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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Entry from October 08, 2017
“A nut for a jar of tuna” (palindrome)

"A nut for a jar of tuna"is a palindrome (reading the same backwards). “A Nut for a jar of tuna” was posted on the newsgroup alt.anagrams on January 17, 1997.


Google Groups: alt.anagrams
palindromes
George Mitchell
1/17/97
(...)
- A Nut for a jar of tuna.

14 February 2002, Guelph (ON) Mercury, “My heart is in another day” by Joanne Shuttleworth, pg. A2:
Grocery stores will offer a number of deals, a ‘dairy myriad’ of specials if you will. For example, rather than money, pay ‘a nut for a jar of tuna.’ Can ‘Ana, nab a banana?’ You bet she can, but ‘No lemons, no melon.’

Google Groups: rec.music.phish
A nut for a jar of tuna.
xlucasx
12/8/02
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28 January 2004, Cincinnati (OH) Post, “From duct tape to palindromes” by Jan Perry, pg. C7:
http://www.palindromelist.com. A palindrome is a word or phrase or number that reads the same backward as it does forward—like “racecar,” “borrow or rob” or “a nut for a jar of tuna.” This site lists hundreds of them, including one that runs an incredible 4,963 words long.

November/December 2004, Storyworks, “PaLiNdRoMes,” pg. 14:
A nut for a jar of tuna.

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@VanHerndon
Palindrome:A nut for a jar of tuna.
2:54 AM - 4 Dec 2008

Google Books
Breezy with a Chance of Mixed Metaphors—Parodies, Poems, Palindromes, Personal Memoirs
By Marvin Francis Fouty
Sarasota, FL: First Edition Design Publishing, Inc.
2015
Pg. 17:
Hungry?, Otto inquired. “Before we head back to Laguna.”
Said Ned. I’m “A NUT FOR A JAR OF TUNA.”

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
A nut for a jar of tuna is the same backwards.
submitted October 9, 2017 by Adventure_Inc

Posted by Barry Popik
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