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 February 09, 2019
“I saw the acronym NYFW (New York Fashion Week) and read it as Not Yafe For Work”

"NYFW” (New York Fashion Week) shouldn’t be confused with “NSFW” (Not Safe For Work), but people looking at it quickly sometimes make the wrong association. “New York Fashion Week is not yafe for work” was posted on Twitter by Michael on February 15, 2010.

“I don’t understand why every tweet about New York Fashion Week is not yafe for work. Please explain” was posted on Twitter by Nikki Glaser on September 10, 2011. “I keep seeing the New York Fashion Week hashtag #nyfw and thinking it means Not Yafe For Work” was posted on Twitter by Jane Espenson on September 12, 2011.


Wikipedia: New York Fashion Week
New York Fashion Week, held in February and September of each year, is a semi-annual series of events (generally lasting 7–9 days) when international fashion collections are shown to buyers, the press, and the general public. It is one of four major fashion weeks in the world, collectively known as the “Big 4,” along with those in Paris, London and Milan. The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) created the modern notion of a centralized “New York Fashion Week” in 1993, although cities like London were already using their city’s name in conjunction with the words “fashion week” in the 1980s. NYFW is based on a much older series of events called “Press Week,” founded in 1943.

Twitter
Michael
@MichaelGpics
New York Fashion Week is not yafe for work.
10:51 AM - 15 Feb 2010

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Nikki Glaser
@NikkiGlaser
I don’t understand why every tweet about New York Fashion Week is not yafe for work. Please explain.
1:55 PM - 10 Sep 2011

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Jane Espenson
@JaneEspenson
I keep seeing the New York Fashion Week hashtag #nyfw and thinking it means Not Yafe For Work.
5:16 PM - 12 Sep 2011

Twitter
New Year, New ᴘᴀᴜʟ ʀᴏᴛʜ with LESS SUGAR!
@paulidin
Every time I see #NYFW, I think it means either Not Yafe For Work or New York For Work.
5:35 PM - 6 Sep 2013

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David Turnbull
@traceExcalibur
saw the acronym NYFW (New York Fashion Week) and read it as Not Yafe For Work
8:13 PM - 26 Nov 2017

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yaaaaaaaaari
@yaaaaaaaaari
I read NYFW as “Not Yafe For Work”
so don’t ever value my opinion
6:23 PM - 11 Sep 2018

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Avrea Gray
@Avrea_Gray
NYFW
You: New York Fashion Week
Me, an intellectual: Not Yafe For Work
6:20 PM - 17 Sep 2018

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yorn
@jordanrubiks
me: knows that NYFW stands for “New York Fashion Week”
my brain: Not Yafe For Work
10:33 AM - 7 Feb 2019

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Ben
@___gonz___
Normal people: New York Fashion Week (NYFW)
Me, a dumb bitch: Not… Yafe For Work??????????
12:30 AM - 9 Feb 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNames/Phrases • Saturday, February 09, 2019 • Permalink