• “Quarantine is when you restrict the movement of sick people. Tyranny…of healthy people” (4/8)
• “Quarantine is when you lock down the sick. Tyranny is when you lock down the healthy” (4/8)
• “Anyone else starting to get a tan from the light in your refrigerator?” (4/8)
• “They say you can’t fix stupid. Turns out you can’t quarantine it, either” (4/8)
• Entry forthcoming (4/8)
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Above, John J. Fitz Gerald, from the Aug. 15, 1931, Binghamton (NY) Press, pg. 14.
Listen to Robert Emmerich introduce "The Big Apple," a hit song from 1937. Music written by Bob and performed by Tommy Dorsey's Clambake Seven with Bob on piano. Lyrics written by Buddy Bernier and sung by Edythe Wright. Audio provided by Dorothy Emmerich.
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The Big Apple. An etymological dictionary (over 23,000 entries) investigating the origins of American words, names, quotations and phrases, specializing in modern slang, neologisms, nicknames, acronyms, slogans, mottoes, proverbs, adages, idioms. aphorisms, blessings, toasts, riddles, puns, jokes and memes. There are regional dictionaries of New York City, Florida, Oregon and Texas. Established 2004. A website by Barry Popik (etymologist "King of Dad Jokes and Oneliners").