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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"Sacred cows make the best hamburger"

"Saddle your hoss before cussin' the boss"

"Sadly this Christmas passes away, so let us give thanks today"

Sadomonetarism (sadomasochism + monetarism); Sadomonetarist

"Safety is when nothing happens"

Safety School

"Safe as houses"

"Safe driving is no accident"

"Sage on the stage or guide on the side" (teaching terms)

Saigon (Seguin nickname)

Sailgating (sail + tailgating)

Sailor Sandwich

Saint City (New Orleans nickname)

Salad Bar

"Salad dressing is just lettuce gravy"

"Salad isn't food -- it's what food eats" ("Vegetables are what food eats")

Salami Slicing (Salami Technique; Salami Attack)

Salami Tactics


Saleabration (sale + celebration)

Saleathon (sale + marathon)

"Salesmanship begins when the customer says no"

"Sales go up and down. Service stays forever"

"Sales is vanity, profit is sanity, cash is reality" ("Volume/ Turnover/ Revenue is vanity...")

"Sales sells the first car and service sells the rest" (car dealership adage)

"Salivating is just your mouth getting horny for food"

Sallie Mae (Student Loan Marketing Association)

Sally Soccer-mom

"Salsa from New York City?" (Pace picante sauce commercials)

Salsa Picante (Picante Sauce)

Salsa Ranchera (Ranch Sauce)

Salsa Verde

Saltwater Heaven (Aransas Pass nickname)

Salty Dog (cocktail)

"Salt and sugar look the same. Be careful who you trust"

"Salt and sugar look the same. Be careful who you trust"

"Salt is just angry sugar"

"Salt is just tasty rocks"

"Salt, sugar, sex -- the deeper you go, the sweeter it gets"

Salt Water Taffy

Salugi (or Saloogie)

Salute to Israel

"Same shit, different asshole" (political adage)

Sammy Scheme (Uncle Sam + Ponzi Scheme)

Sam Hill

"Sam Houston made us free; Sam Colt made us equal"

Sam Houston White Cake

Sam, Mike, Will (strongside, middle and weakside linebacker nicknames)

Sam Ward (cocktail)

"Sam, You Made the Pants Too Long" (1932)

Sanctuary City

Sanctuary Restaurant

"Sandwiches need chips, shoulders do not"

Sand and Jello (San Angelo nickname)

Sand Hog (Sandhog)

"Santa's helpers are subordinate clauses"

Santa Anna's Revenge (traveler's diarrhea or "Montezuma's revenge")

Santa Claus Curse (New York Mets)

"Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year"

Santa Claus & Sidewalk Santas

Santa Fe Salad

San Angeloan (inhabitant of San Angelo)

San Antone (San Antonio)

San Antonian (inhabitant of San Antonio)

San Antonio Blight (San Antonio Light nickname)

San Antonio Chicken; San Antonio Chicken Roll-Ups; San Antonio Chicken Wraps

San Antonio Excuse-for-News (San Antonio Express-News nickname)

"San Antonio is the northernmost city in Mexico"

San Anto ("San Antonio" in Chicano slang)

San Francisco of the South (Austin nickname)

San Jacinto Corn

San Juan Hill; The Gut

San Man

San Marcan (inhabitant of San Marcos)

San Marvelous (San Marcos nickname)

Saranac Lake: Capital City of the Adirondacks (nickname)

Saranac Lake: "Green Side of the Big Apple" (slogan)

Saranac Lake: Little City in the Adirondacks (nickname)

Saranac Lake: "The Adirondacks' Coolest Place" (slogan)

Saratoga: Big Apple (New York racing circuit including the Saratoga Race Course)

Saratoga: Graveyard of Champions or Graveyard of Favorites (Saratoga Race Course)

Saratoga: "Heaven's nice, but it ain't Saratoga" (joke)

Saratoga: "Pearly gates of horse racing" (Saratoga Race Course)

Saratoga: Peppermint Pig

Saratoga: Saratoga Potato (Chip)

Saratoga: "The August place to be" (Saratoga Race Course)

"Sarcasm is just one more service we offer"

"Sarcasm is like a good game of chess. Most people don’t know how to play chess"

"Sarcasm is the sour cream of wit"

"Sarcasm will get you nowhere in life" (joke)

"Saskatchewan is much like Texas — except it's more friendly to the United States"

Satan's Circus

Satan Sandwich

"Satire is something that closes on Saturday night" (theatre adage)

"Saturdays are for adventure; Sundays are for cuddling"

Saturday Night Liberal (Saturday Night Live or SNL nickname)

"Live, from New York! It's Saturday Night!" (Saturday Night Live)

Saturday Night Special

"Saturday -- the day kids jump out of bed at 6am"

Sauce Proposal (Proposal Sauce)

Saudi America (oil-producing areas of the United States)

"Sauerkraut and bacon drive all care away"

Sauerkraut Bend (King William Street, San Antonio)

Sausage Sandwich

"Save a cow -- eat a vegetarian"

"Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy" ("Save a Horse, Mount a Cowboy")

"Save some time and just put your Taco Bell directly in the toilet"

"Save the ales"

"Save the earth -- it's the only planet with chocolate"

"Save water. Drink champagne"

"Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them"

"Save your pennies and the sales tax will take care of them"

Savile Row (bespoke tailoring in NoHo/Nolita/West Village)

"Saving is a very fine thing, especially when your parents have done it for you"

"Sawdust is man glitter"

Sawdust Pie

Sawdust Trail (Sawdust Circuit)

"Saw a fat kid wearing an 'I Love Hip Hop" shirt. The letters 'C' and 'S' must have washed off"

"Saw a fat kid wearing an 'I Love Hip Hop" shirt. The letters 'C' and 'S' must have washed off"

"Saying 'drugs and alcohol' is like saying 'vegetables and potatoes'"

Sayre's Law: Mayors of NY come from nowhere and go nowhere

"Say boo and scary on"

"Say 'Cheese!'"

"Say no to drugs. Then again, if you're talking to drugs, you're probably on drugs"

"Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Tacos"

"Say whatever you want about pedophiles, but at least they drive slowly through school zones"

Sazerac (cocktail)

SA Town (San Antonio nickname)

"Scaffolding -- I'm a supporter"

"Scallops are the marshmallows of the sea"

Scalpel vs. Machete (budget-cutting techniques)

Scampaign (scam + campaign)

Scandalpalooza (scandal + lollapalooza)

Scarebus (Airbus nickname)

"Scared money never wins" (gambling, Wall Street adage)

"Scare you to death, work you to death, then bore you to death" (law school's three years)

Scarf (to eat)

"Schaefer Is the One Beer to Have When You're Having More Than One" (Schaefer Beer)

Schenectady: Electric City (nickname)

Schenectady: "The City that Lights and Hauls the World" (slogan)

"Schizophrenia beats dining alone"

Schleppie Award

Schmear (Schmeer; Shmear; Shmeer)

"Scholarships are basically giftcards for college"

Schoolcation (school + vacation)

"School bells are ringing loud and clear; vacation’s over, school is here"

School For Alcoholics (Stephen F. Austin State University nickname)

"School is a building that has four walls -- with tomorrow inside"

"School is just a really long tutorial"

"School is killing us. Textbooks are made from paper, paper is made from trees..."

