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 June 16, 2018
“Hang On, Peace Exists” ("hope” backronym)

"Hang On, Peace Exists” is a backronym (back acronym) of the word “hope” that has been printed on many images. “H(ang) O(n), P(eace) E(xists)!"was posted on the newsgroup alt.recovery.codependency on October 5, 1999. The backronym has been associated with the group Alcoholics Anonymous.

“Have Only Positive Expectations” is another “hope” backronym.


Google Groups: alt.recovery.codependency
My story
Barb R1615
10/5/99
Hi Al One.
I just opened the post below this because it contained something I wanted to share with you. I was going to say a newcomer to our group had just posted this great thing:
“H(ang) O(n), P(eace) E(xists)!”

Google Groups: alt.recovery.codependency
Where to start?
Al one
11/27/99
(...)
HOPE (hang on, peace exists)

Google Groups: alt.recovery.aa
Acronyms
Ronnie Plook
7/28/02
(...)
HOPE = Happy Our Program Exists
HOPE = Hearing Other Peoples’ Experience
HOPE = Hang On! Peace Exists…

Twitter
Jonathan Kaplan
@NOW_HIRING_JOBS
H O P E = Hang On!  Peace Exists.
12:10 PM - 25 Jan 2010

Step12.com
Alcoholics Anonymous Greatest Danger: Rigidity
Post by Larry H. » Thu Aug 12, 2010 8:32 pm
(...)
HOPE = Happy Our Program Exists
HOPE = Hearing Other Peoples’ Experience
HOPE = Hang On Peace Exists

Twitter
Kevin P O’Brien Jr
@Shayminn
Replying to @Scari723
@Scari723 Well This Is Hope To Me: Having Only Positive Expectations Or Hang On Peace Exists
3:07 PM - 13 Jul 2011

Twitter
Sia
@ughalysia
HOPE:
Hang
On
Peace
Exists
Jeremiah 29:11
2:30 PM - 7 Aug 2011

Twitter
Caroline Corrado
@CaCo87xo
HOPE..Hang On Peace Exists #miracles_happen
10:33 PM - 1 Jan 2012

5 March 2012, News Journal (Mansfield, OH), “Dr. Whitman, Ted Williams will speak about drug addiction” by Jami Kinton, pg. 3A, col. 2:
The effort to bring prestigious speakers Dr. Rich Whitman and former radio host Ted Williams to Richland County is the work of H.O.P.E. (Hang On, Peace Exists), an Ontario parent support group formed five months ago for those with children struggling with addictions.

Twitter
Thom B
@fittys
Replying to @SoSofieFatale
HOPE Hang On Peace Exists. 🌹
6:09 PM - 5 Mar 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
Saturday, June 16, 2018 • Permalink