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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

Recent entries:
“At my age, ‘getting lucky’ means having coffee without interruption” (9/23)
Entry in progress—BP (9/23)
“I’m not saying I don’t like you, but I would unplug your life support to make a pot of coffee” (9/23)
“Coffee table? Psh. Those are for people that actually put their coffee down” (9/23)
“Freddie Mercury, Venus Williams, and Bruno Mars walk into a bar…” (bar joke) (9/23)
More new entries...

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"Vacations are easy to plan — your boss tells you when, and your wife tells you where"

"Vacation calories don't count" ("Calories don't count on your birthday")

"Vaccines are the leading cause of coincidence"

"Vaccines cause adults" (pro-vaccination slogan)

Vagenda (vagina + agenda)

Vain Stem (vain + Main Stem, for Broadway)

VaJINO (vagina + Jew In Name Only)

"Valentine’s Day is great, but the real holiday is February 15th, when all the candy goes on sale"

"Valentine's Day is when a lot of married men are reminded what a poor shot Cupid really is"

Valley of Ashes (now Flushing Meadows Corona Park)


Value Investing (Value Investor)

Vampire REO

Vampire Squid (Goldman Sachs nickname)

VanillaISIS or Vanilla ISIS (vanilla + ISIS)

"Vanilla extract is the ketchup of baking"

Vanilla (plain or ordinary)

Vanity Address

Vaporize (money that vanishes)


Variety Meats

Vaticanista (Vatican correspondent)

Vatican of Saloons (P. J. Clarke's nickname)


Veducation (vegetables + education)

Veepstakes (Veep + sweepstakes)

Veep (vice president or VP)

Veer (football offensive formation)

"Vegans think people who sell meat are disgusting, but people who sell fruit and veg are grocer"

Veganuary (vegan + January)

"Vegan: because I'm too cool to be cruel"

Vegan Chili

"Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie"

Vegducken or Veggieducken (veggie + turducken)

"Vegetables are just crunchy water"

"Vegetarian: an old Indian word for bad hunter"

Vegetarian Chili (Meatless Chili)

Veggie Burger

Veggie Confetti or Vegetable Confetti (Veggie Confetti Taco; Veggie Confetti Chili)

Vegucate (vegan/vegetarian + educate); Vegucation

"Vehicle insured by Smith & Wesson" (bumper sticker)

Velvet Rut (Austin music scene)

VENDEX (Vendor Information Exchange System)

Vendy Awards

Venice of America (San Antonio nickname)

Venice of New York (Broad Channel)

Venison Chili (Deer Chili; Deer Meat Chili)

"Veni, Vidi, Venti" ("I came, I saw, I ordered Starbucks coffee")

"Veni, Vidi, Visa" ("I came, I saw, I did a little shopping")

Venture Capital (Venture Capitalist; Venture Capitalism)

Venture Socialism

"Veritas Liberabit Vos" (SMU motto)

Vermont: Green Mountain State (nickname)

Very Overpowering Drink, Killing Agony ("vodka" backronym)

Very Vanilla (very + vanilla)

Vesey Squeezey or Vesey Squeezy (pedestrian traffic at Vesey Street)

Vetch Capital of the World (Cooper nickname)

Veterans Abandoned (Department of Veterans Affairs or VA nickname)


Vichy Republican


Victim Disarmament (gun control)

Victorian (inhabitant of Victoria, Texas)

"Victory is a political fiction"

"Victory is a thousand times sweeter when you're the underdog"

"Victory is surrender. Lockdown is safety. Hysteria is virtue"

Victory Lap

Victory Lap (an extra year of school)

"Video games are just really intense thumb wars"

Vietnamese Fajitas (Bo Nuong Xa)

Vietnam (Morrisania Air Rights buildings)

Vincent's Sauce

"Vinegar (wine's angry brother)"

"Vines creep, then leap" ("first year it sleeps, second year it creeps, third year it leaps")

Vintage Media

Violets, Bobcats (NYU teams)

Violets (cabbage)

VIP (Very Important Person)

Virginia: Beadle (nickname)

Virginia Farm Boys (Central Intelligence Agency or CIA nickname)

"Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare"

"Vision without execution is hallucination"

"Visualize Whirled Peas" ("Visualize Word Peace" pun)

Vitamin G (grease)

Vitamin N (nature)

Vitamin of Memory (Thiamine or Thiamin or Vitamin B1 nickname)

Vitamin T (tequila and/or tortillas, tacos, tamales, tostadas, tortas, tlacoyos, tlayudas)

ViVa (Viaduct Valley)

"VIX is high, time to buy; VIX is low, time to go"

Vladimir Meyer (cocktail)

"Vodka isn't a liquid. It's a solution"

"Vodka is just angry water"

"Vodka is just awesome water"

"Vodka mixes well with everything. Except decisions"

"Vodka pays the bills"

Vodka Sauce (Penne alla Vodka; Rigatoni alla Vodka)

"Vodka! Tequila! Whiskey! I call the shots!"

"Vogue" (1990)

"Voice, voice and more voice" (three requisites for an actor or singer)

Volcker Rule

"Volleyball is just a more intense version of 'don't let the balloon touch the floor'"

Volleyball (Volley Ball)

Volmageddon (volatility + Armageddon)

"Volume follows a trend"

"Volume is the weapon of the bull" (Wall Street adage)

"Volume is validity" (Wall Street adage)

Volunteer Capital of Texas (Comal County nickname)

Voodoo Economics

"People will vote their pocketbooks"

"Vote as you please, but please vote"

Vote-a-rama (Vote-a-thon)

"Vote blue, no matter who"

Vote early! Vote often!

"Vote for Nobody" (satire)

"Vote with their feet"

"Vote with your fork"

"Voting Democrat/Republican is like competing in the Special Olympics..."

"Voting is the slave's suggestion box"

VPOTUS (Vice President Of The United States)

Vuelve a la Vida ("Back to Life" or "Return to Life")

V-J Day Kiss (August 14, 1945)