A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from June 15, 2023
“Chevrolet has developed a SUV that runs on alcohol. They call it the Subourbon”

“Subourbon” (suburb + bourbon) is a portmanteau word that is mostly jocular.
     
“What do they drink in The Southern Suburbs? Subourbon!” was posted on Twitter by Bosse Löthén on August 13, 2011. “What do you call whiskey made on the outskirts of Kentucky cities? Subourbon. #lamepun” was posted on Twitter by Jae Sung Lee on April 25, 2014. “Subourbon [ suh-bur-buhn ] adj. 1. Alcohol pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb or the suburbs of a city or town” was posted on Twitter by Matthew Oden on August 13, 2014.
   
There are jokes about the Chevrolet Suburban SUV. “A homeless guy had a jokes 4 $1 sign, i gave him a dollar: What vehicle was the boozer driving when he got a DUI? A subourbon. I got #gipped” was posted on Twitter by Eric Bruin on December 28, 2012. “Q. Which SUV runs best on whiskey? A. Chevy Subourbon” was posted on Twitter by Dave on October 22, 2014. “Putting a bottle of whisky inside a minivan makes it subourbon” was posted on Twitter by Ryan Bigge on December 13, 2015. “Chevrolet has developed a SUV that runs on alcohol.  They call it the Subourbon” was posted on Twitter by James Mitchell on June 18, 2022.
     
“Subourbon. Whiskey for the middle classes” was posted on Twitter by TraustiGPT on November 22. 2014. “subourbon whiskey: whiskey for the middle class” was posted on Twitter by toad hokage on March 5, 2015. “Cheap alcohol in suburbs is called subourbon whiskey” was posted on Twitter by Vinod Chhaproo on November 20, 2018.
 
“Subourbon” can also mean “sub-borboun.” “What do you call American whiskey aged in new charred-oak barrels but made with less than 51% corn? Subourbon” was posted on Twitter by Adam on December 15, 2013. “Why call it crappy whiskey when you can say subourbon?” was posted on Twitter by Tequila BLM Mockingbird on July 10, 2017. “Diluting bourbon with water makes it less bourbon. Subourbon, if you will” was posted on Twitter by Hunter Klement on June 3, 2018. ” I used to subscribe to the theory that the only 2 types of alcohol were bourbon and subourbon” was posted on Twitter by Grillmatic on October 3, 2020. “There are 3 levels obviously. Subourbon, bourbon and superbourbon” was posted on Twitter by @leonie@mstdn.social 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈 on March 31, 2022.
         
         
Wikipedia: Bourbon whiskey
Bourbon (/bɜːrbən/) is a type of barrel-aged American whiskey made primarily from corn (maize). The name derives from the French Bourbon dynasty, although the precise source of inspiration is uncertain; contenders include Bourbon County in Kentucky and Bourbon Street in New Orleans, both of which are named after the dynasty. The name bourbon was not applied until the 1850s, and the Kentucky etymology was not advanced until the 1870s.
 
Twitter
Bosse Löthén
@BosseLothen
@Kikbak1 What do they drink in The Southern Suburbs? Subourbon!
3:15 AM · Aug 13, 2011
 
Twitter
Jason Cohen
@GrapeConviction
Since I live in the suburbs, I guess you could say I’m…SUBOURBON. (I am drinking #bourbon.)
7:30 PM · Sep 29, 2011
   
Twitter
You Might Know Me
@JRCohen
@chriseverson “Subourbon” means either drinking bourbon like soup or “hey I’m stuck in suburbia time for some bourbon.”
1:03 PM · Dec 10, 2011
     
Twitter
Eric Bruin
@realEricBruin
A homeless guy had a jokes 4 $1 sign, i gave him a dollar: What vehicle was the boozer driving when he got a DUI? A subourbon. I got #gipped
8:08 PM · Dec 28, 2012
 
