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 March 24, 2022
“You’re telling me a whore made these derves?”

"Hors d’oeuvres” is difficult for many Americans to spell. The term has nothing to do with whores, but there are jokes.

“First the simple whore derves” was printed in The Age (Melbourne, Australia) on February 11, 1978. “What the hell is a whore-derve!” was printed in the book Law Of The Mountain Man (1989) by William W. Johnstone. “who does these derves belong to? Oh the whores” was posted on Twitter by Andy Dandy Shitpost on February 19, 2022. “What are ‘Derves’? I heard the whores love ‘em” was posted on Reddit—3amjokes on March 22, 2022.

“what do prostitutes eat before dinner?  WHORE derves!” was posted on Twitter by DUKECITY117 on November 3, 2010. “What do sluts eat before a good meal? Whore derves” was posted on Twitter by Brett Ellison on December 24, 2011. “what do hookers order when they go out to eat? whore’derves” was posted on Twitter by ima xombie on March 9, 2014.

“you’re telling me a whore made these derves” was posted on Twitter by cymbalta baby on April 2, 2019. “so you’re telling me a whore made these derves?” was posted on Twitter by beanie bby on October 22, 2019. “ur telling me a whore made these derves?” was posted on Twitter by “k” on December 20, 2019.

“Floor d’oeuvre” is another jocular “hors d’oeuvre” term.


Wikipedia: Hors d’oeuvre
A hors d’oeuvre (/ɔːr ˈdɜːrv(rə)/ or DURV(-rə); French: hors-d’œuvre [ɔʁ dœvʁ]), appetizer or starter is a small dish served before a meal in European cuisine. Some hors d’oeuvres are served cold, others hot. Hors d’oeuvres may be served at the dinner table as a part of the meal, or they may be served before seating, such as at a reception or cocktail party. Formerly, hors d’oeuvres were also served between courses.

Newspapers.com
11 February 1978, The Age (Melbourne, Australia), Eating and the Australian kwee scene” by Saturday Tanner, pg. 17, col. 4:
First the simple whore derves, an array of olive’s, small rather less than rounded protuberences, followed by Vishy Swazz, a kind of cold hostess’ revenge. 

Google Books
Law Of The Mountain Man
By William W. Johnstone
New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corporation
1989
Pg. ?:
“Some whore-derves?” “What the hell is a whore-derve!” Rusty said, leaning over to take a sniff.

Twitter
Donnis Draper
@DonReady4U
Would u guys like some WHORE-DERVES!! LOL
6:38 PM · Oct 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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josiFINNA BAKEr
@VidaSterLinG
if her favorite appetizer is whore-derves ... #SheAintNuthinButAHoe
6:20 PM · Jan 28, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
DUKECITY117
@DUKECITY117
what do prostitutes eat before dinner?  WHORE derves!
11:54 PM · Nov 3, 2010·twidroyd (original)

Twitter
Abbienorma
@MammaLisa0
What kind of appetizers are served at Charlie Sheens house?  Whore-derves.
9:42 PM · Feb 27, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Twitter
Brett Ellison
@HeavyBrettal
What do sluts eat before a good meal? Whore derves
9:47 PM · Dec 24, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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Joel Koenig
@joelkoenig
Loose girls that make snacks are whore-derves.
4:49 PM · May 3, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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JP
@UselessRobot123
whore’s derves are the best kind of derves
2:02 AM · Dec 5, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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gigi
@le_debut
I hate having to spell hors d’oeuvres. why is there no basic english word for this foolishness. bout to just say “whore derves” from now on
4:10 PM · Feb 9, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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ima xombie
@herroxombie
what do hookers order when they go out to eat? whore’derves
12:09 AM · Mar 9, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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mathew robertson
@mathewrobertso5
@johnmaginnes. Appitizers should be called whore-derves
5:53 PM · Dec 22, 2015 from Illinois, USA·Twitter for Android

Twitter
ink
@inkmagish
What do u call a sexual deviant’s favorite dinner party snack food??
whore-derves
7:53 PM · Apr 6, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Jean Carter
@Jean_CarterDW
“Here have a WHORE’Derves”
#DesigningWomen
5:33 AM · Sep 20, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
cymbalta baby
@earth2devon
you’re telling me a whore made these derves
5:19 PM · Apr 2, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
beanie bby
@jenandju1ce
so you’re telling me a whore made these derves?
2:20 AM · Oct 22, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
k
@zz_plant
ur telling me a whore made these derves?
12:06 AM · Dec 20, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
he hates these cans 🇵🇸
@zen_marxist
Replying to @bestofnextdoor
when your whores deserve to be served only the finest of derves
7:40 PM · Dec 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
Jacob Wisner
@JacobWisner1
Replying to @dopegirlfresh
Are whore derves that thing where they serve sushi on a naked person?
8:22 PM · Dec 1, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
reformed floridan
@ghoulfucker420
yr telling me a whore made these derves ???
4:39 PM · Nov 25, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Gary ‘Auntie Fa’ Emerald
@cutewnotalent
trying to write this proposal and the only thing my brain is giving to me to work with is “you’re telling me a whore made these derves?”
6:44 PM · Feb 9, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Andy Dandy Shitpost
@ANDYdrewME
Replying to @LukeMones
who does these derves belong to? Oh the whores 😌
7:39 PM · Feb 19, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/NastyNathaniel March 22, 2022
What are “Derves?”
I heard the whores love ‘em

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, March 24, 2022 • Permalink