"Lift your left leg up on December 31st at 11:59:59. Start the New Year off on the right foot"

"Lighting up the scoreboard" (scoring many points)

"Lightning may not strike twice, but tornadoes do"

"Lightning never strikes twice in the same place"

Lights Out NY

"Light as air, stronger than whiskey, and cheap as dirt" (barbed wire)

"Light beer? What's next, non-addictive pain killers?"

"Like a kid in a candy store" (many temptations)

"Like a million bucks/dollars" (wonderful or excellent)

"Like a pork chop at a Bar Mitzvah" (out of place)

"Like butter!" ("Like buttah!")

"Like Grand Central Station"

"Like Grant took Richmond"

"Like nailing jelly to the wall" ("Like nailing jello to the wall")

"Like No Other Bagel in the World" (H & H Bagels)

"Like No Other Market" (Fairway)

"Like No Other Store in the World" (Bloomingdale's)

"Like riding a bike" (once learned, never forgotten)

"Like taking candy from a baby" (something easy)

"Like white on rice"

Likudnik

Limbaugh Rule (vote for most conservative candidate in primary)

Limbaugh Theorem

Limestone Jesus (15 Central Park West)

Limousine Liberal

Lincoln Log Sandwich (hot dog with cream cheese)

Lindy Hop

Line Waiter (Queuer)

Links of the Atlantic Cable (link sausage)

LINO (Latino In Name Only)

Lipstick Building

Lipstick Index (Lipstick Indicator; Lipstick Theory)

"Lips that touch wine shall never touch mine"

"Liquidity begets liquidity"

"Liquidity is only there when you don't need it"

Liquid Gold (honey nickname)

Liquid Gold (maple syrup nickname)

Liquid Salad (gazpacho; Bloody Mary)

"Liquor in front, poker in rear" (bar sign)

Listicle (list + article)

"List to last" (real estate adage)

Lite Guv or Lite Gov (lieutenant governor)

Litterbug

"Litter Stops Here"

Little Accra (University Heights, Bronx)

Little Afghanistan (Flushing, Queens)

Little Africa

Little Albania

Little Alsace of Texas (Castroville nickname)

Little Apple (Roosevelt Island)

Little Armenia

Little Bangladesh

Little Beirut (Portland nickname)

Little Belgium

Little Bohemia

Little Brazil

Little Britain (West Village)

Little Broadway (White Street in TriBeCa)

Little Buckaroo or Little Wrangler (children; children's products; children's menus)

Little Chitaly (Little Italy + Chinatown)

Little Church Around the Corner

Little City Hall (community board)

Little Colombia (Chapinero or Chapinerito)

Little Cuba

Little Easy (Mobile, Alabama nickname)

Little Easy (Oxford, Mississippi nickname)

Little Egypt (Astoria, Queens)

Little Flatiron Building (Herring Lock and Safe Company Building)

Little Fuzhou or Fuzhou Town (East Broadway, Manhattan; Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Little Germany (Kleindeutschland)

Little Ghana (Mount Hope, Bronx)

Little Guyana (Richmond Hill, Queens)

Little Haiti (Flatbush and Canarsie, Brooklyn)

Little Harlem & Little Latin America (Corona, Queens)

Little Havana (Miami) & Little Havana on the Hudson (Union City, New Jersey)

Little Hungary

Little India (East 6th Street in Manhattan)

Little India (Jackson Heights, Queens)

Little India (Lexington Avenue in Manhattan)

Little Ireland (New York City nickname)

Little Ireland (Woodlawn, Bronx)

Little Italy

"Little Johnny: Teacher, can I go to the bathroom?" (joke)

Little Kingston; Little Jamaica

"Little League keeps the kids out of the house"

Little Liberia

Little Manila

Little Mexico (Port Richmond, Staten Island)

Little Morocco (Astoria, Queens)

Little Necker (inhabitant of Little Neck, Queens)

Little Norway (Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

Little Odessa; Little Ukraine

Little Old New York

Little Pakistan (Midwood, Brooklyn)

Little Palestine (Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

Little Panama (Crown Heights, Brooklyn)

