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 June 18, 2020
My-Yam-Me (Miami)

"Miami” is sometimes written and spoken as “My-Yam-Me.” This spelling has been cited in print since at least 2002.

Wikipedia: Miami
Miami (/maɪˈæmi/), officially the City of Miami, is the seat of Miami-Dade County, and the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida in the United States. The city covers an area of about 56 square miles (150 km2) between the Everglades to the west and Biscayne Bay to the east. Miami is the sixth most densely populated major city in the United States with an estimated 2019 population of 467,963. The Miami metropolitan area is home to 6.1 million people, the second-most populous in the southeastern United States and the seventh-largest in the nation. The city has the third tallest skyline in the U.S. with over 300 high-rises, 55 of which exceed 490 ft (149 m).

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As I mentioned earlier, if you don’t respond thusly, you find yourself being run right over.  Literally and figuratively.  I really dislike raising my voice or showing any temper but *My-YAM-me* can bring it out in anyone.

Google Books
Miami Rock
By Keith Laufenberg
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
Pg. 134:
“Vingil-lee-oh, Cap-un, I’m Eye-tal-yun, I know dat probably disqualifies me from woikin’ on ah My-yam-me Pee-Dee but youse in Broward County now anyway.”

Jeremy Zilar
12:32 PM · Mar 7, 2009·Twitter SMS

marco marandiz
Lol. Closed Captioning at Crave just said ‘My Yam Me’ instead of Miami.
4:19 PM · Feb 6, 2011·Twitter for BlackBerry®

Mo Betances
About to watch some Miami HEAT basketball....Lets go get em #MY-YAM-ME!!!
8:49 PM · Jun 7, 2011·Twitter Web Client

@Vickyyyy21 “@T00NxT0MB: I love how Cubans say Miami. My-yam-me!
3:15 PM · Jun 21, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Games Bookstore
Replying to @SashaGretzky
My YAM me RT “@SashaGretzky: But why is Miami the “yams” I missed that lesson..”
2:07 AM · Feb 16, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

red sourpatch kid
I was tryna figure out why everyone keep calling Miami, “the yams” buttt I get it now Miami- My Yam Me
6:39 PM · Mar 16, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Empress Crown
Replying to @jshha_ @soulbeaut1ful and 2 others
“My-Yam-Me” = Miami. “Yam” for short
2:04 PM · Mar 4, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Posted by u/beyond_hate June 19, 2020
I bought a sweet potato and named it after myself.
It was my yam, me.

Posted by Barry Popik
Florida (Sunshine State Dictionary) • Thursday, June 18, 2020 • Permalink