"School is like a tutorial for life"

"School is punishment for the crime of being young"

"School is soup and I am a fork"

"School minutes are longer than regular minutes"

School of Hard Knocks (University of Hard Knocks)

School of No (PS 106, Far Rockaway, Queens nickname)

"School was great! We made explosives" (joke)

"Schrödinger's Cash: When you don't know how much is in your bank account"

"Schrödinger's cat walks into a bar..." (bar joke)

Schrödinger's Money

Schumwich (NY Senator Chuck Schumer's sandwich)

"Science built skyscrapers and airplanes, but only religion can bring the two together"

"Science built skyscrapers and airplanes, but only faith can bring the two together"

"Science flies you to the moon; religion flies you into buildings"

"Science: If you don't make mistakes, you're doing it wrong"

"Science may never come up with a better office communications system than the coffee break"

"Science may never come up with a better office communications system than the coffee break"

"Scientists turn back time and end up with 'emit'"

SCOAMF (Stuttering Clusterfuck Of A Miserable Failure)


Scooter Pie

"Scotland has Lochs, but Florida has Keys"

SCOTUS (Supreme Court Of The United States)

"Scout traits, not production" (player acquisition strategy)

"Scrabble is all fun and games until someone loses an 'I'"

"Scrambled eggs should be spelled dcrbmlaes gegs"

"Scrapple From the Apple" (1947)


Scratch 'n' Match (Daily News promotional game)

Screaming Buy (Wall Street phrase)

Screwdriver (vodka + orange juice cocktail)

Screwel, Screwl, Scrool, Scruel, Skrewel, Skrewl (school)


Screwston (Houston nickname)

ScrewTube (YouTube nickname)

"Screw it, just do it" ("Screw it, let's do it")

"Screw up, move up"

SCRIE (pronounced "scree") and SCHE (pronounced "she"); DRIE

Scroogle or Screwgle (screw/Scrooge + Google)

SCROTUS (Supreme Court Republicans Of The United States)

Scrubway (Subway nickname)

Scullers' Row


Seafood Delight (seafood platter)

Seafood Diet ("Whenever I see food, I eat it" -- Tommy Lasorda?)

Seafood Platter

Seagull Manager (Seagull Management)

Seahawks (Wagner College teams)

"Seasoned fries are what rookie fries eventually become"

"Season's bleatings. Fleece on earth. Good wool to men"

Seastead (sea + homestead); Seasteading

"Seat 'em and feed 'em" (sports facility adage)

Sea Breeze (cocktail)

Sea Gulls of the Sink (roaches); Rats with Wings (pigeons)

Secret Santa

"Seconds count— especially when dieting"

Second Acting

Second Avenue Subway Cough (Second Avenue Subway Syndrome)

Second Biggest Paris in the World (Second Largest Paris in the World)

Second "Big Apple" explanation: December 1, 1926

Second Chance U. (TSU nickname)

Second City (Chicago nickname)

Second City of the World

"Second Hand Rose (From Second Avenue)" (1921)

Second Line; Second Liner; Second Lining

Second Nashville (Austin nickname)

"Second place is the first loser" (sports adage)

"Second Prize: Two weeks in Philadelphia/ Chicago/ Los Angeles/ Texas" (joke)

"Second toughest job in America" (NYC mayor)

"Secrecy is the breeding ground of tyranny" ("Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny")

Secretary of Death (Secretary of Defense nickname)

Secret Circus (Secret Service nickname)

Secret Subway (PATH)

Securitocracy (security + -ocracy)

"Security is our middle name" (slogan at various government agencies)

Security Mom

Security Theater

Seedelicious or Seedalicious or Seedilicious (seed + delicious)

Seeduction (seed + seduction)

"Seeing a UPS truck as an adult is the childhood equivalent of seeing an ice cream truck"

"Seek respect, not attention. It lasts longer"

See B.S. (CBS nickname)

"See Miracles In Life Everyday" ("smile" backronym)

See Texas First (See America First)

"See The Dog Jump In A Circle. Leave Her Home To Entertain Every Visitor Here" (Cabinet mnemonic)

"See you later, alligator; after a while, crocodile"

Seguinite (inhabitant of Seguin)

Seinfeld Session

"Seis de Mayo sucks ass"


Selection Sunday

Selfieccino (selfie + cappuccino)

"Self-checkouts are for teenagers buying their first condoms"

"Self-confidence is the best outfit. Rock it and own it"

"Self-education is the only kind of education there is"

Selkirk Hurdle

Sellabration (sell + celebration)

Sellathon (sell + marathon)

"Sellers of dried grapes are always raisin awareness"

"Sell down to the sleeping point" (Wall Street proverb)

"Sell in May and go away (buy back on St. Leger's day)" (Halloween Indicator)

"Sell like hotcakes" (a fast-selling item)

"Sell like hot cakes" (a fast-selling item)

"Sell on Rosh Hashanah, buy on Yom Kippur" (Wall Street adage)

"Sell the problem, not the solution" (advertising adage)

"Sell when Business Week says buy" (Business Week cover curse/cover jinx)

"Sell when you can, not when you have to”

Selmelier (salt expert)

"Seltzer is just angry water"

Seminar Caller

Semita (Cemita)

Senate Bean Soup

"'Senator' is an anagram for 'treason'"

"Send a Salami to Your Boy in the Army"

Senegalese Soup


Senior Citizen

Senior Slump

Señorita Special (Señorita Plate; Señorita Platter)

Septagon (seven-sided bathroom in Central Park's Arsenal)

"September is when leaves and stocks tend to fall; On Wall Street it's the worst month of all"

Sept-taper or Septaper (September + taper)

Sequesteria (sequester + hysteria)

Sequestrocalypse (sequester + apocalypse)

"Serious as a snake bite" ("Serious as a snakebite")

Sermon on the Mound (Pope delivering Mass at Yankee Stadium)

"Service is the rent we pay to live on this earth"

"Service with a smile"

"Serving great food since the hippies showed up" (Waterloo Ice House, Austin)

"Serving humanity simply by showing up"

Sesame Seed Bun (hamburger bun)

Setters (Pace University teams)

"Set a goal that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning"

"Set goals and crush them"

"Set goals. Crush them. Repeat"

Seventh-inning stretch (Manhattan College's claim to origin)

"Seventy-eight per cent of the earth is covered with water; the rest is covered with mortgages"

Seven-Course Meal (includes six pack of beer)

Seven Crazy Hours Of Our Lives or Seven Crappy Hours Of Our Lives ("school" backronym)

"Seven days without pizza makes one weak"

Seven O'Clockers

Seven Sisters' Row (West 25th Street)

"Several upset thespian pigeons decided to stage a coo"

Sexocrat (sex + bureaucrat)

Sexretary (sex + secretary)

"Sex education classes are like in-home sales parties for abortions"

"Sex ed classes in school should just be listening to a baby cry for 5 hours straight"

Sex, Fun and Alcohol (Stephen F. Austin State University nickname)

"Sex is a misdemeanor. De more I miss, de meaner I get"

"Sex is like bridge..." (bridge joke)

"Sex is like music: For every person who pays for it, there are thousands more getting it for free"

"Sex is like pizza -- even when it's bad, you still have to pay for it"

"Sex sells" (advertising adage)


Shade Tree Barbecue

Shade Tree Mechanic

Shadow Government

Shadow Inventory

Shadyville (Queens Village, Queens)

Shady Park (Andrews Grove, Long Island City)

Shaggy Dog (Frito chili pie + hot dog)

Shakedown (Shake Down)

Shakespeare in the Park (New York Shakespeare Festival)

"Shakespeare walks into a bar..." (bar joke)

Shammgod or El Latigo or The Whip (one-handed crossover basketball dribble)

Shamnesty (sham + amnesty)

Shampaign (sham + campaign)

Shamparency (sham + transparency)

Shamrock Cookie

Shamrock Sandwich

Shamrock Shake

Shamsung (Samsung nickname)

Shao-Lin (Staten Island)


"Shareholders should be worried when a CEO builds a new headquarters"

"Share sarcasm, not pizza"

Sharks (Long Island University teams)

Shark Repellent

"Sharp as a marshmallow sandwich"

"Sharp as a mashed potato sandwich" (dumb)

"Shattered" (1978) (Rolling Stones' "Big Apple" lyric)

SHCOOL (failed spelling of "school")

Shea Town

Sheeny Funeral (roast pork)

Sheeple (sheep + people)

Sheeptard or Sheepletard (sheep/sheeple + retard)

Sheep and Wool Capital of the World (San Angelo nickname)

"Sheet music is really just a sound recipe"

Shellebration (shell + celebration)

Shell Game

Sheriff of Wall Street

Shermanite (inhabitant of Sherman)

