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 Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 17, 2022
“Your mama is the reason this town is called The Big Easy” ("yo mama” joke)

“Big Easy” is a popular nickname of New Orleans, Louisiana. The term is also sometimes used as a “yo mama” joke.

“I am now in the Big Easy and this time I don’t mean your mom” was posted on Twitter by Vincent Russell on April 17, 2009. “Company today, then off to The Big Easy tomorrow! (The Big Easy of course meaning New Orleans, rather than your mom)” was posted on Twitter by Chase on July 31, 2009. “Just got into The Big Easy. Insert obligatory joke about your mom here” was posted on Twitter by Grandma Ftarkin on November 12, 2009.

“@TheJimCornette Smackdown is in New Orleans, so which wrestler first used the joke, ‘Your mama is the reason this town is called The Big Easy’” was posted on Twitter by Jeremy Kasperson on October 14, 2022.


Wikipedia: Maternal insult
A maternal insult, also referred to as a “yo mama” joke, is a reference to a person’s mother through the use of phrases such as “your mother” or other regional variants, frequently used to insult the target by way of their mother.

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Vincent Russell
@VinceARussell
I am now in the Big Easy and this time I don’t mean your mom.
2:00 PM · Apr 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Chase
@thedragonsword
Company today, then off to The Big Easy tomorrow! (The Big Easy of course meaning New Orleans, rather than your mom)
12:32 PM · Jul 31, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Grandma Ftarkin
@GrandmaFtarkin
Just got into The Big Easy. Insert obligatory joke about your mom here.
6:20 PM · Nov 12, 2009·Twitter SMS

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Swabby McSpooky
@SwabbyMcSweetie
Gearing up for man-cation in the Big Easy. New Orleans, not your mom.
1:53 PM · Apr 29, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Tom
@Tom
Replying to @simonpegg
@simonpegg and I don’t know why they call new Orleans the big easy, they obviously meant your mom. Ba-dum-che.
11:58 AM · Sep 11, 2010·Twitter for iPhone

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Mike May
@SB_MikeMay
@RebuttalKing the big easy=your mom=New Orleans. #dickbreath=you Hows the acne tiny tim
2:34 AM · Sep 20, 2010·TweetCaster

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Matt The Medic
@MattTheMedic
Right, wheels up. I’m out, Detroit. See you all in the big easy.
PS- I’m not talking about your mom.
3:35 PM · May 9, 2011·TweetDeck

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Mr. Erik Hockemeyer
@ErikHockemeyer
Kyle: the big easy coffee maker?
Erik: big easy? Hey Chris isn’t that what they call your mom?
10:48 PM · Jan 7, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Hootie
@BrodTHEchode69
I call your mom new Orleans cause she’s the big easy
8:46 PM · Jun 14, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Taylor Ashbrook (テイラー) 🏳️‍⚧️
@taylor_ashbrook
Teacher: The “Big Easy” is the nickname for what?
Me: Yo momma!!!
#FavoriteLinesInClass #USHistory
2:57 PM · Sep 27, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Ashley Nicole
@Ash_n_ya_mouth
I’d slap yo momma for sum big easy right now lol
11:14 AM · Dec 8, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Millz
@YoMillz
Your mom’s nick name was Louisiana in high school because she was the big easy.
12:27 AM · Jan 16, 2013·Twitter for Android

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Mario Settino
@mariosettino89
Hey, did you know that the city of New Orleans and your mom share the same nickname? Yeah, the ‘big easy’!
11:35 PM · Mar 24, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Vagabond 🐿🐿
@LeonSquirrels
The Big Easy? That’s what they call your mom
10:14 PM · Apr 7, 2013·Twitter for Android

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Samantha W
@swilkins86
Guy 1: “We need to try that Big Easy restaurant”
Guy 2: “The Big Easy?”
Guy 1: “Yeah, The Big Easy. Like your mom.”
#overheardinlondon
3:18 AM · Oct 2, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Gorda O’Sullivan
@randomlady74
If 4 days I will be in the “Big Easy”. No. Not your mom, silly. New Orleans.
9:50 PM · Oct 20, 2013·Twitter for Android

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Kerr
@madeye_kerr
One flight away from the Big Easy… And I’m not referring to your mom. #NCHC13 #needsomePopeyesicewithdatburn?
11:53 AM · Nov 7, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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naya❥
@purplemufasa
Replying to @marcusthetoken
“@MarcusTheToken: Apparently New Orleans wasn’t called the Big Easy until your Mom visited.” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
5:12 PM · Oct 2, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Justin Miller
@iamjustinmiller
Is your mom from New Orleans? Cuz she’s the Big Easy.
12:45 PM · Apr 28, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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the Seville Club
@SevilleClub
This week’s blue plate salutes the Big Easy! No, not your mom. It’s a taste of NOLA: BBQ Shirmp & Andouille Sausage Po’boy w/ Jalapeño Slaw!
5:16 PM · May 7, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Patrick
@Traincrossin
Replying to @Schmoofy
@Schmoofy Your mom’s the big easy!
10:49 PM · Aug 27, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Quantum Flux
@QuantumFlux1964
“Your Mom: The Big Easy”
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MisfitsPolitics
@MisfitsPolitics
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Sep 7, 2018
Add “your mom” to a movie title #MisfitMischief
9:17 PM · Sep 7, 2018·Twitter Web Client

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👻🎃 ash 🖤
@asharonincheese
Will never forget playing Apples to Apples in my high school Spanish III class and one kid’s card was “New Orleans” and he said “Do you know why they call it the Big Easy?” And I immediately said “because of your mom?” No thoughts only violence
3:13 PM · May 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Cristine Rice
@PstafarianPrice
Your Mom, or, as she’s more commonly known as, The Big Easy
10:59 PM · Sep 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Jeremy Kasperson
@jeremykasperson
@TheJimCornette Smackdown is in New Orleans, so which wrestler first used the joke, “Your mama is the reason this town is called The Big Easy.”
7:26 PM · Oct 14, 2022·Twitter for Android

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