; Matled Milk & Chicago

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Mon Jul 19 06:34:14 UTC 2004

>Go to Link it. Tell two friends. And then tell two
>friends, and so on, and so on, and so on.

OK, I went a couple of times. Hmm ... two friends? If someone assumes the
existence of two friends, his life can't be too bad.

It seems that before "Big Apple" meant "New York City" it meant "the New
York area racing circuit" or so: it wasn't "in the Big Apple", it was "on
the Big Apple".

So why was the term "Big Apple" applied to the New York racetracks? Is
"apple" just used for "thing", as in "the whole apple" = "the whole thing"?
Does anybody know?

-- Doug Wilson

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