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 January 11, 2021
“Foible. In England, it’s a minor eccentricity in character. In New York, it’s what a cat pukes”

A joke on the New York City accent was posted on Twitter by Bob Kostic (and others) on January 11, 2015:

“Foible. In England, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character. In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up.”

That is, what is “foible” in England is “furball” in New York.


Twitter
Mark Thomson YNWA
@rockyboboss
Foible.
In Britain, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up.
3:29 AM · Jan 11, 2015·iOS

Twitter
Mark Summers
@markysumm
Foible.
In England, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up.
5:36 AM · Jan 11, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Wendy Frost
@West4Music
Foible.
In England, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up.
6:45 AM · Jan 11, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Foible.
In England, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up.
4:28 PM · Jan 11, 2015·Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Shaun Wood
January 11, 2017 at 1:54 PM ·
Foible.
In England, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Foible.
In England, it’s a minor weakness or eccentricity in someone’s character.
In New York, it’s something a cat pukes up.
7:06 PM · Jan 11, 2021·Twitter Web App

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Monday, January 11, 2021 • Permalink