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 15, 2018
Baloney (nonsense)

Entry in progress—B.P.

(Oxford English Dictionary)
baloney | boloney, n. and int.
Etymology: Commonly regarded as < Bologna n. (sausage) but the connection remains conjectural.
slang (orig. U.S.).
Humbug; nonsense.
1928 Sat. Evening Post 28 Nov. 21 Gee, that’s a long shot. Boloney! That’s not the ball—it’s the divot.

30 June 1922, Variety (New York, NY), pg. 6, col. 3:
GRIFTERS HAVE BAD BREAK UP THE STATE
Con Meets Couple from His Old Mob—Country Slickers Clean Them on Season
Binghamton, June 28.
Dear Chick:
Cuthbert and Algy will be here next week. The local papers are full of baloney about the pennant bein’ in as soon as this pair get out their uniform.
(...)
Your old pal,
Con. (Jack Conway—ed.)

6 October 1922, Variety (New York, NY), pg. 9, col. 2:
BROADWAY BELLES
(MUTUAL BURLESQUE)
For discriminating burlesque audiences “The Broadway Belles” at the Olympic this week is a lot of boloney.
(...)
Con. (Jack Conway—ed.)

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Monday, October 15, 2018 • Permalink


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