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:
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (2/22)
“Toast is just twice-baked bread” (2/22)
“Your bank account can be overdrawn, but it can never be overfilled” (2/22)
Entry forthcoming—B.P. (2/22)
“I went to an open-air cafe yesterday and it rained. Took me two hours to finish my soup” (2/22)
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Raaaaacism or Raaaaacist ("There are five A's in 'raaaaacism'")

Rabbits (dollars, or any fiat currency that can be printed in large amounts)

"Rabbits or tigers?"

Rabbit Town (Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village)

Racer (race + -er)

"Racetrack -- A place where the windows clean the people"

"Racing improves the breed"

Racquet Club (cocktail)

Radio Row or Electronics District (Lower Manhattan)

Radio Row or Electronics District (Cortlandt Street)

Radio Row (radio area at major sporting event)

Radio Row (radio area at major sporting event)

RadioShaft or Radio Shaft (RadioShack or Radio Shack nickname)

RadioSlack or Radio Slack (RadioShack or Radio Shack nickname)

Radio (tuna fish sandwich)

Radish Communist (red on the outside, white on the inside)

"Raggy rope, don't be a dope" (poison ivy adage)

Raging Moderate

Ragpickers' Row (59 Baxter Street)

Rags to Riches

Ragtime

Raider Rash

Rainbow Bagel

Rainbow Jihad

"Raining like a cow pissing on a flat rock"

"Rain makes grain"

"Raise your kids in Midland; raise hell in Odessa"

"Raisins are just elderly grapes"

"Raisin cookies that look like chocolate chip cookies are the main reason i have trust issues"

Rally Tuesday

RAMBO (Right After Manhattan Bridge Overpass)

Remakequel (remake + prequel/sequel)

Ramenrrito (ramen + burrito)

Ramen Burger

Rams (Fordham University teams)

Ranahan (or Ranny)

Ranchburger (ranch house)

Ranchify (add ranch dressing to food)

Ranchion (ranch + mansion)

Ranchion (ranch + mansion)

Ranchize or Ranchise (add ranch dressing to food)

Ranchocado (ranch dressing + avocado)

Ranch Burger (Ranchburger; Ranchero Burger)

Ranch Dressing (Ranch Salad Dressing; Ranch Dip)

Random Acts of Pizza

Random Act of Journalism

Ranger Cookies

Rapefugee (rape + refugee)

"Rappers pretend they have more money than the really do; country singers that they have less"

"Rap is 75% crap"

"Rap is all about poor people bragging about being rich"

Raspberry Effect

"Rated G - The good guy gets the girl; R - The bad guy gets the girl; X - Everyone gets the girl"

Rathole ("money down the rathole")

Rats With Antlers (deer nickname)

Rattlesnake Code (Rattlesnake's Code)

Rat Cheer ("right here")

Rat Pack

"Raviolis are like lasagna pockets"

"Ravioli look like pregnant postage stamps"

Ray's Pizza (started by Ralph)

Razzleberry Pie

Rocky Road (ice cream)

Readathon

"Reading is a discount ticket to everywhere"

"Ready, Freddy" ("Ready, Freddie")

"Ready, Willing & Able" (Doe Fund)

Read-In

"Reality is just an illusion that occurs due to lack of wine"

Realize It Can Happen ("rich" backronym)

Realville (a town in the real world)

"Real as Colby cheese"

Real. East Texas. Living. (Longview slogan)

Real Estatesman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)

"Real estate is a relationship business" (real estate adage)

"Real girls eat meat"

"Real heroes don't wear capes -- they wear dog tags"

"Real men wear aprons"

Real Texas Baseball (Texas Rangers slogan)

"Real Wood Furniture at Incredible Prices" (Gothic Cabinet Craft)

"Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic" (a futile or pointless activity in a losing situation)

Reasonoid (Reason Magazine reader nickname)

"Reasons to get out of bed: food"

Rebalancing Day (Rebal Day)

"Rebounding translates (from college basketball to the pros)"

"Recessions catch what auditors miss"

Recession Special (reduced-price food)

Recessipe (recession recipe)

"Recipes are like online dates. They never look like the picture"

"Recipe: A series of step-by-step instructions for preparing ingredients you forgot to buy...'

Recipe for iced coffee: 1) Become a teacher 2) Pour coffee 3) Go to school..."

"Recipe for iced coffee: 1) Become a teacher 2) Pour coffee 3) Go to school..."

