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.

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Entry from October 22, 2015
“Practice safe text –- use commas and never miss a period”

"Practice safe text—-- use commas and never miss a period” is a jocular line that has been printed on GIFs. “Practice safe text” was used in a 2009 program to caution drivers not to text while behind the wheel. “Practice safe text” has been trademarked.

“Practice safe text, use commas”—a sex pun—was cited on Twitter on September 24, 2011. The saying quickly went viral. “‘Practice safe text, use commas’ what happens when I skip a period?” was cited on Twitter on September 26, 2011.


Computerworld
Video dramatization shows deadly consequences of texting and driving
As experts prepare for summit on distracted driving, debate ensues over whether videos, laws and technology can be effective

By Matt Hamblen
Computerworld | Aug 25, 2009 6:32 PM PT
(...)
Cricket Communications Inc., a wireless service provider, has backed the Zero Fatalities effort in Utah and has organized a campaign called “Practice Safe Text” that asked drivers to pledge not to text or e-mail behind the wheel, a spokeswoman said.

Twitter
CeDior MoRishi
‏@CediorMorishi
Practice safe text, use commas
5:39 PM - 24 Sep 2011

Twitter
ichtakiita
‏@ichtakiita
“@EpicTweets_: Practice safe text, use commas” what happens when I skip a period?
2:02 PM - 26 Sep 2011

Twitter
doublemint twins!
‏@DOUBLEMINTSS
Practice safe text, use commas. And when you don’t feel like ending end it with a period;
11:16 PM - 5 Oct 2011

Twitter
† BigDaddyLex
‏@SincerelyLexis_
-- practice safe text, use commas, & you won’t miss your period .
9:40 PM - 7 Dec 2011

Twitter
Duke Love
‏@dthaguru
Practice safe text .. use commas & you won’t miss a period.
9:56 PM - 8 Dec 2011

Democratic Underground
eridani
Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:12 AM
Practice safe text, use commas, and NEVER....

Writing About Software
2 thoughts on “Why Technical Writers Are Still Fighting the Comma Wars”
Drexx Laggui Jan 27,2013 05:23
As my momma used to say:
Practice safe text, always use commas, and never miss a period.

Facebook
Heather Savage‎ to Grammarly
March 25, 2015
Practice safe text – use commas and never miss a period.

Funny Status
Laughing At Your Own Text, 20 Funny Statuses, Bot Trust
October 21, 2015
20 Funny Statuses:
1. Practice safe text – use commas and never miss a period.

(Trademark)
Word Mark PRACTICE SAFE TEXT
Goods and Services IC 036. US 100 101 102. G & S: Charitable fundraising services in the nature of administering programs that encourage contribution by third parties for various charitable issues by utilizing a wireless data messaging service that enables a user to send and/or receive messages and orders through a wireless data network. FIRST USE: 20101215. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20101215
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 86047801
Filing Date August 26, 2013
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition October 28, 2014
Registration Number 4669621
Registration Date January 13, 2015
Owner (REGISTRANT) Bryte Light Enterprises LLC LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY CALIFORNIA 5235 Avenida Encinas, Ste A Carlsbad CALIFORNIA 92008
Attorney of Record Pollie Gautsch, Esq.
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

(Trademark)
Word Mark I PRACTICE SAFE TXT!
Goods and Services IC 035. US 100 101 102. G & S: Public advocacy to promote awareness of the dangers of texting while driving. FIRST USE: 20110115. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 20110328
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Serial Number 85388418
Filing Date August 3, 2011
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1A
Published for Opposition January 3, 2012
Registration Number 4114750
Registration Date March 20, 2012
Owner (REGISTRANT) HOA L PERKINS INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 9 JAMIE COURT TROPHY CLUB TEXAS 76262
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityMedia/Newspapers/Magazines/Internet • Thursday, October 22, 2015 • Permalink