A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from March 28, 2020
“You can’t spell quarantine without ‘u r a q t‘“ (pickup line)

“GURAQT” (gee, you are a cutie) has been cited in print since at least 1958. “URAQT” (you are a cutie) has been cited in print since at least 1972. “URAQT” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on September 11, 2004.

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic resulted in some jocular pickup lines. “Someone just messaged on Hinge saying: ‘You can’t spell quarantine without QT’ and I...’” was posted on Twitter by Maznah on March 5, 2020. “Can’t spell quarantine without U & I” was posted on Twitter by 𝚁𝚢𝚊𝚗 𝙺. 𝚂𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚑 on March 12, 2020.

“an’t spell quarantine without u,r,a,q,t , wassup tho?” was posted on Twitter by S! on March 14, 2020. “You can’t spell quarantine without ‘u r a q t’ #SocialDistancingPickUpLines” was posted on Twitter by Not Will Ferrell on March 19, 2020.

“You can’t spell virus without U and I” and “You can’t spell virus without us” are similar pickup lines.


Wikipedia: 2019-20 coronavirus outbreak
The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The outbreak was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei, China, in December 2019, and was recognised as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020.

Urban Dictionary
uraqt
Somewhat rare pick up “line” used on the internet. When pronouncing each letter individually, “u.r.a.q.t” then becomes “you are a cutie”. Used by hopeless geeks to try their hand at flattery but can’t even be bothered to spell out the words.
Guy - “hey, uraqt!!1”
Girl - “Hey, ‘GFY’”.

by SherackNhar September 11, 2004

Twitter
Maznah
@MaznahShz
Someone just messaged on Hinge saying: “You can’t spell quarantine without QT” and I…
GIF
10:45 PM · Mar 5, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
𝚁𝚢𝚊𝚗 𝙺. 𝚂𝚖𝚒𝚝𝚑
@MeWeFree_
Can’t spell quarantine without U & I.
1:11 PM · Mar 12, 2020·Twitter Web App

Twitter
•emma•
@vredenburg_emma
can’t spell quarantine without u and i babywink)
1:07 AM · Mar 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
S!
@DemonicXIl
can’t spell quarantine without
u,r,a,q,t , wassup tho?
3:07 PM · Mar 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
@WrongN1K
can’t spell quarantine without
u,r,a,q,t , wassup tho?
3:15 PM · Mar 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Not Will Ferrell
@itsWillyFerrell
You can’t spell quarantine without “u r a q t” #SocialDistancingPickUpLines
2:48 PM · Mar 19, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Not Will Ferrell
@itsWillyFerrell
You can’t spell quarantine without “u r a q t” #SocialDistancingPickUpLines
4,691
2:48 PM - Mar 19, 2020

BuzzFeed
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Guys on Hinge be like: “Looking for my quarantine queen.”

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(...)
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Not Will Ferrell
@itsWillyFerrell
You can’t spell quarantine without “u r a q t” #SocialDistancingPickUpLines
4,691
2:48 PM - Mar 19, 2020

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March 27, 2020
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Giedrė Vaičiulaitytė
(...)
#24
Can’t spell quarantine without u r a q t wink

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/geminirich March 27, 2020
COVID-19 Pick-Up Lines
If COVID-19 doesn’t take you out… Can I?
Is that hand sanitizer in your pocket or are you just happy to be within 6 feet of me?
Since all the public libraries are closed, I’m checking you out instead.
You can’t spell virus without U and I.
Baby, do you need toilet paper because I’m your Prince Charmin.
I saw you from across the bar. Stay there.
Without you my life is empty as a supermarket shelf.
Hey Babe! Can I ship you a drink?
You can’t spell quarantine without “U-R-A-Q-T”.

Posted by Barry Popik
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