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 October 12, 2020
“Zoot (noun): when you toot on a zoom call”

"ZOOT (NOUN): WHEN YOU TOOT ON A ZOOM CALL” was posted on Twitter by El Arroyo (an image is shown of the message on the restaurant’s sign) on April 19, 2020. That is, when you’re on a Zoom call and you fart (toot). Zoom became popular in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Zoot” (Zoom + toot) is a portmanteau word that has been used mostly just in this joke. “Zoot” is also a regular word with several different meanings, such as a “zoot suit” or a marijuana cigarette.

Wikipedia: Zoom Video Communications
Zoom Video Communications, Inc. (Zoom) is an American communications technology company headquartered in San Jose, California. It provides videotelephony and online chat services through a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform and is used for teleconferencing, telecommuting, distance education, and social relations. Zoom’s business strategy focuses on providing an easier to use product than competitors, as well as cost savings, which include minimizing computational costs at the infrastructure level and having a high degree of employee efficiency.
Beginning in early 2020, Zoom’s software usage saw a significant global increase following the introduction of quarantine measures adopted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wiktionary: zoot
(plural zoots)
1. (US, slang) A zoot suit.
2. (Britain, slang) A marijuana cigarette.
3. (Britain, slang) PCP; phencyclidine.
4. (Trinidad and Tobago, slang) A cigarette butt.
5. (fandom slang) A fursuit.

El Arroyo
That mute button is there for a reason….
Order food or MARGARITAS for pickup or delivery at http://elarroyo.com!
12:03 PM · Apr 19, 2020·Twitter Web App

Kimberly Church, M.Ed.
At least when you toot in important Zoom meetings, the mute button comes in clutch. Oh, and that is called a “zoot.” Haha
Good ole El Arroyo with a sign for the times.Winking face with tongue #ElArroyo #Texas
2:51 PM · Apr 19, 2020·Twitter for Android

Anita Horn
Zoot (noun): when you toot on a Zoom meeting (The mute button is there for a reason...).  BTW, I’m an English instructor with 7 remote classes Exploding head
5:46 PM · Apr 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Austin Bin Wash
April 26, 2020 ·
New word for the dictionary:
Zoot (noun): when you toot on a zoom call.
#oops #staystrong

Zoot (noun): When you toot on a zoom call.
3:32 AM · Apr 27, 2020·Twitter Web App

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New York CityWork/Businesses • Monday, October 12, 2020 • Permalink