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 February 16, 2024
“It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You have to call it ‘The Scottish Laptop’”

“It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You have to call it ‘The Scottish Laptop’” is a jocular saying that has been printed on many images. William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth (1606) has this famous theatre curse, and actors avoid saying the name.
     
“REMEMBER: It’s bad luck to call it a MacBook. Always say ‘the Scottish laptop’” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on December 21, 2019. “It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You have to call it ‘The Scottish Laptop’” was posted on X/Twitter by Nathalie Kernot on April 12, 2022. The tweet received over 92,000 likes.
 
 
Wikipedia: MacBook 
The MacBook is a brand of Mac notebook computers designed and marketed by Apple Inc. that use Apple’s macOS operating system since 2006. It replaced the PowerBook and iBook brands during the Mac transition to Intel processors, announced in 2005.
   
Wikipedia: Macbeth
Macbeth (/məkˈbɛθ/, full title The Tragedie of Macbeth) is a tragedy by William Shakespeare. It is thought to have been first performed in 1606.
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While many today would say that any misfortune surrounding a production is mere coincidence, actors and others in the theatre industry often consider it bad luck to mention Macbeth by name while inside a theatre, and sometimes refer to it indirectly, for example as “The Scottish Play”, or “MacBee”, or when referring to the characters and not the play, “Mr. and Mrs. M”, or “The Scottish King”.
       
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/innitdoe December 21, 2019
REMEMBER: It’s bad luck to call it a MacBook
Always say “the Scottish laptop”.
 
X/Twitter
Nathalie Kernot
@nolliepops
It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You have to call it ‘The Scottish Laptop’
11:55 AM · Apr 12, 2022
   
X/Twitter
dan barker
@danbarker
It’s actually bad luck to say ‘Apple MacBook Pro 14” M1, 512 GB SSD, Space Grey’.
You have to call it ‘The Scottish 14” M1, 512 GB SSD, Space Grey laptop’.
2:55 PM · Apr 12, 2022
   
X/Twitter
Bruce Lawson
@brucel
On my first ever visit to my employer’s HQ yesterday, I accidentally breached engineering etiquette when I mentioned my computer. Apparently it’s bad luck to say “MacBook” in an office; you have to call it “The Scottish laptop”.
4:32 AM · Apr 13, 2022
   
X/Twitter
Ian MacDougall 🇱🇷🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
@CorpLifeCycles
It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office in Scotland. You have to call it the Scottish Laptop. #Scotland
7:25 AM · Apr 13, 2022
   
X/Twitter
Bill Willingham
@BillWillingham
It’s bad luck to say “MacBook” in the office. You should call it “That Scottish computer.”
9:41 PM · Apr 13, 2022
     
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It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office. You have to call it ‘The Scottish Laptop’ AM - Twitter Wel Aop
 
X/Twitter
Old Man and the Ts - PoD
@BradThomte
It’s bad luck to say “Macbook” inside an office.  You should call it “that Scottish computer.”
8:12 AM · Apr 14, 2023
 
X/Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
It’s actually bad luck to say MacBook inside an office.
You have to call it ‘The Scottish Laptop’
5:36 PM · Feb 16, 2024

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