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 November 01, 2022
“If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death”

"If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death” is a saying that has been printed on many images. While the statement is meant to be a joke, misophonia (a disorder of decreased tolerance to specific sounds) is a medical condition.

“RT @aveuaskew: If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death” was posted on Twitter by JustJ (and others) on February 11, 2013. The tweets by @aveuaskew have been set to private.

“If I can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death” was posted on Twitter by Dennis Adams on March 17, 2014. “If I can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death” was posted on Twitter by Chandra Kiran 馃椈2锔忊儯1锔忊儯 on April 2, 2014.


Wikipedia: Misophonia
Misophonia is a disorder of decreased tolerance to specific sounds or their associated stimuli that has been characterized using different language and methodologies. Reactions to trigger sounds range from anger and annoyance to activating a fight-or-flight response. The condition is sometimes called selective sound sensitivity syndrome. Common triggers include oral sounds (e.g. loud breathing, chewing, swallowing), clicking sounds (e.g. keyboard tapping, finger tapping, windshield wipers), and sounds associated with movement (e.g. fidgeting). Hated sounds are often repetitive in nature.

Twitter
JustJ
@JforJAwesome
Hmmm @DenLilleViking never used to mind? RT @aveuaskew: If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.
4:55 PM 路 Feb 22, 2013路TweetDeck

Twitter
Michelle
@_iamwhatiamnot
RT @The_Sculptress: RT @aveuaskew: If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.
5:08 PM 路 Feb 22, 2013路Tweetian for Symbian

Twitter
Melissa Chapman-Mushnick 诪专讬诐
@MelissaSChapman
This--> rt If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.—Olivia (@aveuaskew)
6:13 PM 路 Feb 22, 2013路Twitter for Android

Twitter
Justine McNamara
@justiney87
Replying to @aveuaskew
鈥淍aveuaskew: If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.鈥 YES
5:27 PM 路 Jun 3, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Name cannot be blank
@nkohesiv
Replying to @aveuaskew
鈥淍aveuaskew: If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.鈥 I bet my wife has pondered this before…
11:54 PM 路 Sep 30, 2013路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Dennis Adams
@AdamsStrength
If I can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death
9:29 PM 路 Mar 17, 2014路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Chandra Kiran 馃椈2锔忊儯1锔忊儯
@ck_chandrakiran
If I can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death.
8:23 AM 路 Apr 2, 2014路Facebook

Twitter
Pi’err茅
@peterswanelo
If i can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death. 馃憟馃槖
10:34 AM 路 Mar 4, 2016路Twitter for Android

Twitter
MisoUnraveled
@MisoUnraveled
21 Signs Your Misophonia Is Out Of Control (If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.) http://buzzfeed.com/mathewjedeikin/your-misophonia-is-out-of-control?utm_term=.fdyodP1NM#.owJzd9JVW #misophonia
2:30 PM 路 Mar 5, 2016路TweetDeck

Twitter
Matt Henlein
@MattHenlein
If I can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death. #truestory
12:19 PM 路 Mar 10, 2016路Twitter Web Client

Facebook
Jim N Ange Kammeraad
May 20, 2016 at 8:13 PM 路
I have looked death straight in the eyes, laughed, then chewed louder
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
IF I CAN HEAR YOU CHEW,
IA HAVE FANTASIZED
ABOUT YOUR DEATH.

Twitter
爻購賰賷賳丞
@suk_20_
If I can hear you chew, I’ve fantasized about your death 馃憣馃徎馃槀馃樂
7:06 PM 路 May 29, 2016路Twitter for iPhone

Popsugar
I Have Misophonia 鈥 and It’s Not the Joke Everyone Thinks It Is
June 14, 2018
by MARISA HILLMAN
“If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death.” It’s a meme that I’ve been sent more times than I can count, along with viral videos of people losing their minds over someone slurping spaghetti and jokes about how A Quiet Place was written especially for me. I get it; seeing someone get bent out of shape over nothing can be hilarious. But being the one who’s losing their mind? That’s not quite the joke that everyone thinks it is.

Facebook
Jillian Davis
November 2, 2021 at 10:23 AM 路
(The following text is shown on an image.—ed.)
If I can hear you
chew, I have
fantasized about
your death.

Twitter
K釚嘔釘昑釛瘁憥
@myveganlife
If I can hear you chew, I鈥檝e fantasized about your death
8:48 PM 路 Aug 25, 2022路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
R潭虘坛y痰處台
@RavenBrood81
If I can hear you chew your food, I鈥檝e fantasized about your death.
10:18 PM 路 Sep 3, 2022路Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
anybody else?
("If I can hear you chew, I have fantasized about your death” is shown on an image.—ed.)
5:48 AM 路 Nov 2, 2022路Twitter Web App

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