Sherrill: Silver City (nickname)

"She's always late. Her ancestors arrived on the Juneflower"

"She's a Latin From Manhattan" (1935)

"She's so stupid, she slept with the writer" (casting joke)

"She's so ugly she'd make a freight train take a dirt road"

"She criticized my apartment, so I knocked her flat"

"She made French toast and got her tongue caught in the toaster"

"She said to kiss her where it smells bad, so I took her to New Jersey"

"She turned her can'ts into cans and her dreams into plans"

"She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but he loved her still"

"She Will Endure All Things" ("sweat" backronym)

"She won't techno for an answer"


Shinerite (inhabitant of Shiner)

Shipwreck (scrambled eggs)

Shirley Temple (non-alcoholic cocktail)


Shitcoin (shit + bitcoin)

Shitizen (shit + citizen)

Shiti Bike (Citi Bike nickname)

Shitpotle (Chipotle Mexican Grill nickname)

Shittybank or Shitty Bank or Shitibank (Citibank nickname)

ShittyField, in Flushing (Citi Field ballpark, in Flushing, Queens)

Shit-faced Saturday

"Shit hits the fan" (SHTF)

Shit-in ("sit-in" for gender-neutral bathrooms)

"Shit rolls downhill"

Shit Sandwich

Shit To Remember Every Single Second ("stress" backronym)

Shivercrat (Governor Allan Shivers + Democrat)

Shmeat (sheet + meat)

Shoestring Potatoes (Shoestring Fries)

"Shoes are required to eat in the cafeteria; socks can eat any place they want"

Shoe District

Shoofly Pie (Shoo-fly Pie)

Shooter's Sandwich

Shootout (an athletic competition, such as the "Red River Shootout")

"Shoot O'Malley twice" (Brooklyn Dodger joke)

"Shoot pool with a rope" (an impossible task)


Shopdropping (reverse shoplifting)


Shoppertunity (shopper + opportunity)

"Shopping days until Christmas"

"Shopping for antiques won't make you gay, but it will make you buy curios"

"Shopping is my cardio"

Shopportunity (shop + opportunity)

Shop-and-Frisk (shop + stop-and-frisk)

"Shop Like a Chef" (Gourmet Garage)

"Shop 'til you drop"

Shore Dinner

"Shortbread -- They're not making it any longer"

"Shortest horror story: Monday"

Shortseller Enrichment Commission (Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC nickname)

"Short arms and long pockets" (stingy)

"Short form, the government gets your money; long form, the CPA gets it"

SHOT 97 (HOT 97)

"Shot heard 'round the world"

"Shouldn't pregnant women be called body builders?"

"Should you have your whole family for Thanksgiving dinner?"/"No, just have turkey."

"Showing your love is now just looking at them for five minutes without checking your phone"


Showstopper or Show-stopper ("stop the show")

"Show business is high school with money" (show business adage)

"Show, don't tell" (scriptwriting adage)

"Show me a good loser and I'll show you a loser"

"Show me a successful person, and I'll show you someone who has overcome adversity"

Show Me City (Missouri City slogan)

"Show me your budget and I'll tell you what you value"

"Show me your checkbook and I'll tell you your values"

"Show me your friends and I'll show you your future"

"Show the door" (to dismiss; a forced exit)

"Show up, keep up and shut up" (golf caddy adage)

"Show us your shoes!" (San Antonio Battle of Flowers Parade cry)

Shrimp Capital of Texas (Aransas Pass nickname)

Shrimp Cocktail or Prawn Cocktail (Shrimp Cocktail Sauce)

Shrimp Enchiladas

Shrimp of the Dirt or Shrimp of the Land (cicadas)

Shrimp Reunion (jumbo shrimp & spicy shrimp)

Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Wiggle (Lobster Wiggle)

Shrinkflation (shrink + inflation)

"Shrink it and pink it" (men's to women's sportswear)

"Shrouds have no pockets"

"Shuck me, suck me, eat me raw" (oyster saying)


Shutdown Theater (Government Shutdown Theater)

Shutstorm (shutdown + shitstorm)

Shut Happens (shut + shit happens)

"Shut the front door"

"Shut up and sing/dance/act" (entertainers taking political positions)

"Shut up and squat" (bodybuilding saying)

"Shut up and train"

"Shut up, Brooklyn"


Siberia (second-class restaurant seating)

Sicilian Pizza

"Sidewalks of New York (East Side, West Side)" (1894)

Sidewalk Superintendent

Siegel-Cooper's Statue of the Republic (Minnie Clark, model)

Signing Statement

"Signs don't vote"

"Sign in haste, repent at leisure"

Sikh Day Parade

"Silence is golden; duct tape is silver"

Silent Dining

Silent Service (United States Postal Inspection Service or USPIS nickname)

Silicone City (Houston nickname)

Silicon Alley

Silicon Bayou (New Orleans nickname)

Silicon Forest

Silicon Hills (Austin nickname)

Silicon Prairie

Silicon Swamp (New Orleans nickname)

Silk Stocking District

Silverbug or Silver Bug (silver enthusiast)


Silver Alert ("Amber Alert" for seniors)

Silver Boot Series (Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers)

Silver, Wine, Art and Gold (SWAG backronym)

"Simply Good Taste" (Cosi Sandwich Bar)

"Since 1898" (Entenmann's)

"Since an avocado is a fruit, does that make guacamole a fruit salad?"

"Since Christ was a cowboy" ("Since Jesus was a cowboy")

"Since I changed my smartphone's name to Titanic, it's been syncing"

"Since Latin is a dead language, I expect it would be pretty useful in a zombie apocalypse"

"Since our Russian gymnast was deported, we don't have Oleg to stand on"

"Since this year they launched the iPhone 8/X, we'll probably get to see 9/11 next year"

Singapore Chili Crab Festival

Singerhorn (Singer Building)

"Singing in the shower is fun and games until you get shampoo in your mouth. Then it's soap opera"

"Singing is like talking in cursive"

Singles Bar

Sing Sing on the Brazos (Texas A&M nickname)

Sinistrosphere (left blogosphere)

Sinkhole de Mayo (May 2008 sinkhole in Daisetta)

SINO or SPINO (Speaker In Name Only)

SINO (Student In Name Only); Pushout

Sin City (Las Vegas, Nevada nickname)

"Sippity doo dah! Sippity yay!" (wine saying)

Sipster (sip + -ster, hipster)

"Sip happens" (sip + shit happens)

"Sip sip hooray" (sip + hip hip hooray)

Siren Music Festival (Village Voice)

Sissy Burger (hamburger with mayonnaise and without ketchup or mustard)

Sistine Chapel of Comic Strip Art (Overlook bar)

Sis-boom-bah (skyrocket cheer)

"Sitting is the new smoking"

"Sitting on a gold mine" (possessing something of great value)

"Sitting on the toilet as the clock struck midnight, I thought, 'Same shit, different day'"

"Sit-ups are the best exercise because they include the most lying down"

"Sixteen sodium atoms walk into a bar… followed by Batman" (bar joke)

Sixth Borough (Yonkers, Scarsdale, Fort Lee, Jersey City, Hoboken, Nassau County, Rockland County)

"Sixty might be the new forty, but 9:00 is the new midnight"

Six Crazy Hours Of Our Lives or Six Crappy Hours Of Our Lives ("school" backronym)

Six Flags Over Jerry (Dallas Cowboys Stadium in Arlington)

Six Flags Over Texas

Six-Man Football

Six Million Jews

Six Pack (UT-Austin campus buildings)

Six Phases of a Project ("Enthusiasm, disillusionment, panic...")

