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 06, 2019
“What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia?”/“Internyet.”

“Internyet” is a portmanteau word of “internet” and “nyet” (Russian for “no”). “Internyet - for when you can’t access the Net in Russia” was posted on Twitter by wonk_arama on August 11, 2011. “What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia? Internyet” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on May 17, 2015. “What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia? Internyet” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on March 20, 2017.
 
“What’s the Russian word for no Wi-Fi? Internyet” was posted on Twitter by IVN 🇺🇸 on April 1, 2017. “What do you call it when a russians wifi fails? Internyet” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on May 6, 2019.
 
“In Russia, they call it Nyetflix” (nyet + Netflix) is a similar Russian joke.
   
 
Twitter 
Bora Zivkovic
@BoraZ
Nasty comment threads? That’s why it’s called (in Russian) InterNYET! http://tinyurl.com/yab8f9u
6:57 PM - 9 Nov 2009
       
Twitter
⏳charmed&dangerous ⌛️
@kimmierae61
i just thot of something silly: is the internet in russia called the internyet?heeheehee!
6:29 PM - 12 Nov 2010
   
Twitter
wonk_arama
@wonk_arama
Internyet - for when you can’t access the Net in Russia.
9:02 AM - 11 Aug 2011
 
Twitter
Katla McGlynn
@katlamcglynn
Idea for a Russian cyber cafe: Internyet
3:38 PM - 7 Dec 2013
 
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/SuperJauntyHat May 17, 2015
What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia?
Internyet.
     
Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/Jasdacool May 31, 2016
What do you call it when a Russian has no internet?
Internyet.
 
Reddit—Jokes 
Posted by u/SleepingAran March 20, 2017
What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia?
Internyet
   
Twitter 
IVN 🇺🇸
@VeniVGVici
What’s the Russian word for no Wi-Fi?
Internyet.
3:00 AM - 1 Apr 2017
 
Twitter
Bob Kostic
@causticbob
What’s the Russian word for no Wi-Fi?
Internyet.
4:48 AM - 10 Apr 2017
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/IPlayTeemoSupport February 13, 2019
What do you call it when there is no internet in Russia?
Internyet
 
Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/chrischi3 May 6, 2019
What do you call it when a russians wifi fails?
Internyet

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