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 17, 2023
“Roman numerals to be phased out—not on my watch”

Some people like Roman numerals (and have them on a wristwatch), and others don’t like Roman numerals.
     
“Roman Numerals? Not on my watch!” was posted on Twitter by Vadim Revzin on December 31. 2009. “Roman numerals. Not on my watch” was posted on Twitter by T¥ler Harrington on December 2, 2010. “Roman Numerals? Not on my watch…” was posted on Twitter by Laurence Mottram on December 2, 2010. The pun is that “my watch” also means “my careful observation.”
   
“Roman numerals to be phased out - not on my watch” was posted on Twitter by English comedian Milton Jones on October 2, 2012. “‘They are phasing out Roman numerals. NOT ON MY WATCH’ Milton Jones, Mock the Week” was posted on Twitter by Will Black 🍓 on October 11, 2012. “The government plans on phasing out Roman numerals. Not on my watch” was posted on Reddit—Cleanjokes on September 12, 2021.
   
Other Roman numerals jokes include “I failed my math exam. I couldn’t write 1, 1000, 51, 6, and 500 as Roman numerals. IM LIVID,” “I, for one, like Roman numerals,” “I struggle with Roman numerals until I get to 159. Then it just CLIX,” “I went to a Roman bathroom on the 6th floor. Yes, it was the VI P room,” “The cost of joining the Roman Numeral Society was exactly $499. I didn’t have ID” and “The Roman numerals for forty (40) are XL” (i.e., weight gain at 40 makes one Xtra Large),
 
       
Twitter
Vadim Revzin
@vrevzin
Roman Numerals? Not on my watch!
4:08 PM · Dec 31, 2009
   
Twitter
T¥ler Harrington
@tyHarring
Roman numerals.
Not on my watch.
4:34 PM · Dec 2, 2010
   
Twitter
Laurence Mottram
@lmottram
Roman Numerals?
Not on my watch…
4:42 PM · Dec 2, 2010
   
Twitter
James Waddington-Morris
@skybluechuck
Roman Numerals?? Not on my watch.
6:48 PM · Dec 2, 2010
 
Twitter
Milton Jones
@themiltonjones
Roman numerals to be phased out - not on my watch.
4:22 PM · Oct 2, 2012
     
Twitter
Nicola Caton
@NicolaCaton
This government is phasing out roman numerals…
Not on my watch
5:31 PM · Oct 11, 2012
 
Twitter
Will Black 🍓
@WillBlackWriter
“They are phasing out Roman numerals. NOT ON MY WATCH” Milton Jones, Mock the Week
5:32 PM · Oct 11, 2012
 
Twitter     
A Dan
@AidanAngers
‘They say they’re trying to abolish roman numerals. Not on my watch!’ #MiltonJones
3:29 PM · Oct 12, 2012
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TheSplooger March 28, 2015
I was speaking to my friend
He was telling me about a plan he had to change all the numbers in the world into roman numerals. I said “Not on my watch”
   
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/riceisright56 April 16, 2015
Roman numerals?
Not on my watch!
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Flayan514 November 9, 2016
Replace numbers with roman numerals?
Not on my watch.
     
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/omanoman1 November 16, 2016
The government recent said they wanted to ban Roman numerals.
Not on my watch!
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/MinchVandar April 18, 2017
Have you heard they are getting rid of Roman numerals?
Not on my watch.
 
Reddit—3amjokes
Posted by u/wyattwynot June 6, 2020
I heard they were getting rid of Roman numerals…
...not on my watch.
     
Twitter
Mike Wiley
@wikemiley
Roman numerals?! Not on my watch!
4:34 PM · Jul 15, 2021
 
Reddit—Cleanjokes
Posted by u/SheldonE65 September 12, 2021
The government plans on phasing out Roman numerals
Not on my watch
 
Reddit—ApparentJokes
Posted by u/DokCyber May 10, 2022
Just heard that the government is banning Roman numerals!! Not on my watch!
 
Twitter
Rich Chambers
@richmchambers
Government want to make Roman numerals compulsory. Not on my watch #WednesdayWit
3:23 AM · May 10, 2023

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