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 July 13, 2018
“I failed my italic writing exam with straight A’s”

"@brianshelf - I failed my Italics exam with straight As. #fb” is a jocular one-line saying that was posted on Twitter on August 18, 2011. “Failed my italic writing exam with straight ‘A’s” was posted on Twitter by Pundamentalism on July 11, 2013.


Wikipedia: Italic type
In typography, italic type is a cursive font based on a stylized form of calligraphic handwriting. Owing to the influence from calligraphy, italics normally slant slightly to the right. Italics are a way to emphasise key points in a printed text, or when quoting a speaker a way to show which words they stressed. One manual of English usage described italics as “the print equivalent of underlining”.

Twitter
Jake Ross
@jakeyross
RT @brianshelf - I failed my Italics exam with straight As. #fb
5:15 AM - 18 Aug 2011

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
Failed my italic writing exam with straight “A"s.
5:40 AM - 11 Jul 2013

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
Failed my italic writing exam with straight “A"s.
6:52 AM - 12 Mar 2014

Twitter
graham warren
@grahamwarren
Failed my italics exam. Straight As.
3:34 PM - 12 Mar 2014

Twitter
Pundamentalism
@Pundamentalism
I failed my italic writing exam with straight “A"s.
5:30 PM - 29 Aug 2014

Chaos Unbridled
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Puns, Jokes, and One-Liners
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I failed my italic writing class with straight ā€œAā€™sā€

Twitter
šŸ¤£ The Dad Joke Man šŸ˜‰
@DadJokeMan
I failed my italic writing exam with straight A’s… #sillysaturday
3:41 AM - 14 Jul 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Friday, July 13, 2018 • Permalink