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 August 20, 2012
“Seconds count— especially when dieting”

“Seconds count—especially when (you’re) dieting” is a pun upon the word “seconds” (meaning “second helpings” or “second servings”). The jocular saying has been cited in print since at least 1962.
A similar pun on the word “seconds” is “It’s not the minutes at the table that make you fat—it’s the seconds.” A different “seconds count” saying is “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”
Google Books
Apples of Gold
By Jo Petty
Norwalk, CT: C.R. Gibson
Pg. 84:
Seconds count, especially when dieting.
1 February 1964, The Oregonian (Portland, OR), sec. 2, pg. 1, col. 1:
Seconds count, especially when you’re dieting.  J.H.
Google Books
Complete Speaker’s and Toastmaster’s Library
Edited by Jacob Morton Braude
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
Pg. 57:
Seconds count— especially when dieting.
4 February 1970, Waterloo (IA) Daily Courier, “Northeast Iowa People and Places” by John Barbour, pg. 17, col. 1:
Seconds count—especially when you’re dieting.
1 April 1981, Chicago (IL) Tribune, pg. A1:
Seconds count—especially when dieting.
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Think about it: Seconds count — especially when dieting.

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