Six-Shooter Coffee

Six Shooter Junction

Six-Year Itch

"Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes"

Skank of America (Bank of America nickname)

"Skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it's been" (hockey adage)


Skelly (or skelsy, skellzies, scully, tops, caps)

"Skiers are made in the summer" (skiing adage)

"Skiiing: I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of a hill"

"Skiing is a dance, and the mountain always leads"

"Skiing is probably the most expensive way to fall down a mountain"

"Skiing is the only sport where you can spend an arm and a leg to break an arm and a leg"

"Skiing: the art of catching cold and going broke while rapidly heading nowhere at great risk"

Skinny Nut (pistachio nickname)

Skin in the Game

"Skull full of mush" (student's head before education)

Skunk Egg (onion)


"Skydiving -- Good to the last drop"


Skyscraper Curse (Skyscraper Index)

Skyscraper-Harlem Cycling Classic

Skyscraper National Park (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

Skyscraper Sandwich

Skyville (Schuylerville, Bronx)

"Sky above me, earth beneath me, fire within me"

Slacker Capital of the World (Austin nickname)

Sladeo (Slalom + Rodeo)

Slamboni (Zamboni-like machine for U.S. Open tennis)

Slam Gate (agent-operated gate, or AOG)

Slang Jang (Slangjang)

Slaughter in the Pan (beefsteak)

Slave Codes (1850s)

Slaw Dog (Slaw Dawg; Slawdog; Slawdawg)

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Policeman (speed bump)

Sleeping, Talking, Unlimited-texting, Dreaming, Yawning ("study" backronym).

"Sleep feels the way pizza tastes"

"Sleep on it" (not make an immediate decision)

"Sleep 'til you're hungry, eat 'til you're sleepy"

Sleeve-buttons (fishballs)

"Slept like a log last night. I woke up in the fireplace"

"Slice and dice" ("Slices and dices")

Slice (not piece) of pizza; Square pizza

"Slicker than owl shit" (very slick)

Slider or Slyder (mini-hamburger)

SLIF (Sorry Liver, It's Friday)

Slime Square (slime + Times Square)

Slime Warner (Time Warner nickname)

"Slim Jims are just meat flavored Laffy Taffy"

Sling (Singapore Sling)

Sloppy Dog (sloppy joe + hot dog)

Sloppy Nachos & Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Saturday

Sloshed Saturday

"Slow as molasses in January"

Slow Food

"Slow food is good food"

"Slow runners make fast runners look good. You're welcome!"

"Slow walk" ("low and slow" barbecue)


Slump (Apple Slump)

"Slump? I ain't in no slump. I just ain't hitting"


Slush or Slushie or Slushy (a flavored drink with crushed ice)

Slutgers (Rutgers University nickname)

Albany: Smallbany or Smalbany or SmAlbany (nickname)

Smallbany or Smalbany or SmAlbany (Albany nickname)

Small Business Saturday

Small drinking village with a large fishing problem (San Leon & Flour Bluff unofficial slogan)

Small Town, Big Lake, Great People (Mathis motto)

Small Town Charm, World Class Culture (Orange slogan)

Smart Alec

Smart Fork

"Smart girls open their minds, easy girls open their legs, foolish girls open their hearts"

Smart Money

Smashed Potatoes

Smashed Saturday

SMASH (Salmon, Mackerel, Anchovies, Sardines, Herring)

Smiley Face

"Smile. It will either warm their heart or piss them off. Either way, you win!"

Smithsonian of Texas (Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum)

Smoasting (social media boasting); Smoaster (social media boaster)

Smokeasy or Smoke-easy (smoke + speakeasy)

"Smoked salmon should be sliced so thin, you can read the New York Times through it"

Smokeout (barbecue cookout/festival)

Smoke-Eater; Smoke-Chewer

Smoke-Filled Room

Smoke-vide (smoke + sous-vide)

"Smoking will kill you. Bacon will kill you. But smoking bacon will cure it"

Smokra (okra with smoked paprika brine)

"Smoothies are just cold fruit soup"

Smoothie (Smoothee, Smoothy)

"Smooth seas make poor sailors"

S'more (Some-more)

Snaccident (snack + accident)

Snackrifice (snack + sacrifice)


SNAFU (Situation Normal -- All Fouled Up)

Snail (pastry)

Snakebit or Snake-bit (Snakebitten or Snake-bitten)


Snake Hill Road (Richmond Hill Road, Staten Island)

Snake on Stilts (tall, thin person)

Snake Poison (whiskey)


"Snitches get stitches and end up in ditches"


Snoopy Bowl (Giants vs. Jets at MetLife Stadium)

Snopester (fan of Snopes.com)

Snowball or Sno-ball (shaved ice confection)

Snowbird (northern tourist)

"Snowflakes are kisses from heaven"

Snowflake (Fifth Avenue & 57th Street)

Snowmageddon (snow + Armageddon)

"Snowmen fall from heaven unassembled"

Snowplowgate or Snowgate or Plowgate

Snowplow Parent (Snowplow Parenting)

Snowpocalypse (snow + apocalypse)

Snowtard (snow + retard)

Snowzilla (snow + Godzilla)

Snow Cone

"Snow is like a man" or "Snow is like sex" or "Sex is like snow" (joke)

"Snow that doesn't stick is disappointment rain"


"Soak the rich"

Sober Sunday

SoBe (South Beach)

SOBO (sausage on bagel omelet)

SoBro (South Bronx)

Soccer City, USA (Portland nickname)

"Soccer is 22 people running after a ball" ("Football is 22 people running after a ball")

"Soccer is America's sport of the future -- and always will be"

"Soccer is a kick in the grass"

"Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor"

"Socialism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory"

"Socialism is the halfway house to communism"

"Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance and the gospel of envy"

"Socialism is workable only in heaven, where it isn't needed, and in hell, where they've got it"

"Socialism takes, capitalism creates"

Socialistacrat (socialist + Sandinista + bureaucrat)

"Socialist: A person too stupid to know they are a communist"

"Socialist jokes aren't funny unless everybody gets them"

Socialist Security (Social Security nickname)

Social Justice Warrior (SJW)

"Society gets the police force it deserves"

"Society is like a stew"

"Sociology is just applied psychology, which is applied biology..."

Sock and Sausage Fests (criticism of street fairs)

Sock Hop (Sox Hop)

Sock Puppet

SoCon (Social Conservative)

SoCo (South Congress Avenue, Austin)

SoCo (South of Columbia University)

Soda (for "pop")

Soda Jerk (Soda Jerker)

Sodom by the Sea (Coney Island)

Sodom South (Greenwich Street between Carlisle and Rector Streets)

SoFi (South of Fifth Avenue or South of Flatiron)

SoFi (South of Fifth Street)

SoFlo (South Florida)

SoFlo (South Flores Street, San Antonio)

SoFo (South of Fourth Street)

Softball Question

Soft Despotism

Soft Tyranny

SoHa (South of Harlem)

SoHell (South of Hell's Kitchen)

SoHo (South of Houston Street)

SOHO candy bar (from Turkey)

Solarcoaster (solar stocks + roller coaster)

SoLa (South Lamar Boulevard, Austin)

SOLE Food (Sustainable, Organic, Local, Ethical)

Solita (South of Little Italy)

Solo Arts Festival

"Solo home runs don't beat you" (baseball adage)

SoMa (South of Macy's)

Sombrero (cocktail)

"Somebody's gotta win and somebody's gotta lose and I believe in letting the other guy lose"

"Somebody broke into my house yesterday and stole all my lamps. I was delighted"

"Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us"

"Somebody just gave me a free air guitar -- no strings attached"

"Somebody should market a beer called 'Occasionally' so I can say, 'I only drink occasionally'"

"Someday is not a day of the week"

"Someone's just thrown a bottle of Omega 3 tablets at me. I only received super fish oil injuries"

"Someone's stollen my German Christmas cake"

"Someone asked me for directions, so you can call me a real New Yorker"

"Someone complimented my parking, leaving a note saying 'Parking Fine'"

"Someone keeps adding soil to my allotment The plot thickens..."

