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 February 17, 2018
“Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from”

Many students copy the homework of others. “Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from” is a jocular school saying that has been printed on several images. The saying was posted on Twitter on August 20, 2008, and is of unknown authorship.


Twitter
Minimalog‏
@minimalog1
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.
3:00 AM - 20 Aug 2008

Twitter
Gina‏
@TheNerdPrincess
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.
10:58 PM - 19 Nov 2008

Twitter
Raluca Radu
@ralucaraduMTH
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.
3:16 AM - 6 Feb 2009

Twitter
Renée Chen‏
@ReneeTakeOver
The teacher once asked me “where’s ur homework?” i said “i couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.” - true story
10:47 PM - 29 May 2009

Twitter
I do it this way!‏
@Idoitthisway
Teacher: why didnt you turn in your homework?
You: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from #Idoitthisway
3:34 PM - 27 Jul 2010

Facebook
Drip Chamling Sir.....Jay UA
February 8, 2012 ·
Worst excuse for not turning in homework:
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I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.

Twitter
Student Problems‏
@FactsOfSchool
Teacher: “Where’s your homework?” Me: “I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.”
2:38 PM - 9 Oct 2012

Google Books
Chuckle, Giggle, Snort!:
Quips Collected By Karen Money Williams

By Karen Money Williams
Lulu Press (Lulu.com)
2014
Pg. ?: 
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: “I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.

Twitter
renaldorapini‏
@renaldorapini
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from.
6:27 PM - 17 Feb 2018

Twitter
Richard Lee
@epitomewellness
Worst excuse for not turning in homework: I couldn’t find anyone to copy it from. Anonymous #quote
11:21 PM - 6 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Saturday, February 17, 2018 • Permalink