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 October 24, 2018
“My computer has a virus and is only showing ads for American Eagle, GAP and Urban Outfitters…”

“Malware” should not be written or pronounced like “mall-wear,” but there are jokes. “RT @TJSullivanLA: It’s pronounced mal-ware, not ‘mall-wear.’ 1st virus infects computers, the 2nd teenagers” was posted on Twitter by DuaneBonifer on November 25, 2009.

“My computer has a virus and is only showing ads for American Eagle, GAP and Urban Outfitters. I think I’m infected with Mall-Wear” was posted on Reddit—Cleanjokes on October 24, 2018.


Twitter
Jason
@jasonkidd
the news guy called malware mallware.  It doesn’t come from the Mall. Oh old media..
8:12 PM - 30 Jul 2008

Twitter
DuaneBonifer
@DuaneBonifer
RT @TJSullivanLA: It’s pronounced mal-ware, not “mall-wear.” 1st virus infects computers, the 2nd teenagers.
12:46 PM - 25 Nov 2009

Twitter
Mark Parsons
@markpars0ns
$vendor conf call. Guy on phone keeps say mallware instead of malware - I don’t know about you but I prefer macy’s for all my mallware
2:42 PM - 12 Jan 2012

Twitter
The Notorious MEC
@lymond
Useful distinctions: Malware—software that harms your computer and can steal your identity. Mallwear—clothes to wear while shopping.
12:47 PM - 13 Dec 2012

Twitter
■ voxel ■
@voxel
Replying to @MikeDouglas_
@MikeDouglas_ oh man mallware sounds even more nightmarish than malware. I hate shopping even more than I hate viruses
6:27 AM - 29 Nov 2013

Twitter
Jeff Bollinger
@jeffbollinger
malware = bad software, “mallware” = what you wear while shopping at the mall.
1:13 PM - 21 Jan 2015

Reddit—Cleanjokes
My computer has a virus and is only showing ads for American Eagle, GAP and Urban Outfitters (self.cleanjokes)
submitted October 24, 2018 by DinglebarryHandpump
I think I’m infected with Mall-Wear

Twitter
keepingitcreel
@Keepingitcreel
My computer has a virus and is only showing ads for American Eagle, GAP and Urban Outfitters I think I’m infected with Mall-Wear
8:30 PM - 24 Oct 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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