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 January 18, 2018
“You know it’s time to clean your screen when you start confusing dirt with punctuation”

Specs of dirt on a computer screen can be mistaken for periods and commas. “Keeping a clean desk space is vital, otherwise you try to correct punctuation that in fact turns out to be a speck of dirt on your monitor” was posted on Twitter on August 31, 2009. “A sign its time to clean your monitor when you mistake specks of dirt for punctuation marks” was posted on Twitter on March 28, 2010.

“You know it’s time to clean your screen when you keep trying to delete dirt specks disguised as misplaced punctuation” was posted on Twitter on November 5, 2011. “You know it’s time to clean your screen when you start confusing dirt with punctuation” was posted on Reddit—Shower Thoughts on January 19, 2018.


Twitter
Daniel Brown‏
@FunkyScarecrow
Keeping a clean desk space is vital, otherwise you try to correct punctuation that in fact turns out to be a speck of dirt on your monitor.
8:59 AM - 31 Aug 2009

Twitter
Mαtt‏
@mdhiggs
A sign its time to clean your monitor when you mistake specks of dirt for punctuation marks.
11:28 PM - 28 Mar 2010

Twitter
Zviki Cohen‏
@zvikico
When dirt on your monitor is mistaken for punctuation marks… it’s time to clean it!
2:44 AM - 1 Jul 2010

Twitter
Sian‏
@SianyT85
You know it’s time to clean your screen when you keep trying to delete dirt specks disguised as misplaced punctuation.
10:46 AM - 5 Nov 2011

Twitter
Craig Gary Phillips‏
@craigary
You know you need to clean your laptop screen when you can’t tell if something is a punctuation mark or a speck of dirt.
6:30 PM - 9 Dec 2011

Twitter
Matthew McClure‏
@MattArt85
You know you need to clean your PC screen when you mistake dirt for incorrect punctuation.
2:54 AM - 28 Feb 2012

Twitter
Conrad Teves‏
@ConradTeves
When you can’t tell if it’s punctuation or dirt on your screen, it’s time to clean your screen.
#protip
12:43 AM - 7 May 2015

Twitter
Steven Messner‏
@stevenmessner
You know it’s time to clean your monitor when you’re mistaking flecks of dirt for punctuation marks.
11:52 AM - 14 Jul 2015 from Calgary, Alberta

Twitter
Connor Simpson‏
@connorsimpson
It’s time to clean the laptop screen once you start mistaking flecks of dirt for punctuation.
3:09 PM - 16 Oct 2016

Twitter
Chaz Hutton‏
@chazhutton
When you’re trying to delete punctuation that’s actually just dirt on your screen, it’s probably time to clean up the computer a bit.
12:34 PM - 4 Nov 2016

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
You know it’s time to clean your screen when you start confusing dirt with punctuation.
submitted January 19, 2018 by Erratic_Professional

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Thursday, January 18, 2018 • Permalink