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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from May 16, 2022
“Dropping Latin phrases into conversations just to sound smart is definitely my modus operandi”

"Modus operandi” is Latin for “mode/manner of operating.”

“Dropping Latin phrases into conversations to sound smart… That’s my modus operandi” was posted on Twitter by Derek Simonis on July 7, 2019. “Dropping latin phrases in conversations to to try to sound intelligent. Thats my modus operandi” was posted on Twitter by Jimmy Ferguson on July 7, 2020. “Dropping Latin phrases into conversations just to sound smart, is definitely my modus operandi...” was posted on Twitter by mariana Z on July 17, 2021.

“You have to question the modus operandi of people who use Latin for no reason” is a related one-line saying.


Wikipedia: Modus operandi
A modus operandi (often shortened to M.O.) is someone’s habits of working, particularly in the context of business or criminal investigations; but also more generally, it is a Latin phrase, approximately translated as mode (or manner) of operating.

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Derek Simonis
@DerekSimonis
Dropping Latin phrases into conversations to sound smart…
That’s my modus operandi.
11:42 AM · Jul 7, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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Jimmy Ferguson
@JimmyFer1077650
Dropping latin phrases in conversations to to try to sound intelligent.
Thats my modus operandi.
3:00 AM · Jul 7, 2020·Twitter for Android

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woody
@woodyunofficial
Dropping latin phrases in conversations to try to sound intelligent.
Thats my modus operandi.
5:45 PM · Jan 1, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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No, it’s not a girl’s name!!
@Ropafadzo__
Dropping Latin phrases into conversations to sound smart is my modus operandi.
2:22 PM · Jul 7, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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mariana Z🇺🇦🇺🇦🇺🇦
@mariana057
Dropping Latin phrases into conversations just to sound smart, is definitely my modus operandi…
1:22 PM · Jul 17, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Rob Chambers
@_robspurs
Dropping Latin phrases into conversations to make me sound smart is my modus operandi.
5:26 AM · Dec 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

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The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
Dropping Latin phrases into conversations just to sound smart is definitely my modus operandi…
7:31 AM · May 16, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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