"Recipe for iced coffee: 1) Have kids 2) Make coffee 3) Forget you made coffee 4) Drink it cold"

"Recipe for Irish stew: Drink the Guinness, forget about the stew" (joke)

"Recognize it, admit it, learn from it, and forget it" (handling a mistake)

"Records are made to be broken"

"Recovery is a process, not an event"

"Recruiting is a lot like shaving -- miss one day and it shows" (college athletic recruiting)

Rectum Rocket (White Castle hamburger nickname)

Redbird and Brightliner trains

Redmen, Red Storm (St. John's teams)

Redneck Rock (Progressive Country)

"Reduce, reuse, recycle" (waste management's "three Rs")

Redwash (communist red + whitewash)

Redwash (redskin + whitewash)

Red Ass

"Red Bull and Vodka. Because you want to be wide awake for this mistake"

Red Cajun (redneck + Cajun)

Red Cent

Red Diamond (goji berry nickname)

Red Diaper Baby (child of Communists)

Red Double Cross; Red Double Crossed (Red Cross + double-cross)

"Red equals green" or "Red means green" (professional wrestling adage)

Red-Eye Gravy (Redeye Gravy; Red Gravy; Red Ham Gravy)

Red Flannel Hash

Red Grapefruit (State Fruit)

Red Hooker (inhabitant of Red Hook, Brooklyn)

Red Hook (cocktail)

Red Hots

Red Ink (cheap red wine)

Red Light District

"Red or Green (or Christmas)?" (red sauce, green sauce, or half-red and half-green chile sauce)

Red River Rivalry (Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners)

Red Square (and the Lenin statue)

Red State/Blue State

Red Taco

Red Tag Sale

Red Tail Hawk Capital (Kaufman nickname)

Red Velvet Cake

"Red, white and blue stand for freedom until they are flashing behind you"

Reeking Regatta (Buffalo Bayou Regatta nickname)

Referette (female referee)

Reflecting Absence (World Trade Center Memorial)

Reformicon (reform conservative)

Reformocon (reform conservative)

"Reform Judaism is the Democratic Party platform with religious holidays thrown in"

Refusenik

Reggae Carifest

"Register Communists, not firearms"

Rego Parker (inhabitant of Rego Park, Queens)

Rego Parkistan or Regostan (Rego Park)

"Rehab is for quitters"

Reich-wing (Third Reich + right wing)

"Relationships are like algebra. You look at your X and wonder Y"

"Relax, don't worry, have a homebrew" (RDWHAHB)

Relief Rally

"Relievers are relievers for a reason" (baseball adage)

"Religion is for people who are afraid of hell; spirituality is for people who've been there"

Religitics (religion + politics)

"Relish today, ketchup tomorrow"

"Remain calm in every situation because peace equals power"

Remax Ballunar Liftoff Festival (Houston)

"Remember Noah and the ark, when it rained 40 days and 40 nights?" (Texas weather joke)

"Remember November" ("Remember in November")

"Remember the Alamo!"

"Remember the à la mode!" (pie à la mode)

"Remember, the 'F' in physics stands for fun"

"Remember the Neediest" (New York Times Christmas Appeal)

"Remember the tea-kettle -- though up to its neck in hot water, it still sings"

Rendez-Vous With French Cinema

Rent-a-Crowd (Rent-a-Mob)

"Rent is dollars for quarters"

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

Repeater

Repeater (a reporter who repeats rather than reports)

"Replace excuses with effort, replace laziness with determination, and everything falls into place"

Replyallcalypse (Reply All + Apocalypse)

Reporterette (female reporter)

"Reporters are never on vacation" (journalism adage)

Repubican or Repube (Republican party nickname)

"Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July; Democrats believe every day is April 15th"

"Republicans campaign like Libertarians and govern like Democrats"

"Republicans fear their base; Democrats despise their base"

"Republicans want a leader; Democrats want a meeting"

Republicant or Republican't (Republican + can't)

Republican Elephant

Republican Party (1854)

Republicon (Republican + con)

Republico (Politico nickname)

Republicrat (Republican + Democrat)

Republicreep (Republican + creep)

Republicunt (Republican + cunt)

Republic of Brooklyn

Republinut (Republican + nut)

Republitard (Republican + retard)

Republitarian (Republican + libertarian)

Republocrat (Republican + Democrat)

Repuglican or Repug (Republican party nickname)

Repugnican or Repug (Republican party nickname)

Repuke (Republican party nickname)

Repulsican (repulsive + Republican)

"Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies"

Residual Income Creates Happiness ("rich" backronym)

Resi-mercial (residential-commercial)

Resimercial (residential-commercial)

Resluglican or Reslug (Republican + slug)

Resolutionary (resolution + revolutionary)

