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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from December 28, 2020
“As mad as a hornet” ("Madder than a hornet")

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(Oxford English Dictionary)
as mad as a hornet North American.
1848 Tioga (Wellsboro, Pa.) Eagle 12 Jan. 1/4 While old Darling, who was mad as a hornet, was gwine to have Doolittle arrested for niggar stealin, right off.
1919 H. L. Mencken Amer. Lang. 80 In the familiar simile, as mad as a hornet, it [sc. the word mad] is used in the American sense.
1927 Amer. Speech 2 360 He was as mad as a hornet when he heard how the election went.

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Lauren Alaina
@Lauren_Alaina
@petesallis madder than a hornet in an old coke can?!
9:31 AM · Sep 1, 2012·Echofon

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Destiny Sparkles
@LaLauren_Lovers
Madder than a hornet in an old coke can. Lmfao.
9:36 AM · Sep 1, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Everything Lauren
@AllThingsAlaina
“I’m full as a tick on a fat dog” and “Madder than a hornet in an old coke can.” #OnlyLauren
10:58 PM · Sep 1, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Rebekkah Owens
@bek_______
I was gettin madder than a hornet in an ole coke can
1:34 AM · Feb 6, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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@MaddieTaeFans
I was fishing he was fishing
We were kissing I was getting
Madder than a hornet in an old coke can [Multiple musical notes]
8:59 PM · May 3, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Cody
@Cody22____
Oh, I was fishing
He was wishing
We were kissing
I was getting madder than a hornet in an old Coke can [Multiple musical notes]
1:10 PM · Dec 31, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, December 28, 2020 • Permalink