"Someone please call 9 Wine Wine"

"Someone should rewrite the history books to refer to ancient spice traders as thyme travelers"

"Someone stole my coffee cup from work today. I'm off to the police station to look at mug shots"

"Someone stole some of my rap CDs. Oh well, no biggie"

"Someone who is busier than you is running right now"

"Someone who makes you laugh is a comedian; someone who makes you think, then laugh is a humorist"

"Something in the water" (cause of unusual activity)

"Something rotten in the cotton"

"Sometimes all you need is a billion dollars"

"Sometimes all you need is a hug from the right person and all your stress will melt away"

Sometimes Islands (Lake Travis)

"Sometimes it's not about how good you are, but how bad you want it"

"Sometimes it takes an overwhelming breakdown to have an undeniable breakthrough"

"Sometimes I can't figure out if I'm in preschool or high school. Oh wait, I'm at work"

"Sometimes I cook with hate just to see if anyone can really tell the difference"

"Sometimes I drink water just to surprise my liver"

"Sometimes I feel like giving up. Then I remember I have a lot of MFers to prove wrong"

"Sometimes I sits and thinks, and then again I just sits"

"Sometimes I use big words I don't understand so I can sound more photosynthesis"

"Sometimes I watch football holding a PlayStation controller just to screw with girlfriend's head"

"Sometimes I watch football holding a PlayStation controller just to screw with girlfriend's head"

"Sometimes I wonder how many miles I’ve scrolled my mouse wheel"

"Sometimes I wonder how vegans survive off of what little they eat, but they feed off attention"

"Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on"

"Sometimes the best trades are the ones you don't make" (sports adage)

"Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step"

"Sometimes we’re tested, not to show our weakness, but to discover our strength"

"Sometimes we're tested. Not to show our weaknesses, but to discover our strengths"

"Sometimes when I reflect on all the beer I drink ..." (Babe Ruth?)

"Sometimes you eat the bear and sometimes the bear eats you"

"Sometimes you have to choose between planting roots and growing wings"

"Sometimes you win, sometimes you learn"

"Somewhere there’s a bottle of Caesar salad dressing with an expiration date of March 15"

"Some days, the best thing about my job is that the chair spins"

"Some days you're the donut. Some days you're the hole"

"Some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue"

"Some day, Canada will rule the world. Then you'll all be sorry"

"Some debts are fun when you're acquiring them, but none are fun when you're retiring them"

"Some fairy tales begin, 'If i'm elected'"

"Some folks exercise their right to vote. I vote my right to not exercise"

"Some folks exercise their right to vote. I vote my right to not exercise"

"Some folks look at me and see swagger, which in Texas is called 'walking'" (George W. Bush)

"Some girls are made of sarcasm, wine, and everything fine"

"Some girls climb the ladder of success wrong by wrong"

"Some guy hit my fender, and I told him, 'Be fruitful and multiply'"

"Some guy proposed in the gym, but she said no. It didn't workout"

"Some idiot at the gym put a water bottle in the Pringles can holder of this treadmill"

"Some like carrots, others like cabbage"

"Some like it hot, some like it cold" (Pease Porridge Hot or Pease Pudding Hot)

"Some men are wise and some are otherwise"

"Some of my best friends are Jews"

"Some of the best moments are never captured by cameras and are not posted in any social media"

"Some only dream of cake. Others bake it happen"

"Some people are like blisters — they don't show up until the work is done"

"Some people are so busy learning the tricks of the trade that they never learn the trade"

"Some people are so poor, all they have is money"

"Some people battle their way to the top, while others bottle their way to the bottom"

"Some people develop a wishbone where their back bone should be"

"Some people dream of success; others stay awake and achieve it"

"Some people enjoy a day off on the 4th of July, but not fire. Fire works"

"Some people grin and bear it; others smile and change it"

"Some people grow, other people swell"

"Some people just need a high-five. In the face. With a chair"

"Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt"

"Some people say I'm addicted to somersaults, but that's just how I roll"

"Some people say I have a bad attitude. I say screw them!"

"Some people want to check government spending and some people want to spend government checks"

"Some things are better left unsaid, but I'll probably get drunk and say them anyway"

"Some Village in Texas Is Missing Its Idiot"

"Song and dance" (slang, "false story")

Sonny Mae or Sony Mae (State of New York Mortgage Agency or SONYMA)

Sonoran Hot Dog (bacon-wrapped hot dog)

Sons of Anarchy (Jets defensive line nickname)

Sons of the Wild Jackass

Son Of a Bitch, Everything's Real ("sober" backronym)

Son-of-a-Bitch Stew (Son-of-a-Gun Stew)

"Son, you're just not cut out to be a mime."/"Is it something I said?"/"Yes."

Sopaipilla (Sopapilla)

Sope (appetizer)

SoPo (south of power)

Soppin' Sauce (Sopping Sauce; Sop Sauce; Moppin' & Soppin' Sauce; Mop & Sop Sauce)

"Sore. The most satisfying feeling"

"Sore. The most satisfying pain"


Sorority Sauce (ranch dressing)

Sorrento Cheese Festival

"Sorry boss, I can't come in today. I have a wee cough" (joke)

"Sorry for driving so close in front of you" (bumper sticker)

"Sorry, I can't go to school tomorrow. I fractured my motivation"

"Sorry, I can't go to work tomorrow. I fractured my motivation"

"Sorry, We're Open" & 24/8 (Magnolia Cafe, Austin)

"Sorry, you can't come in here without a Thai" (restaurant joke)

SoSo (South of Southtown, San Antonio)

SOS (sauce on the side)

Soubrette Row (West 39th Street)

Soul Food

"Soup's on (the table)!"

Soup-and-Fish (a dinner suit)

"Soup is just food flavored tea"

"Soup is liquid comfort"

"Soup is salad tea"

Soup Jockey (waiter or waitress)

"Soup Nazi"

"Soup of the Day: Whiskey"

Soup of the Devil (Devil's Soup) (=chili)

Soup Sandwich

Southern Millionaires University (Southern Methodist University/SMU nickname)

Southside Fade (haircut)

Southwaste (for "southwest")

Southwestern Crab Cakes (Southwest Crab Cakes)

Southwestern Egg Rolls (Southwestern Eggrolls; Southwest Egg Rolls)

Southwestern Pimm's Cup (cocktail)

Southwestern Vegetable Soup (Southwest Vegetable Soup)

Southwest Burger (Southwestern Burger)

Southwest Salad or Southwestern Salad (Southwest Chicken Salad or Southwestern Chicken Salad)

Southwest (Southwestern)

Southworst (for "southwest")

South By or Southby (South by Southwest or SXSW)

South Carolina: Palmetto State (nickname)

South Carolina: Weasel (nickname)

South Dakota: Blizzard State (nickname)

South Dakota: Coyote State (nickname)

South Dallas (North Austin nickname)

South Hudson Institute of Technology (West Point nickname)

South of the Border Cider

South Texas Crossroads (Victoria city, county nickname)

South Waco Shrimp (chicken tails)

Sovereign District (U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York)

Soviet Poverty Law Center (Southern Poverty Law Center or SPLC nickname)

Soviet Poverty Lie Center (Southern Poverty Law Center or SPLC nickname)

So-Called Liberal Media (SCLM)

"So dry the Baptists are sprinkling, the Methodists are spitting..." (Texas heat joke)

"So dumb you need a half hour to cook Minute Rice" (food joke)

"So dumb you need the recipe for ice" (food joke)

"So far eating hasn't filled the emptiness I feel inside, but I'm no quitter"

"So far, so good!" (Empire State Building jumper joke)

"So fast, I turned off the light in my hotel room and was in bed before it was dark"

"So fast, I turned off the light in my hotel room and was in bed before it was dark"

"So goes the schools, so goes the community"

"So I’m ugly. So what? I never saw anyone hit with his face"

"So it turns out that being an adult is mostly just Googling how to do stuff"

"So I've decided that my wifi will be my valentine. I don't know, we just have this connection"

"So many people in my area have head lice. The positive side is, we are a close nit community"

"So often we rob tomorrow's memories by today's economies"

"So this is Flushing"

"So what if I can't spell Armageddon? It's not the end of the world"

"So would hell" (rancher on being told Texas would be a great place if it had water)

"So you hate Facebook? Thanks for sharing that with me on Facebook"

Spaceman (Austin American-Statesman nickname)