"Respect everybody but fear nobody" (sports adage)

"Respect existence or expect resistance"

"Respect is earned; honesty is appreciated; trust is gained; loyalty is returned"

"Respect is like a paycheck, if you don’t earn it, you don’t deserve it"

"Respect your parents -- they passed school without Google"

"Restaurants where they wait on you hand and foot charge you an arm and a leg"

Restaurant Critic

Restaurant (Refectory)

Restaurant Row (West 46th Street)

Restaurant Supply District

Restaurant Week ($19.92...$20.12)

Restaurateuse (female restaurateur)

"Rest in peace, boiling water. You will be mist"

"Retail follows rooftops" (real estate adage)

Retail Politics

Retardican (retard + Republican)

Rethuglican or Rethug (Republican + thug)

"Retired: Goodbye tension! Hello pension!"

"Retired is being tired twice"

"Retirement: God's reward for not strangling your boss"

Retirement Spending Smile

"Retirement: World's longest coffee break"

Returnship (return + internship)

"Return of principal is more important than return on principal"

Reuben Sandwich (and Rachel Sandwich, Celebrity Sandwiches)

"Revealing the Past. Challenging the Future" (Tenement Museum)

"Reveal better" or "bare it better" (New York Sports Clubs)

"Revenge is served cold. Revenge is sweet. Therefore, revenge is ice cream"

"Revenge is sweet and not fattening"

Revenue Enhancement ("tax increase" euphemism)

Reverse Escorting

Reverse Mortgage

Reverse Showrooming

Reverse Town Hall Meeting

Revocouption (revolution + coup)

Revolving Door

Re-Re-Elect (third term election)

Rhinestone Cowboys (Dallas Cowboys replacements nickname)

Rhode Island: Gun Flint (nickname)

Rhode Island: Little Rhody (nickname)

Rhubarb (a heated dispute)

"Rhymes with orange"

Rhythm And Poetry ("rap" backronym)

Rib-Off

"Rice cakes have no right calling themselves 'cake' at all"

"Rice cakes really satisfy my cravings for styrofoam"

"Rice is basically dinner cereal"

"Rice milk? I didn't even know rice had nipples"

"Richard Is Reliable," "Ask Your Neighbor About," "Appliance, Electronics, Computer Giant" (P. C. Ri

Richistan (a place where rich people live)

Richmond County Fair

Rich Boy (sandwich)

"Rich have money, wealthy have time"

"Rich people ask 'How much?'; broke people ask 'How much per month?'"

Rickey (Gin Rickey; Lime Rickey)

"Ride the Rapid" (Staten Island Rapid Transit)

"Ride your own ride" (motorcycle adage)

Ridgite (inhabitant of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn)

Riding Club (cocktail)

Rightard (right + retard)

Rightosphere (right blogosphere)

Rightroots

"Rights are not gifts from government"

"Righty tighty, lefty loosey" (screw/unscrew)

"'Righty tighty, lefty loosey' isn't a statement about females and politics"

"Right down Broadway" (straight and true, said of a baseball pitch)

Right Kind of Guy (RKG)

"Right plant, right place" (landscaping adage)

"Right side of history" ("Wrong side of history")

Right Side of Texas (Beaumont slogan)

"Right Stuff. Low Price. Everyday!" (Academy Sports + Outdoors slogan)

"Right to rise"

Rigulator or Riggulator (rig/rigging + regulator)

Ring of Steel (proposed security measure)

"Ring, relax and wait" (elevator safety procedure)

RINO (Republican In Name Only)

Rip-and-Read

Rip City (Portland nickname)

"Risk comes from not knowing what you are doing"

Ristra

Riverdalian (inhabitant of Riverdale, Bronx)

Riverside Boulevard

River City (Austin nickname)

River City (San Antonio nickname)

River-to-River Festival

Riveters (National Women's Hockey League team)

Riviera on the Range (Austin nickname)

Roach Coach

Roadhouse (Road House)

Roads, Rates and Rubbish (local government concerns)

Road Pirates (police nickname)

Road Rage

Road Rash

Roaring Forties

Roastery

Robe-itis

Robins (Brooklyn baseball team)

Robin Hood Plan (property tax)

Robosigning (Robosigner)

Robot or -bot (Obamabot or O-bot; Paulbot)

Robo-Train

Rob Roy (cocktail)

Rochester: Aqueduct City (nickname)

Rochester: Flour City (nickname)

Rochester: Flower City (nickname)

Rochester: Garbage Plate (or Dumpster Plate)

Rochester: Rottenchester (nickname)

Rochester: White Hots; Pop Opens

Rockapulco (Rockaway Beach)

Rockefeller Center's Atlas (modeled after Benito Mussolini?)

