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 January 29, 2020
“Instead of John, I call my bathroom Jim. That way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim”

"Instead of John, I call my bathroom Jim. That way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim first thing this morning” is a jocular gym saying that has been printed on many images. “Instead of John I call my bathroom Jim, that way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim first thing this morning” was posted on Twitter by Tyler Bailey (and others) on January 27, 2013.

The saying probably originated on the Sickipedia website, or on an ecard.

“Toilet” is sometimes used instead of “bathroom.” “I’ve decided to start calling my toilet Jim instead of John. That way, it sounds better when I say I go to the Jim every morning” was posted on Twitter by Bradley Brown on February 3, 2013. “RT @sickipediabot: I’ve decided to call my toilet ‘Jim’ instead of ‘John’. It sounds better to tell people I go to the Jim every morning.#fb” was posted on Twitter by Gεno J ®™ on August 20, 2013. 


Twitter
Sassy Mouth
@Carolina_Ghoul
Instead of John, I call my bathroom Jim. That way it sounds better when I say I go to the Jim first thing every morning.
@Zak_Bagans
6:58 PM · Jan 27, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Tyler Bailey
@tylerbailey1991
Instead of John I call my bathroom Jim, that way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim first thing this morning.
9:00 PM · Jan 27, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
L Moore
@lisalisax2
Instead of John I call my bathroom Jim, that way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim first thing this morning.
10:00 PM · Jan 27, 2013·TweetDeck

Facebook
Cathy’s Creations
January 28, 2013 ·
Instead of John I call my bathroom Jim, that way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim first thing this morning.

Twitter
Dave Hamill
@cortisolic
I’ve decided to start calling my toilet Jim instead of John. That way, it sounds better when I say I go to the Jim every morning.
1:26 AM · Jan 28, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
sickipediabot
@sickipediabot
Instead of John, I call my bathroom Jim, that way it sounds better when I say I went to the Jim first thing this morning.
6:57 AM · Feb 2, 2013·sickipediabot

Twitter
Bradley Brown
@Brad_Brown
I’ve named my toilet “Jim” instead of “John” that way I can say “I went to the jim early this morning”
2:18 PM · Feb 3, 2013·Echofon

Twitter
Gεno J ®™
@ItsJustGenoJ
RT @sickipediabot: I’ve decided to call my toilet “Jim” instead of “John”. It sounds better to tell people I go to the Jim every morning.#fb
11:59 PM · Aug 20, 2013·erased1341238

Twitter
нanѕaвυмѕadaιѕy
@hansabumsadaisy
#rubbishjokes
After calling my toilet Jim instead of John, I can now tell everyone that I’m going to the Jim every morning.
4:04 PM · Nov 4, 2015·Twitter for Android

Google Books
Always Hungry?:
Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells and Lose Weight Permanently

By Learning Frenzy
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2016
Pg. ?:
“Grandma: Instead of John, I call my bathroom Jim. That way, it sounds better when I say I go to the Jim first thing every morning.”

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/[deleted] July 16, 2016
Instead of John, I call my bathroom Jim
It sounds better to say I went to the Jim first thing in the morning.

Facebook
Usafi Sanitation
· November 11, 2017 ·
Instead of John, I call my bathroom The Jim,,, that way it sounds better when I say, I go to The Jim every morning

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/jworkmusicofficial July 24, 2018
People always ask me why I call my toilet Jim instead of John.
I do it so I can say I go to the Jim every morning

Reddit—Funny
Posted by u/Go4anthony October 19, 2018
We should all call our bathroom Jim instead of John.
Then we could tell everyone that we always go to the Jim first thing in the morning.

Twitter
Coffee, Chocolate, Sarcasm
@Emschocolate
Replying to @KatTimpf
Name your bathroom Gym or Jim, instead of John. That way you can say you go to the gym/Jim every morning.
9:54 AM · Sep 25, 2019·Twitterrific for iOS

Twitter
NotCTTownsend
@NotCTTownsend
Instead of John I call my bathroom Jim. That way I can say I went to the Jim first thing this morning.
2:31 PM · Jan 13, 2020·Twitter for Android

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