Space Cake (containing cannabis)

Space City, USA (Houston nickname)

Spagging (photos of spaghetti eaters)

Spaghetteria (restaurant serving spaghetti)

Spaghetti and Meatballs (Meatballs and Spaghetti)

Spaghetti Bollock-Knees (Spaghetti Bolognese)

Spaghetti Bowl (Gulf Coast pipeline system)

Spaghetti Park (William Moore Park in Corona, Queens)

Spaghetti Parm (Spaghetti Parmesan; Spaghetti Parmigiana)

Spaghetti Western (Chili Western; Green Chile Western)

SpaHa (Spanish Harlem)

Spailout (Spain/Spanish + bailout)

Spaldeen (Spalding High-Bounce Ball)

Spandering (Spanish-speaker pandering)


"Spanish Harlem" (1960)

Spankees or Wankees (NY Yankees derogatory nicknames)

Sparkling City by the Sea (Corpus Christi nickname)

"Sparkling water is angry water and I do not need that kind of negativity in my life"

"Sparkling water is just angry water"

Spasagna (Spaghetti + Lasagna)

Speakeasy (Speak-easy)

Speakstakes (Speaker + sweepstakes)

"Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes"

"Speak truth to power"

"Speak when you are angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret"

Speckenwolf Pizza (Specken Wolf Pizza)

Specuvestor (speculator + investor)

"Speeches are like babies -- easy to conceive, hard to deliver"

Speed Bump

"Speed bumps are just expensive inverted potholes"

"Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?" (motor sports adage)

"Speed is subsittute fo accurancy"

Spellebrity (spelling bee + celebrity)

Spelling Bee (Spelling Match)

"Spelling is a lossed art"

Spendaholic (spend + -aholic)

"Spend like drunken sailors" ("Spend like a drunken sailor")

Spexit (Spain/Spanish + exit)

Sphinx of Wall Street

Spicedictive (spice + addictive)

Spice Mecca (Kalustyan’s nickname)

"Spice -- the fennel frontier"

"Spilling your drink is the adult equivalent of letting your balloon go"

Spillion (oil spill + million gallons/dollars); Spillionaire (oil spill + millionaire)

"Spill the beans" (to reveal a secret)

"Spill the tea" or "Spill the T" (tell the truth)

Spinach and Artichoke Dip (with tortilla chips)

Spinach Capital of the World (Crystal City nickname)

Spine of Texas (Interstate 35)

Spirit of Communication (Golden Boy)


SPK (salt, pepper, ketchup)

Splashtastic (the winning horse on a wet track)

Splash Crash

Splash Play

"Split happens" (bowling saying)

Spokane (pork and beans)

Spokeshole (spokesman/spokesperson + asshole)

Spokes-hack (spokesman/spokesperson + hack)

Spokes-idiot (spokesman/spokesperson + idiot)

Spokes-liar (spokesman/spokesperson + liar)

Spokes-tool (spokesman/spokesperson + tool)

Spooktacular (spook + spectacular)

"Spooning leads to forking"

Spoonula (spoon + spatula)

Spornosexual (sport + porno + sexual)

Sportsmen's Row (Eighth Avenue, Park Slope)

Sports Capital of Texas (Round Rock slogan)

"Sports do not build character -- they reveal it"

"Sports is the toy department of life"

Sprots (misspelling of "sports")

Sport Pepper

Spox (spokesperson)

"Spread love as thick as you would Nutella"

"Spread love as thick as you would peanut butter"

"Spread my work ethic, not my wealth"

Spring Black Friday

Spring Break for Nerds (SXSW nickname)

Spring Egg; Spring Egg Hunt/Roll (Easter Egg; Easter Egg Hunt/Roll)

Spring Forward, Fall Back

"Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, I wish I were in the chocolate biz! Happy Easter"

"Spring is an excellent reminder that I was supposed to get in shape before spring"

"Spring is an excellent reminder that I was supposed to get in shape before spring"

"Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be"

"Spring is here! I'm so excited I wet my plants"

"Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'"

"Spring is not the best of seasons. Cold and flu are two good reasons"

"Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush"

"Spring needs to stand up to winter and kick it in the snowballs"

Spring Roll Street (Spring Street)

Spring Sphere (Easter egg)

"Sprinkles are for cupcakes, not toilet seats"

"Sprinkles are for cupcakes, not toilets"

"Sprinkles are for winners"

Sprinkles (Jimmies)

"Sprint to the podium" (player draft expression)

"Sprite is just angry water"


Spucky, Spuckie or Spukie (sandwich)

Spur Capital of Texas (Gatesville nickname)

Sputniks (Metropolitan Opera House chandeliers)

Square Dance Capital of the World (McAllen nickname)

Square Meal

"Square meals make round people"

"Squats for the hots" (weightlifting saying)

"Squats for the thots" (weightlifting saying)

"Squats for the twats' (weightlifting saying)

"Squats? I thought you said, 'Let's do shots'"

"Squats? I thought you said shots"

"Squat because nobody ever wrote a song about a small ass"

"Squirrels -- Nature's little speed bumps"

Srirachapocalypse (Sriracha sauce + apocalypse)

SRO (Standing Room Only; Single Room Occupancy)

Stable Row

Stacked Enchiladas (Enchiladas Chatas) or Mounted Enchiladas (Enchiladas Montadas)

Stage-door Johnny

Stage Mother

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Nowhere (nickname of Vessel at Hudson Yards)

Stalingrad & Poorski (Standard & Poor's nickname)

Standard American Diet (SAD)

"Standing closer to me in line will not get you to the checkout faster"

"Standing Over Texas" (Tex Randall statue slogan)

"Stand up for what is right, even if you stand alone"

Stank of America (Bank of America nickname)

Starbuckese or Starbucksese (language of Starbucks)

"Starbucks isn’t really that expensive when you consider what Victoria's Secret charges per cup"

Starbugs (Starbucks nickname)

Starfucks (Starbucks nickname)

Stars and Scrubs (player acquisition strategy)

Stars and Stripes (pork and beans nickname)

"Start a movement -- eat a prune"

"Start each day with a positive thought like, 'I can go back to bed in about 17 short hours'"

"Start every day with a smile and get it over with"

"Start Here. Get There." (Austin Community College)

"Start unknown, finish unforgettable"

"Starve your distractions. Feed your focus"

Star (cocktail)

Star of the Texas Hill Country (Comfort slogan)

Star-Spangled Banner (Star-Spangled Flag)

Staten Islander (inhabitant of Staten Island)

Staten Island's Crown Jewel (Sailors' Snug Harbor)

Staten Island Chuck (groundhog weather prognosticator)

Staten Island (cocktail)

Staten Island Ferry (cocktail)

Staten Island Pizza Rats (Staten Island Yankees nickname)

Staten Island Sinker (spitball)

Staten Island Tuxedo

Staten Italy (Staten Island + Italy)

"States are the laboratories of democracy"

State-Run Media (SRM)

Static Island (static + Staten Island)

Statin Island (statin + Staten Island)

"Statism: Ideas so good they have to be mandatory"

"Statisticians love large sample sizes. As they say, the n’s justify the means"

"Statistics are for losers"

"Statistics are just people's stories with the tears wiped away"

"Statistics are like bikinis -- what they reveal is interesting, but what they conceal is vital"

"Statistics are like ladies of the night. Once you get them down, you can do anything with them"

"Statistics are to baseball what a flaky crust is to Mom's apple pie"

Stato Institute (Cato Institute nickname)

Statue of Justice or Lady Gotham (Batman's Statue of Liberty)

Statue of King George III (Bowling Green; erected 1770, destroyed 1776)

Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World)

Statue of Liberty Play (football)

Statue of Liberty Play (football)

Statue of Liberty Slam Dunk (basketball)

Statue of Liberty Slam Dunk (basketball)

Stat Rat (inhabitant of Staten Island)

Stawk (stock)

"Stay alert. Don't get hurt" (safety slogan)

"Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution"

"Stay hungry"

"Stay low, go fast, kill first, die last, one shot, one kill, no luck, all skill" (military slogan)

"Stay low, move fast, kill first, die last, one shot, one kill, no luck, pure skill" (motto)

"Stay on the ice and pay the price" (hockey adage)

"Stay positive, work hard and make it happen"

"Stay thirsty"

"Stay tuned"

Steakery (steak + eatery)

Steakhouse Index

Steak de Burgo

Steak Diane

Steak Fingers (Steakfingers)

Steak Fries (potatoes)

Steak Murphy

Steak Row (East 45th Street)

Steak Soup

"Steal a hot stove and then come back for the smoke" (brazen criminal)

"Steal a little and they throw you in jail; steal a lot and they make you king"

"Steal a news van. It's the perfect crime. How will they ever report it?"