Little Paris; Little France (Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn)

Little Persia

Little Pittsburgh (East New York, Brooklyn)

Little Pittsburgh (Hunts Point, Bronx)

Little Poland (Greenpoint, Brooklyn)

Little Puerto Rico (Harding Park, Clason Point, Bronx)

Little Rumania

Little Satan (Israel); Big Satan or Great Satan (United States)

Little Senegal

Little Sleazers (Little Caesars nickname)

Little Spain

Little Sri Lanka (Tompkinsville, Staten Island)

Little Syria

Little Tibet or Himalayan Heights (Jackson Heights, Queens)

Little Tokyo (East Village)

Little Uzbekistan (Midwood, Brooklyn)

Little White House (Gracie Mansion)

Livermush (Liver Mush)

"Liver alone, cheese mine!"

"Live a Little Better" (LeFrak City)

"Live by the three, die by the three" (basketball adage)

"Live free or die"

"Live in the know" (Wall Street Journal slogan)

Live It Fully Everyday ("life" backronym)

"Live Large. Think Big" (Dallas slogan)

Live Music Capital of the World (Austin nickname)

"Live simply so that others may simply live"

"Live Strong" (Lance Armstrong Foundation)

Living Landmarks

Living Room Liberal

Living Room of Lincoln Center (Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center)

"Living the Christmas spirit, we can bring joy and happiness and peace to this world"

"Living under a rock" (uninformed)

Llanoan (inhabitant of Llano)

Llanoite (inhabitant of Llano)

Loaded Potato Skins (Loaded Baked Potato)

"Load your brain before you shoot off your mouth"

Loaner Jacket

"Loans and debts make worries and frets"

Loan Shark

Loan Shark of Last Resort (International Monetary Fund of IMF nickname)

Lobbyist (Lobbying)

LoBro (Lower Broadway)

Lobsterrific (lobster + terrific)

Lobster Fra Diavolo (Shrimp Fra Diavolo)

Lobster Newberg (Lobster Newburg; Lobster Newburgh)

Lobster Palace

Localwashing (local + whitewash)

"Local advertising is sold, not bought"

"Local Food: Thousands of Miles Fresher"

"Location! Location! Location!" (real estate adage)

Lockport: Lock City (nickname)

"Locks are for honest people" (proverb)

"Lock 'em up"/"Hellview of Bellevue" (1961); "For You" (1973)

Loco Foco Party

LoCo (Lower Congress Avenue, Austin)

LoCo (Lower Court) and 'Hoodwinked (Curbed.com contest)

LoDel (Below Delancey)

LoFo (low information voter)

Log Cabin Republicans

Log-rolling (Logrolling)

LoHo

Loisaida

Loligarchy (lol + oligarchy)

Lollapalooza (Lallapalooza; Lollapaloosa; Lallapaloosa; Lolapalooza; Lalapalooza; Lolapaloosa)

"Lollipops are just you swallowing your flavored saliva"

Lollypop/Lollipop (2 Columbus Circle)

LoMo (Lower Morningside Heights)

London Broil

London Bullion Manipulation Association (London Bullion Market Association or LBMA nickname)

Lonely Seat (solo restaurant dining)

Lone Star Punch

Lone Star Series (Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers)

Lone Star Showdown (Texas Longhorns vs. Texas A&M Aggies)

Lone Star State (Texas nickname)

Lone Star Tick

Longest Main Street in the World (Highway 83, through Rio Grande Valley)

"Longest Running Show on Broadway" (Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade)

Longest Street in America (Broadway)

Longest Street in America (Broadway nickname)

Longhorns (chocolate, pecan and caramel candies)

Longhorn Iced Tea

Longhorn Speech (two points far apart & a lot of bull in between)

Longhorn (University of Texas nickname)

Longviewite (inhabitant of Longview)

"Long ago, men cursed and beat the ground with sticks...today, it's called golf"

Long Depression (1873-1879)

Long Island: "Longuyland"

Long Island: Long Island Ice(d) Tea

Long Jelly Roll (Short Jelly Roll)

"Long live cowboys"

