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.

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Entry from May 10, 2014
Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly ("poor” backronym)

"Psss/Passing Over Opportunity/Opportunities Repeatedly” is sometimes given as a backronym (back acronym) for the word “poor.” “Moms, Are you POOR? Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly!!” was cited in print in 2001. “Passing Over Opportunities Repeatedly” was cited in print in 2008.

A popular backronym of the word “rich” is “Realize It Can Happen.”


Google Groups: alt.business.home.pc
Moms, Are you POOR? Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly!!
Jan
6/7/01
Don’t be the only Mom on your block that’s not on The
M.O.M. Team.

Landmark Home Solutions, LLC
March 10, 2005
Learn How To Stop Being P.O.O.R
By Wayne Kirby
It amazes me how many people who are not where they want to be financially, just won’t do anything about it.  It’s like they suffer from the proverbial “deer in the headlights“ syndrome.  They’re just frozen in not taking action and not knowing what to do.  It could be that maybe they’re a little scared.  Been burnt before.  Tried and failed.  That’s understandable… but really not a good excuse.
The word POOR actually serves as a great acronym that describes the reason for the condition – Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly.

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R.I.C.H. or P.O.O.R.
Jermaine
4/17/07
(...)
R.I.C.H.
Responsible Intelligence Creates Hope

P.O.O.R.
Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly

Urban Dictionary
Poor
Passing
Over
Opportunities
Repeatedly
“Poor, that word ain’t no excuse! You know what it mean to me!
It means you !”—Chamillionaire

by Gus Johnson January 29, 2008

9jabookPassing Over Opportunities Repeatedly
WHY DO PEOPLE SEE OPPORTUNITY AND PASS OVER IT REPEATEDLY?....
Posted by temitope shittu on July 31, 2008 at 5:19am
(...)
COMMENTS
Reply by temitope shittu on August 3, 2008 at 11:25am
you stun me with that comment,i tot i was d only visionary...people pass over opportunity repeatedly because they are poor..P.passing O.over Opportunity R.repeatedly.....u mind i introduced you to a life changing opportunity? pamela

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Stop being P.O.O.R
vro...@aol.com
9/6/09
STOP Being P.O.O.R. (Passing Over Opportunities Repeatedly)

Google Books
Teens- Beat Future Economic Crisis!:
Habits Of The Go-getter Entreprenerial Teen

By Laura Lyseight
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibiris.com)
2010
Pg. 99:
I once heard an acronym for POORPassing Over Opportunities Repeatedly.

Twitter
John J Carl Jr
‏@Jcarljr
How often can we afford to be P.O.O.R (Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly)? http://ow.ly/3uBck
9:40 AM - 27 Dec 2010

Twitter
Johnny Eriksen
‏@nope1974
Being poor is based on choices. People who are poor “Pass Over Opportunities Repeatedly…
http://tinyurl.com/6488ayq
11:27 AM - 1 Nov 2011

Google Books
You Are What You Are; Because of Who You Are
By The Victor
Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press
2012
Pg. ?:
A man can be termed POOR when he keeps Passing Over Opportunity Repeatedly.

Twitter
Brandon E. Palmore
‏@Bran_BearMCMXIV
The only reason you are P.O.O.R. Is because you Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly
12:09 AM - 26 Aug 2013

blogtalkradio
December 18, 2013
Why We Want You To R.I.C.H.
MONEY WADESWAY with Giovanni Wade MONEY WADESWAY with Giovanni Wade
Welcome to this, Tuesday, December 17, 2013,, 11:00 pm episode of MONEY WADESWAY.
Tonight we are going to share with you the importance of you to “R.I.C.H.” Notice I did not say “be RICH” I said “TO R.I.C.H.” That is to: Realize It Can Happen (R.I.C.H.).  You see until you, yes you, Realize It Can Happen you will always either think, act or operate POOR-ly.  Which is to Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly (POOR).

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Kevin D Evans
‏@A1tymeA1Network
Do you want to be POOR for the rest of your life? Then why do you Pass Over Opportunity Repeatedly. I… http://instagram.com/p/m2p9mhBa08/
1:18 PM - 10 May 2014

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