"Steel prices cause inflation like wet sidewalks cause rain"

"Steel sharpens steel" (wrestling adage)

"Steers and Queers"


STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

Stepford Media

"Step aside, Monday. This is a job for coffee"

Step Into The Real Texas (Amarillo motto)

"Step on a crack, break your mother's back" (sidewalk saying)

Sterngating (stern + tailgating)

Sternie (Howard Stern fan; NYU Stern School of Business or Yeshiva University Stern College student)

Steuben Day Parade

STFR (Sell The Fucking Rip; Sell The Fucking Rally)

Sticker Shock

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never harm me"

"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never harm me"

"Stick a fork in him (he's done)"

Stick Ball

"Kick save and a beauty!" (great save by the goalie in hockey)

"Stick to your knitting" (business adage)

Still Not Laughing (Saturday Night Live or SNL backronym)

Stinger (steak + chicken finger); Stinger Fries; Stinger Pizza; Stinger Taco

Stinkadena (Pasadena nickname)

Stinkberry (Pinkberry nickname)

Stinky Tofu (chòu dòufu)

Stink Progress or StinkProgress (Think Progress nickname)

Stockalypse (stock + apocalypse)

Stock Picker's Market (Stock Pickers' Market)

"Stock to a cook is voice to a singer" ("Chicken to a cook is like a canvas to a painter")

StoHo (Stone House District)

Stone Belt (Kidney Stone Belt)



Stoopball (Stoop Ball)

"Stop and smell the rosé"

"Stop global warming before all the chocolate melts!"

"Stop! Or I'll say stop again!" (British policeman or unarmed officer joke)

"Stop praying. God's too busy to find you a parking spot"

"Stop repeat offenders -- don’t re-elect them"

"Store what you eat and eat what you store"

Storyfest Capital of Texas (George West)

Story Food

Story Stock

Stoup (Stew + Soup)

Straight Up (undiluted)

"Strange how a teapot can represent both solitude and company"


Strap Buckner and the Devil

Strawberry Capital of Texas (Poteet nickname)

Strawberry Lemonade

Strawberry One-Act Festival ("American Idol for Playwrights")

"Strawberry shortcake, banana split, we think your team plays like -- " (sports cheer)

Straw-Hat Circuit

Straw Poll (Straw Vote)

"Streaks follow streaks" (sports adage)

"Streets of New York (In Old New York)" (1906)

Street Arab

Street Food

Street of Dreams (Wall Street)

Street of Dreams (Broadway)

Street of the Midnight Sun (Broadway)

"Street smart is something dumb people say when they want to use the word "smart'"

"Street smart is something dumb people say when they want to use the word "smart'"

Street Smart & Street-Wise

"Strength: A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence"

"Strength forged through sacrifice. Never forget." (USS New York motto)

"Strength is breaking a chocolate bar into four pieces with your hands — and then eating just one"

"Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed"

"Stressed, blessed and coffee obsessed"

"Stressed, well-dressed and coffee obsessed"

"Stressed, well-dressed and coffee obsessed"

Stress-A-Ride (Access-A-Ride nickname)

"Stress doesn't really go with my outfit"

"Stress is caused by giving a fuck"

"Stress is when you wake up screaming and you realize you haven't fallen asleep yet"

Stress Test

Strike City

"Strike for show and spare for dough" (bowling adage)

"Strike the next question" (Texas lawyer joke)

"String cheese is the sexiest of the cheeses. It's like you get to undress it"

"String tight for control, loose for power" (racket adage)

Striped Bass a la Manhattan

Strip and Flip (Strip 'n' Flip)

Strip Tease

Strivers' Row (West 138th-West 139th Streets)

"Stroke of the pen, law of the land" (executive orders)

Strollerville (Park Slope, Brooklyn)

Stroller Alley (John Street in Lower Manhattan)

Stroller Nazi; Stroller Mafia


Stronghorns (Longhorns + Charlie Strong)

"Strong is the new skinny"

"Strong. Light. Cheap. Pick Two" (mountain bike adage)

"Strong people don't put others down. They lift them up"

"Strong people stand up for themselves; stronger people stand up for others"

'Stros (Houston Astros baseball team nickname)

Strudel (State Pastry)

Stubway (shortened version of a longer proposed subway line)


"Stuck on stupid"

Student Affluence Test ("SAT" backronym)

"Student loan debt is the new indentured servitude"

Studio Apartment

Studs and Duds (player acquisition strategy)

"Studying is my drug. But thank God I say no to drugs"

"Studying -- notice how they conveniently put 'dying' at the end of this word"

"Study long, study wrong" (dominoes adage)

"Study Tip: Stand up. Stretch. Take a walk. Go to the airport. Get on a plane. Never return"

"Study (verb) -- The act of texting, eating and watching TV with an open textbook nearby"

Stuff and Guff, or Gog and Magog (Herald Square figures)

"Stuff one's face" (to eat greedily)

Stumpkin (Stout + Pumpkin)

Stumptown (Portland nickname)

Stump Speech

Stupid Ass Test ("SAT" backronym)

Stupid Bowl (stupid + Super Bowl)

Stupid Party (Republicans) & Evil Party (Democrats)

Stupid Test Acknowledged As Ridiculous ("STAAR" backronym)

Stupor Bowl (stupor + Super Bowl)

"Styles make fights" (boxing adage)

St. John the Unfinished (St. John the Divine)

St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Paul Sandwich

St. Wapniacl (Cabinet mnemonic)

Submarine Sandwich (Sub Sandwich)

Subpoena Cannon

Substandard & Poor or Substandard & Porous (Standard & Poor's nickname)

"Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them"

Subvertising (subvert/subversive + advertising); Subvertisement

Subway Acrobat

Subway Alumni

"Subway is definitely the healthiest fast food available because they make you get out of the car"

Subway Series (Subway World Series)

Subway Shmutz (Schmutz) Survey

Subway Super Bowl

Subway Warts

"Succeed and proceed"

"Successful entrepreneurs are givers and not takers of positive energy"

Successful Fire (Jewish Lightning)

"Successful pianists know the key to success"

"Successful pianists know the key to success"

"Success always occurs in private and failure in full view"

"Success comes in cans, not in can'ts"

"Success depends on the second letter"

"Success doesn't come to you. You go to it"

"Success goes to your head, failure to your heart"

"Success is 10% inspiration, 95% perspiration and 5% math"

"Success is a great deodorant"

"Success is a ladder which cannot be climbed with your hands in your pockets"

"Success is a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don’t quit when you’re tired"

"Success is dependent upon the glands -- sweat glands"

"Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get"

"Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom"

"Success is like a fart. It only bothers people when it's not their own"

"Success is like being pregnant" (joke)

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success"

"Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction"

"Success is outliving your failures"

"Success is relative. The more success, the more relatives"

"Success is something that always comes faster to the man your wife almost married"

"Success is that old ABC: Ability, Breaks and Courage"

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss in enthusiasm"

"Success is the art of making your mistakes when no one is looking"

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out"

"Success is when your signature becomes an autograph"

"Success occurs when your dreams get bigger than your excuses"

"Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go"

"Success trains. Failure complains"

Such A Bad Experience, Never Again (Sabena backronymic nickname)

Sucker Rally (Sucker's Rally)

Suckretary (suck + secretary)

Sucks Children’s Happiness Out Of Life ("school" backronym)

"Suck it up now so you don't have to suck it in later"

"Sufferin' succotash" ("Suffering succotash")

"Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion"

"Suffer the pain of discipline or suffer the pain of regret" (exercise adage)

Sugar Daddy

Sugar Hill

Sugar Honey Iced Tea ("shit" backronym)

"Sugar is sweet and so are you" ("Roses are red...")