Rockefeller Republican

Rockefinger or Rockefeller Salute (Nelson Rockefeller's middle finger gesture)

Rocketeer (postal worker with pneumatic tube)

Rockettes

Rockettes (dance company)

Rocket Sandwich

Rock Star Economy

Rock Steady Park or The Goat Courts (Happy Warrior Playground)

Rodeo

Rodeo Capital of Texas (Mesquite nickname)

"Rode hard and put away wet"

"Role players play better at home" (sports adage)

Roller Coaster

"Roll up the sidewalks at night"

Roll with a Hole (bagel)

"Romaine calm. Lettuce carrot on"

"Romance is the icing, but love is the cake"

Romeritos

Rome: Copper City (nickname)

"Rome declined because it had a Senate; what's going to happen to us with a Senate and a House?"

Rome on the Potomac (Washington, DC nickname)

"Rome wasn't built in a day."/ "I wasn't on that job."

Romoing

Rompope (Mexican eggnog)

Ronaldus Magnus or Ronaldus Maximus (Ronald Reagan's presidential years)

Rong Aid (Rite Aid nickname)

Roof-to-Table (Rooftop-to-Table)

"Roommates say I steal a kitchen utensil, but it's a whisk I'm willing to take"

"Room service? Send up a larger room!"

Rooter (sports enthusiast)

"Rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for U.S. Steel" (1950)

"Rootin' Tootin' Shootin'" ("Rootin' Shootin' Tootin' Man From Texas")

Root Beer

Root Beer Float or Ice Cream Float

"Ropers and Dopers" (cowboys and hippies)

Roscas (Rosca de Reyes -- Three Kings' Cake or Three Kings' Bread or Kings' Ring)

Roscoe: Trout Town, USA (nickname)

"Roses are red. Bacon is red. Poems are hard. Bacon"

"Roses are red. Pizza sauce is, too. I ordered a large, and none of it's for you"

"Roses are red, violets are blue-ish. If it weren't for Christmas, we'd all be Jewish"

"Roses are red. Violets are blue. Vodka costs less than dinner for two"

"Roses are red. Wine is also red. Poems are hard. Wine"

Rose Capital of America (Tyler nickname)

Rose Garden Strategy

"Rose of Washington Square" (1920)

Rothschild Moment ("Buy when there's blood in the streets")

Rottenchilds (rotten + the Rothschilds)

Rotten Ronnie's (McDonald's nickname)

Rotten Row (West Broadway)

Roundagon (Hilton Austin Airport nickname)

Round Rocker (inhabitant of Round Rock)

Round Rock (summary)

"Rowing is oarsome"

"Rowing is the only sport that originated as capital punishment"

"Rowing is the only sport you can win sitting on your butt going backwards"

"Rows for the hoes" (weightlifting saying)

Royal Bank of Swindlers (Royal Bank of Scotland or RBS nickname)

Royal Bull Shit (Royal Bank of Scotland or RBS nickname)

RPG Sandwich (roast pork on garlic bread)

Rubbermen or Red Menace

Rubberneck Row

Rubber Band Effect

Rubber Chicken

Rubber Chicken Circuit

Rubber Room

Rubies of the Pines (New Jersey cranberries)

Rucker basketball tournament ("each one teach one")

Rugelach

Rules of Eighth Avenue (in Manhattan)

Rules of Eighth Avenue (boxing at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan)

"Rule #1 to working out: Never skip Monday"

"Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget Rule No. 1."

"Rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots"

Rum Rita or Rumrita (cocktail)

"Running away doesn't help you with your problems, unless you're fat. Then yeah, run"

"Running away from your problems is a race you'll never win"

"Running is a mental sport and we are all insane"

"Running is like coffee, I'm much nicer after I've had one"

"Running is like coffee, I'm much nicer after I've had one"

Runnin' Scared (Village Voice column)

Runsploring (running + exploring); Runsplorer

Runway Food

"Run at spaces, not faces" (tag rugby adage)

"Run fast, turn left" or "Run hard, turn left" (running advice)

Run for the Carnations (Belmont Stakes)

Run for the Roses (Kentucky Derby)

"Run? I thought they said rum"

"Run? I thought they said rum"

"Run like it's midnight"

"Run like you stole something"

"Run through a brick wall (for a coach)" (player loyalty)

Rushing/Working the Growler

Rush Hour

Russian Dressing

Ruthville (Yankee Stadium right field bleachers)