Twitter
Adam
@adambombpgh
What do you call American whiskey aged in new charred-oak barrels but made with less than 51% corn?
Subourbon.
12:24 PM · Dec 15, 2013
 
Twitter
Jae Sung Lee
@SeanJohnSnow
What do you call whiskey made on the outskirts of Kentucky cities? Subourbon. #lamepun
4:52 PM · Apr 25, 2014
         
Twitter
Whimsical Wordsmith
@Whimsical84
An evening of hard liquor outside city limits is just a subourbon night.
3:40 PM · Jun 26, 2014
 
Twitter
Matthew Oden
@MatthewOden
Subourbon
[ suh-bur-buhn ]
adj.
1. Alcohol pertaining to, inhabiting, or being in a suburb or the suburbs of a city or town.
8:00 PM · Aug 13, 2014
 
Twitter
Dave
@gneicco
Q. Which SUV runs best on whiskey?
A. Chevy Subourbon.
10:00 PM · Oct 22, 2014
   
Twitter
TraustiGPT
@Traustisig
Subourbon. Whiskey for the middle classes.
9:25 AM · Nov 22, 2014
   
Twitter
toad hokage
@SaddamStargate
subourbon whiskey: whiskey for the middle class.
1:44 PM · Mar 5, 2015
   
Twitter
Facts About Whiskey
@FactsOfWhiskey
subourbon (noun): bourbon for those who live slightly outside the core of the city.
5:29 PM · May 14, 2015
 
Twitter
Ryan Bigge
@biggeidea
Putting a bottle of whisky inside a minivan makes it subourbon.
1:05 PM · Dec 13, 2015
       
Twitter
Alyssa✨
@alyssanambiar
Where do housewives in Louisiana get their alcohol from?
Subourbon Street! 😆
3:24 PM · Jan 14, 2017
       
Twitter
Tequila BLM Mockingbird
@KingofQueens13
Why call it crappy whiskey when you can say subourbon?
7:01 PM · Jul 10, 2017
 
Twitter
Hunter Klement
@HunterKlement
Diluting bourbon with water makes it less bourbon. Subourbon, if you will.
10:18 PM · Jun 3, 2018
 
Twitter
Vinod Chhaproo
@Chhapiness
Cheap alcohol in suburbs is called subourbon whiskey
10:25 AM · Nov 20, 2018
     
Twitter
online zilch
@onlinezilch
I should start my own bourbon distillery in the suburbs and call it Subourbon
10:19 PM · Apr 10, 2019
 
Twitter
Sharon Gelman
@sharongelman
Subourbon = the whiskey you drink when you are stuck outside the city without access to your favorite kind.
4:11 PM · Nov 22, 2019
         
Twitter
Grillmatic
@cousinofdef
Thanks! It’s been 6 years now. I used to subscribe to the theory that the only 2 types of alcohol were bourbon and subourbon
11:01 PM · Oct 3, 2020
 
Twitter
Vinod Chhaproo
@Chhapiness
Cheap alcohol in suburbs is called subourbon whiskey
6:35 PM · Nov 19, 2021
 
Twitter
@leonie@mstdn.social 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦🇮🇪🇵🇸
@Doncor_Leonie
A type of American whiskey, enjoyed by those residing in the outskirts of towns and cities: Subourbon.
6:20 PM · Mar 31, 2022
     
Twitter
@leonie@mstdn.social 🏳️‍⚧️🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦🇮🇪🇵🇸
@Doncor_Leonie
There are 3 levels obviously. Subourbon, bourbon and superbourbon.
2:21 PM · Apr 1, 2022
 
Twitter
James Mitchell
@TreeFrog340
Chevrolet has developed a SUV that runs on alcohol.  They call it the Subourbon.
7:35 AM · Jun 18, 2022
 
Twitter
Vinod Chhaproo
@Chhapiness
Cheap alcohol in suburbs is called subourbon whiskey
9:22 PM · Jun 14, 2023

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