Sugar Lander (inhabitant of Sugar Land)

Sugar Rush (Sugar High)

Suicide Alley (I-35 lower deck in Austin)

Suicide Circuit (rodeo)

Suicide Hill

"Suicide is man's way of telling God, 'You can't fire me -- I quit!'"

Suicide Pinnacle (observation balcony at Singer Building)

Suicide Soda (Suicide Coke; Graveyard Soda; Swamp Water; Shipwreck; Hurricane; Tornado)


Windy City (Chicago nickname)

Big Taco (summary)

Motor City or Motown (Detroit nicknames)

Mile High City (summary)

Smoky City (summary)

Big Tomato (summary)

Tampa: The Big Guava

Big D: Dallas, Texas

Big M (summary)

New York of the North (summary)

Baghdad-by-the-Bay (summary)

Autism (summary)

Big Lychee (summary)

Big Durian (summary)

Big Mango (summary)

Big Strawberry (summary)

Big Raisin (summary)

I'm from Missouri -- Show Me (nickname)

Windy Apple (summary)

Big Apricot (summary)

Little Apple (Manhattan, Kansas nickname)

Mini-Apple or Minneapple (Minneapolis nickname)

Big Orange (California and Orange County-NY nickname)

Biggest Little City in the World (summary)

Whole Nine Yards (summary; Capt. Richard Stratton's 1955 attestation)

Summary, or, "How to waste $40 million, violate the City Charter, disregard our Civic Fame, and prom

Cape May (Summary & Preface & Acknowledgments)

SUMMARY: "Why is New York called the Big Apple?"

"Summer begins on the 5th of July in Portland"

Summer Camp for Geeks (SXSW Interactive nickname)

(Summer) Fancy Food Show

"Summer has arrived when the rain is warm"

"Summer is over. Time to officially remember what day of the week it is"

"Summer is the season when a man thinks he can cook better on an outdoor grill"

"Summer is two weeks of bad sledding"

"Summer league can't tell you who can play, only who can't" (basketball adage)

"Summer means about three months of no school shootings"

Summer Melt (college admissions)

"Summer miles bring autumn smiles" (running adage)

"Summer nights and ballpark lights"

"Summer nights and bonfire lights"

"Summer on Yams, Winter on Yankees" & "Three seasons -- orange, vegetable and invalid"

Summer Play Festival (SPF)

"Summer should get a speeding ticket"

Summer Stock

"Summer Streets" (car-free streets during summer)

Summer Time (bread and milk)

"Summer vacation is a time when parents realize that teachers are grossly underpaid"

"Summer wrestlers make winter champions" (wrestling adage)

Sundae Driver (vodka + orange juice + ice cream)

Sundance Eggs

"Sundays should come with a pause button"

"Sunday is a day of rest. The rest of the laundry, the rest of the housework..."

"Sunday is a teacher's day of rest: the rest of the laundry and grade the rest of the papers"

Sundown Town

Sunflower Capital of Texas & Crossroads of Texas (Hearne nickname)

Sunnysider (inhabitant of Sunnyside, Queens)

Sunny San Leon (San Leon nickname)

Sunny Side Up

"Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful, too"

Sunset Capital of Texas (Oasis restaurant on Lake Travis, Austin)

Sunset State (Oregon nickname)

"Sunshine and Lollipops" ("Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows")

Sunshine State (Florida nickname)

Sunshine Vitamin (Vitamin D nickname)

"Sun's out, buns out"

"Sun's out, guns out"

SUNY-Harlem (Columbia University)

Sun Belt (or Sunbelt)

Sun City (El Paso nickname)

Sun, Salsa and Soldiers (Fort Bliss/El Paso slogan)

Sun Slope (Sunset Park + South Park Slope)

Superbowlian (Super Bowlian)


Superman; Superstar; Supermodel

"Supermarkets for Savings" (C-Town)

Supermarket (Super Market)

Superscraper (super + skyscraper)

Supertall (a skyscraper over 300 meters or 984 feet tall)

Super Bowl of Fashion (New York Fashion Week nickname)

Super Congress

Super Drum or Superdrum (Frank C. Erwin, Jr. Special Events Center, UT-Austin)

Super Flagger

Super Senior (student who takes longer to graduate)

Super Tower (Supertower)

Supper Club

"Support our troops -- We'll need them to overthrow our government"

"Support wildlife -- throw a party"

"Support your right to arm bears"

"Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."

Supreme Dorks (U.S. Supreme Court nickname)

"Surely, not everybody was kung-fu fighting"

"Sure Happy It's Thursday" ("shit" backronym); "So Happy It's Thursday, Friday Is Tomorrow"

"Sure, I'll drink more water. Provided it's frozen and surrounded by alcohol"

"Sure you can trust the government -- just ask an Indian"

Surfboard Pizza

"Surfing the Internet"

Surf and Turf (Surf 'n' Turf)

"Surround yourself with tacos, not negativity"

"Surround yourself with those who bring out the best in you, not the stress in you"

"Survive and advance" (in a single elimination tournament)

Survivors' Staircase (Survivors' Stairs)

Sushi Burrito; Sushirrito (sushi + burrito)

"Sushi rolls not gender roles"

Sushi Sickness

Susie-Q or Suzie-Q or Suzy-Q (dance)

Suspended Coffee (Caffè Sospeso)

"Swallow the whistle" (not call a penalty)

"Swallow your pride occasionally. It's non-fattening"

Swamp Pie

Swankienda (swanky + hacienda)

"Swapping the witch for the bitch" (trading one addiction for another one)

SWATing (Swatting)

Sweatember (sweat + September)

Sweatember (sweat + September)

Sweater Weather

"Sweater weather is better weather"

"Sweating while shopping counts as exercise"

"Sweating while you shop counts as exercise"

Sweatshop (Sweat Shop, or Sweating Shop)

"Sweat is fat crying"

"Sweat is magic. Cover yourself in it daily to grant your wishes"

Swedish Automobile Always Broken (Saab backronymic nickname)

Swedish Broadway (Atlantic Avenue)

Sweetest Town in Texas (Honey Grove nickname)

Sweet Alice (milk)

"Sweet, but twisted. Does that make me a candy cane?"

"Sweet dreams are made of cheese. Who am I to dis a brie?"

Sweet Lady Gumbo (New Orleans nickname)

Sweet Potato Fries

Sweet Sixteen (sixteen remaining tournament players or teams)

Sweet Water Chemist (soda jerk)

Swexit (Switzerland + exit)

Swiftly Enhanced Careers (Securities and Exchange Commission or SEC nickname)

"Swimming isn't a sport. Swimming is a way to keep from drowning"

"Swimming is basically having fun trying not to drown"

"Swimming: The only sport in which the coach yells at you for breathing"

"Swing hard, in case you hit it"

Swing State

Swing Street (52nd Street)

"Swing. Swear. Look for ball. Repeat" (golf saying)

"Swing with ease into the breeze" (golf adage)

"Swish!" (basketball term)

Swish Set

Swiss Enchiladas

Swiss Steak

Switch Building (109 Norfolk Street)


SXSW (Somebody buy Some Whataburger)

Synagondo (synagogue + condo)

"Synonym rolls...just like grammar used to make"

Syracuse: New York's College Team (Syracuse University slogan)

Syracuse: "Orange in the Apple" (Syracuse University Orange slogan in the Big Apple)

Syracuse: Salt City (nickname); Salt Potato

Syracuse: Sewercuse (nickname)

Systemically Important Financial Institution (SIFI)

"System change, not climate change"

"S car go" (escargot joke)