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:•Entry in progress—BP (9/24)•“Why did the cat cross the road?"/"Because the chicken had a laser pointer.” (9/24)•Entry in progress—BP (9/24)•Entry in progress—BP (9/24)•Entry in progress—BP (9/24)More new entries...
Above, Big Apple Corner at 54th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. Google Maps.
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.
Also listen to a 1937 "The Big Apple" song by Ozzie Nelson and his Orchestra. See a 1929 photo of John J. Fitz Gerald and a 1931 photo of John J. Fitz Gerald.
“In Vino Veritas, In Cervesio Felicitas” ("In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is joy")
“In vino veritas” is an ancient Latin phrase meaning “in wine there is truth.” The saying arises from the belief that alcohol releases inhibitions and that a person tells the truth when drunk. A frequent addition is “In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas” ("in wine there is truth, in water there is health"). “In vino veritas, in cervesio felicitas” ("in wine there is truth, in beer there is joy") is a saying that has been popular with American breweries since at least 1994. Wikipedia: In vino veritasIn vino veritas is a Latin phrase that translates, “in wine truth”. It is also known as a Greek phrase “Ἐν οἴνῳ ἀλήθεια” En oino álétheia, which has the same meaning. The author of the Latin phrase is Pliny the Elder; the Greek phrase is attributed to the Greek poet Alcaeus. A more proper form of the phrase is “In vino veritas est”. The word “est” is however often omitted. The Greek poet Alcaeus is the oldest known source for the phrase. The Roman historian Tacitus described how the Germanic peoples always drank wine while holding councils, as they believed nobody could lie effectively when drunk. The phrase is often continued as, “In vino veritas, in aqua sanitas”, i.e., “In wine there is truth, in water there is health.” Blackfoot River Brewing CompanyIn Vino Veritas In Cerevisia Felicitas Hoodie(In wine there is truth in beer there is happiness)unisex sizing s-xxl, $35 .docstocVino Veritas - In Cervesio Felicitas Descriptionthe-beer-store-marketing-plan pdf Google BooksNewsweekVolume 123, Issues 18-26 1994Pg. 151:Perhaps, but there’s still no mistaking a wine bar for a brewpub. Just look for the Latin words “In vino veritas, in cervisio felicitas” sometimes printed on brewpub menus. Translated by a hophead. that comes out: “There’s truth in wine, but beer drinkers have more fun.”PATRICIA ROGERS withSHERRY KEENE-OSBORN in Denver Google Groups: alt.quotationsMJConover7 December 19 1998(...)In Vine Veritas In Cervesio Felicitas (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is joy.) I don’t have any idea if this is the correct Latin, or where it came from. Alas, the problem of other people’s quotation lists...... Google BooksToasts for Every OccasionBy Jennifer Rahel ConoverNew York, NY: New American Library2001Pg. 40:In vino veritas In cervesio felicitas. (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is joy.)Latin Google BooksGreat Toasts: From births to weddings to retirement parties-- and everything in betweenBy Andrew Frothingham Franklin Lakes, NJ: Career Press2002 Pg. 205:In Vino Veritas In Cervesio Felicitas (Roughly, “In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is joy.”) Google BooksBeer Is the Answer-- I Don’t Remember the QuestionBy Ray FoleyNapierville, IL: Sourcebooks, Inc.2007Pg. 191:In Vino Veritas, in Cervesio Felicitas. (In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is joy.)
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