"Long Live Longnecks" (Lone Star Beer slogan)

"Long time between drinks"

"Looking at the size of these chicken fingers, that chicken must have been 8 or 11 feet tall"

"Looking for a job is a full-time job"

"Looking Good, Feeling Good" (Ricky's)

"Looks like Tarzan, plays like Jane" (good athlete, but poor player)

"Look at the orange mama laid" (orange marmalade)

"Look Better Naked" (David Barton Gym)

"Look for the Union Label" (1975)

"Look, ma, no hands!" (riding phrase)

"Look to your right, look to your left -- one of them won't be here next year"

Loose Hamburger (Loose Burger; Loose Coney; Coney Hamburger; Coney Island Hamburger)

"Loose lips sink ships"

Loose-Meat Sandwich

"Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I can't"

"Lord, help me to know what's cooking before it boils over"

"Lord, if I can't be skinny, please let all my friends be fat"

Losership (loser + leadership)

"Losers quit when they're tired; winners quit when they've won"

"Lose one's shirt" (become impoverished)

"Lose your opinion, not your money" (Wall Street adage)

"Losing hurts more than winning feels good"

Lost Borough (Yonkers)

"Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for"

Lost Decade (2000-2009)

"Lost in Austin"

"Lost like a fat person at a salad bar"

"Lost the dressing room" (manager loses confidence of players)

"Los Mets"

Lotto: "Dollar and a Dream" & "Hey, You Never Know" & "You've Gotta Be In It To Win It"

Loud & Tacky (Lord & Taylor nickname)

Louisiana: Pelican (nickname)

Lounge Lizards; Tea Hounds; Tango Pirates

Lou Gehrig's Disease; "Luckiest Man" speech

Lovable Losers (New York Mets; Chicago Cubs)

LOVEINT

"Love bakes good cakes and brews good stews"

Love Feast

"Love is grand; divorce is a hundred grand"

"Love is in the air, and it smells like coffee"

"Love, like chicken salad or restaurant hash, must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor"

Love-locking (Love Lock or Love Padlock)

"Love many, trust few, and always paddle your own canoe"

"Love means nothing to a tennis player"

"Love, peace and chicken grease" ("Love, peace and taco grease")

"Love people, not things; use things, not people"

"Love the wine you're with"

"Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood"

Love Trade

Love Train (L subway line)

"Love your neighbor, but don't tear down your fence" (proverb)

Lower Eastpacking District (Lower East Side + Meatpacking District)

Lowflation (low + inflation)

"Low and slow" or "Slow and low" (barbecue motto/dogma)

"Low battery! Well apparently, you have enough battery to remind me every 2 seconds"

"Low-hanging fruit"

Low Information Voter (LIV)

Low Line

"Low man wins" (football adage)

"Low taxes are the result of low spending"

LSD (Long Slow Distance)

Lubbockite (inhabitant of Lubbock)

Lubbock Clap

"Lubbock, Hub City of the Plains (slowest moving part of the wheel)"

"Lubbock is in the middle of everything" (joke)

"Lubbock Or Leave It"

Lubbock Stare

Luckenbach on the Llano (Castell nickname)

"Luck is the residue of design" (Dodgers executive Branch Rickey)

"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity"

Lufkinite (inhabitant of Lufkin)

Luggage On Tarmac (LOT Polish Airlines backronymic nickname)

Lulingite (inhabitant of Luling)

"Lullabuy of Broadway" (Milford Plaza)

"Lullaby of Broadway" (1935)

Lulu (or Looloo)

Lunacracy (lunatics/lunacy + democracy)

Lunatic Soup (alcoholic drink)

Luncheonette

Lunch Break Rager

Lunch Break Rave

Lunch Wagon

"Lungs of the City" (Central Park)

Lush Worker

"Lust in the Dust" (overly romantic western movie)

Luxury Liner Row

Lu Ann Platter & "Good Food From Good People" & "Tastes Like Texas, Feels Like Home" (Luby's)

Lying Mainstream Media (LMSM)

ORIGINAL 9-11 SONG: "We Will Stand Together (United We Stand)"