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 May 31, 2021
“Counting past 39 is not my forte”

"Forte” can sound like “forty,” and there are jokes.

“Counting past 39 is not my forte” was posted on Twitter by Julian Lee on July 18, 2013. “Counting past 39 in Latin is my forte” was posted on Twitter by lemonsqueezette on September 6, 2015.

“Counting past thirty-nine is not my forte” was posted on Reddit—Oneliners on May 31, 2021.


Wiktionary: forte
Noun
forte
(plural fortes)
1. A strength or talent.

Twitter
Julian Lee
@JulianLeeComedy
Counting past 39 is not my forte.
3:12 PM · Jul 18, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Adam Gray
@Adamgraynotgrey
Counting past 39. That’s my forte…
6:50 PM · Oct 29, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
lemonsqueezette
@mostunladylike
Counting past 39 in Latin is my forte.
6:08 AM · Sep 6, 2015·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/Mticore May 31, 2021
Counting past thirty-nine is not my forte.

Twitter
mariana Z
@mariana057
Counting past thirty-nine is not my forte.....
8:55 PM · May 31, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
THE BUNTZ# 23
@TheBURGERMEIST2
Do you know what’s not my Forte..??
Counting past 39
3:27 AM · Jun 1, 2021·Twitter Web App

Twitter
President Paul Screwball
@SonicPauly
Counting past thirty-nine is not my forte.
6:27 AM · Jun 2, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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