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 May 16, 2023
“Amtrak implies the existence of Aretrak and Istrak”

Amtrak (from the words “America” and “track”)  is the national passenger railroad company of the United States. There is no “Aretrak” or “Istrak,” but there are jokes.
     
“Only when you are the sole subject. Otherwise use istrak or aretrak” was posted on Twitter by Jeff on September 17, 2015. “amtrak you aretrak he/she/it istrak” was posted on Twitter by Greg Hardgrave on September 12, 2016. “Amtrak implies the existence of aretrak and istrak” was posted on Twitter by DЯ.HUNK on May 15, 2023.
   
     
Wikipedia: Amtrak
The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, doing business as Amtrak (/ˈæmtræk/) (reporting marks AMTK, ,i>AMTZ), is the national passenger railroad company of the United States. It operates inter-city rail service in 46 of the 48 contiguous U.S. states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak is a portmanteau of the words America and trak, the latter itself a sensational spelling of track.
     
Twitter
Jeff
@jefffal
@a1phab3t Only when you are the sole subject. Otherwise use istrak or aretrak.
9:04 AM · Sep 17, 2015
 
Twitter
Greg Hardgrave
@commonmineri amtrak you aretrak he/she/it istrak
12:08 AM · Sep 12, 2016
     
Twitter
Jared Paul
@jaredjaredpaul
Is the plural of Amtrak “Aretrak”
6:10 PM · Jul 1, 2019
 
Twitter
𝖠𝖺𝗋𝗈𝗇 🤙
@TheInfamousGdub
Amtrak
Aretrak
Istrack
Wastrack
Will-betrak
Weretrak
Didtrak
Dotrak
5:50 PM · Apr 23, 2021
   
Twitter
Amanda
@_amanda_li
passengers are collectively called AreTrak bc when they board, they are on a trak
Quote Tweet
Richard (405 Mi16 era)
@halkyardo
·
Jan 24, 2022
they call it Amtrak because the train am on a trak
12:46 PM · Jan 25, 2022
 
Twitter
DЯ.HUNK
@wusstunes
Amtrak implies the existence of aretrak and istrak
2:47 PM · May 15, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Tuesday, May 16, 2023 • Permalink


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