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 September 02, 2015
Frog Sticks (french fries)

Entry in progress.—B.P.
 
30 November 1988, St. Albans (VT) Messenger Shopping News, “Burn one and take it through the garden,” pg. 20, col. 1:
“Wax a wimpy with frog sticks,” Ernest continues, when another customer orders the classic American cheeseburger with french fries.
   
Google News Archive
21 November 1995, Gettysburg (PA) Times, “Diner lingo disappears in changing times” by Mark Harden (Columbus Dispatch), pg. A4, col. 4:
In other environs, French fries were called “frog sticks.”
 
Google Books
How to Talk American:
A Guide to Our Native Tongues

By Jim Crotty
Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company
1997
Pg. 80:
frog sticks: french fries.
 
Twitter
Infamous Diner
‏@InfamousDiner
#dinerlingo - can you guess what ‘Frog Sticks’ are? 🍟
5:10 AM - 6 Aug 2015
   
Unravel Magazine
The Delicious Guide to Diner Lingo
by Daniel Adler on September 1, 2015
(...)
Frog Sticks   French Fries

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, September 02, 2015 • Permalink


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