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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 13, 2012
“Spelling is a lossed art”

’Spelling is a lossed art” is a jocular saying (a pun on the misspelled word “lost") that has been printed on many gift items, such as T-shirts and posters. “Spelling is a lossed art” has been cited in print since at least 1990 and is of unknown authorship.

23 August 1990, Miami (FL) Herald, ‘Spray-can gangs aren’t American graffiti artists,” pg. 2G:
“Spelling is a lossed art.”

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Fuzzy Fox
“Spelling is a lossed art.”

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Fuzzy Fox
“Spelling is a lossed art.”

English Forums
Spelling is a lossed art!
27th August 2003
I just LOVE this pun, it’s gorgeous!!

11 January 2010, Aiken (SC) Standard, “Daily Bridge Club: Thrown for a Loss” by Frank Stewart (Tribune Media Services), pg. 4C, col. 1:
My friend the English professor says that spelling is becoming a lossed art.

Spelling is a lossed art
This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 at 5:25 pm
The header is for fun but…never have I been more nervous about a post on this blog. It has to be perfect. If I make a single typo, it will undermine everything I’m about to tell you.

Boston (MA) Globe
Spelling: No longer a lossed art
JANUARY 13, 2012
According to tradition, Andrew Jackson once groused that “it is a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.’’ The seventh president did much to democratize the young nation’s culture and politics. But his disdain for proper spelling, happily, never became the American norm.

Mr Cheesehead to You
Spelling is a lossed art.
10:29 AM - 3 May 12

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, November 13, 2012 • Permalink