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 March 22, 2018
“Scotland has Lochs, but Florida has Keys”

"Loch” (lock) and “key” is sometimes applied to geography.

“Florida has keys, but no locks. Scotland has lochs, but no keys. Maybe we should put the two together?” was posted on Twitter on July 12, 2014. “Scotland has Lochs, but Florida has Keys” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on March 23, 2018.


Wiktionary: loch
Noun
loch
(plural lochs)
1. (Ireland, Scotland) A lake.
2. (Ireland, Scotland) A bay or arm of the sea.

Wiktionary: key
Noun
key
(plural keys)
1. One of a string of small islands.
the Florida Keys

Twitter
Meander411
@Meander411
Replying to @WanderTheMap
Florida has keys, but no locks. Scotland has lochs, but no keys. Maybe we should put the two together? #ttot
11:01 PM - 12 Jul 2014

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Scotland has Lochs, but Florida has Keys.
submitted March 23, 2018 by drumdeity
COMMENTS
trogdors_arm
It’s extra satisfying to think that lochs are water and the keys are land.

Monkeyplums
See as a Scot, that only works if you pronounce loch wrong (like lock). The ch doesn’t make a ck sound. Hell I don’t even know how to spell the sound it makes… think phlegm…

Posted by Barry Popik
Florida (Sunshine State Dictionary) • Thursday, March 22, 2018 • Permalink