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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
“The greatest trick the refrigerator manufacturers ever pulled…” (crisper drawer) (8/9)
“Does anyone have a recipe for ice cream soup?” (8/9)
“Me at home: Why isn’t there more kindness in the world?/Me while driving: I hate everyone” (8/8)
“Sometimes you just have to sit in the car and let the song finish” (8/8)
“People who stay in the car to listen to music a little bit longer are my kind of people” (8/8)
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"Ugliest, filthiest, shittiest city in the world" (Henry Miller)

Ugly Sticks or Ugli Sticks (breadsticks)

Ulcer County (Madison Avenue advertising agencies)

Ulcer County (Madison Avenue advertising agencies)

Ulcer Gulch (Madison Avenue)

ULURP (Uniform Land Use Review Procedure)

"Unattended children will be given an energy drink and taught to swear" (sign)

"Unattended children will be given an espresso and a free puppy"

"Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten"

Unbanking (Unbanked)

Unbought and Unbossed

Uncle Fedster (Uncle Sam + Fedster)

Uncle Sam's Canoe Club (United States Navy nickname)

Uncle Sam's Confused Group (United States Coast Guard or USCG backronym)

Uncle Sam's Misguided Children (United States Marine Corps or USMC nickname)

Uncle Sam's Motorcycle Club ("USMC" backronym)

Uncle Sam's Mountain Climbers ("USMC" backronym)

Uncle Sam's Pocket Handkerchief (Delaware nickname)

Uncle Sam Ain't Released Me Yet ("U.S. Army" backronym)

Uncle Sam Day

Uncle Sam (summary)

Uncle Scam (Uncle Sam + scam)

Uncle Sugar (Uncle Sam + sugar daddy)

Uncle Tom's Cabin or Black Tin Pan Alley (Gaiety Building)

UnConvention Center (Pier 94)

"Uncork and unwind" (wine saying)

Underbanking (Underbanked)

"Undercooked meat is a rare treat"

"Underpromise and overdeliver" (business adage)

"Understanding two words will open the most doors for you. Push and pull"

"Understand paranoid people better by following them around"

Undertow Election

Underwater Basket Weaving (easy, nonsense college course)

Underwear Olympics (NFL scouting combine for draft prospects)

"Under capitalism, man exploits man; under communism, it is the other way around''

Under Staffed, Can't Go (United States Coast Guard or USCG backronym)

Under Surveillance Always ("USA" backronym)

"Under the table" (secretly or covertly, often said of a payment)

Undocumented Democrat (illegal alien nickname)

"Unexpected side effect of Taco Tuesday? Wet Fart Wednesday"

Unicorn Farts (imaginary clean energy source)

"Unicorn (noun) -- A single piece of corn"

Unicorn Wine

Unidentified Frying Object (UFO)

Union des Bandits Suisses (UBS nickname)

Unique by Nature (McKinney slogan)

Unique Dining Capital of Texas (Roanoke nickname)

Unique New York (tongue twister)

Uniscuit or Monoscuit (similar to "biscuit" and "Triscuit")

"Uniscuit, Biscuit, Triscuit, Quadscuit"

United Bank of Swindlers or Union Bank of Swindlers (UBS nickname)

United Nuts (United Nations nickname)

United Package Smashers or United Parcel Smashers (United Parcel Service or UPS nickname)

United Snakes (United States nickname)

United Stasi of America ("USA" backronym)

"United States of America: You mean Texas and its 49 bitches"

United States of Amnesia

United We Stand (9-11 slogan)

University in Exile (New School for Social Research)

"University is just like being unemployed, but your parents are proud of you"

University of Havana-North (Columbia University)

University of Life

University of Science, Music and Culture ("USMC" backronym)

University of Texas at Omaha

"University priorities: football for alumni, parking for faculty, sex for students"

"Unless life also hands you water and sugar, your lemonade's going to suck"

"Unless you are a pizza, the answer is yes, I can live without you"

"Unless you fell off the treadmill and smacked your face, no one wants to hear about your workout"

"Unless you puke, faint or die, keep going"

Unlimited Shit and Mass Confusion ("USMC" backronym)

"Unlocking your phone with facial recognition must suck if you're a twin"

"Unmasked. Unmuzzled. Unvaccinated. Unafraid"

"Unmasked. Untested. Unvaxxed. Unafraid"

"Unmasked. Unvaccinated. Unapologetic. Unafraid"

Unring the Bell (impossibility of taking back a statement or action)

"Unsustainable is the new normal" ("Fiscal crisis is the new normal")

"Unsweetened tea isn't actually unsweetened, it's non-sweetened"


"Until you cross the bridge of your insecurities, you can't begin to explore your possibilities"

"Unvaccinated people did their homework early on..."

"Unvaccinated sperm is the new Bitcoin"

"Unvaccinated sperm is the next Bitcoin"

"Unvaxxed sperm is the new Bitcoin"

"Unvaxxed sperm is the next Bitcoin"

Unwashed ("the great unwashed")

"Unwritten rule of the internet: If your debating someone, you better have proper grammar..."

Un-American Statesman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)

"Un cuadrangular en sabor (A home run of flavor)" (El Nuevo Caridad restaurant)

Un-Texas (Austin nickname)

UpChuck E. Cheese or Upchucky Cheese (Chuck E. Cheese's nickname)

"Upkeep of most Chinese restaurants is Lo Meintenance"

Uplift Town (McLean nickname)

Upper Ten (Thousand)

Upper West Fest

Upstate Manhattan (Washington Heights & Inwood)

Upstuck (poker winning/losing)


Uptown Arts Stroll

"Uptown, not uptight and decidedly New York" (Le Parker Meridien)

"Up a staircase, down an elevator" (Wall Street adage)

Up or Down Vote (thumbs up or thumbs down)

"Up the fuck we must wake"

"Up the river, down the lake; the pitcher's got a bellyache"

"Up your butt and around the corner"

"Up your butt and around the corner through your tubes and out your boobs"

Urban Harvest

Urban Jungle; Concrete Jungle; Asphalt Jungle

Urban Ranger

Urinalist (urine/urinal + journalist)

USAtheist (USA + atheist)

Useful Idiot

UselessTube (YouTube nickname)

Useless Nations (United Nations nickname)

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without"

"Use the word 'beans' in a sentence."/"We are all human beans."

USSA (United Socialist States of America or United States of Socialist America)

U.S. Chamber of Crony Capitalism (U.S. Chamber of Commerce nickname)

UTEP Two-Step (basketball dribble)

Utica: Chicken Riggies

Utica: City that God Forgot (nickname)

Utica: Half-Moon (cookie)

Utica: Handshake City (nickname)

Utica: Jelly Bun

Utica: Second Chance City (nickname)

Uvaldean (inhabitant of Uvalde)

U've Been Sacked (UBS nickname)

"U-Haul in Texas is called Yee-Haul"

U Signed the Motherfucking Contract ("USMC" backronym)

U Suckers Missed Christmas ("USMC" backronym)

"U.S. Air Force: My job is to protect your ass, not kiss it"

"U.S. Army: My job is to protect your ass, not kiss it"

"U.S. Army: Our job is to defend your ass, not kiss it"

"U.S. Navy: My job is to protect your ass, not kiss it"

"U.S. Navy: Our job is to defend your ass, not kiss it"

U. S. Open (tennis)