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 April 11, 2017
“Run? I thought they said rum”

"Run? I thought they/you said rum” is a jocular saying about running that has been printed on many images. The origin of the saying is uncertain, but “Run? I thought they said Rum!” was a sign at the Chicago (IL) Marathon on October 10, 2010.


Twitter
Rugby Reg‏
@RugbyReg
Me too!! Oh, hang on. Run? Thought you said RUM. RT @LoteTuqiri: just went for a run. Don’t i feel so much better for it!!
5:01 AM - 20 Jul 2009

Twitter
STPHMZ‏
@ItsStephumz
@theroser i glanced at the run run run song tweet and thought it said rum rum rum.... makes me want rum hah
5:02 PM - 4 Apr 2010

and her little dog too
MY FIRST MARATHON – THE CHICAGO MARATHON 10-10-10
(...)
Some of my favorite signs said:

“Run? I thought they said Rum!”

Twitter
jim‏
@bikerly
Ran 13.1 miles and felt good. the run was great, but I thought they said rum. http://bit.ly/c6qCiI
11:40 AM - 30 Oct 2010

Twitter
Jo-Anne Wallace‏
@JoAnneWallace
Replying to @KathyBuckworth
@KathyBuckworth Good idea. Saw hand warmers being sold at the marathon today that made me think of you “Run?!? I thought you said Rum.” smile
7:44 PM - 8 Jan 2011

Google Groups: 9/10 Superstars!
Re: Saturday regrets
Linnie
2/18/11
(...)
> Remember: “In my dreams I am a Kenyan” and “ This IS my race pace!” and “I thought they said RUM”

Twitter
Jerrilynn Atherton‏
@JerrilynnA
Up and getting ready for the Paramount Break-a-Leg 5k run....Wait!! Run??? I thought they said “RUM”!!!
5:38 AM - 20 Feb 2011

24 February 2011, Ocala (FL) Star-Banner, “Supermom to sprint in Disney Princess race” by Dave Schlenker:
But an outing last year sent my wife, Amy, home all fired up. She announced she and her church gal pals will run the Disney Princess Half Marathon. They will wear tiaras and matching shirts with cute, running-related sayings—“Who Moved the Finish Line,” “I Thought They Said ‘Rum.’?”

Twitter
Durrell Thomas‏
@DurrellT
I thought they said Rum not run (@ La Jolla Recreation Center w/ 5 others) http://4sq.com/gv3Ie6
3:44 PM - 16 Apr 2011 from San Diego, CA

18 February 2013, South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Fort Lauderdale, FL), “Running with a gas mask” by Melinda Waldrop, pg. 5C, col. 2:
Adams and sisters Pegg Vanek, Cheri Hilenski and Donna Pember wore matching pink shirts with “Sisters Weekend” printed on the back and “I Thought They Said Rum” on the front.

WeKnowMemes
Oh They Said Run
– MARCH 21, 2013
POSTED IN: MEMES, PICS
Oh they said run I thought they said rum

Google Books
Facebook Quotes and Status Updates, Volume 1
By Silver S.
Newark, DE: Speedy Publishing LLC
2014
Pg. ?:
Run? I thought you said Rum.

10 November 2014, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL), “Marathon, minute-by-minute Finish” by Marie Wilson and Matt Arado, pg. 1:
6:45 a.m. Rule: If you’re going to hold up a sign, it must contain at least one exclamation point. Examples: “Toenails are for sissies!” “Beer ahead!” “Run? I thought you said Rum!!!”

Sizzle
OH SAID RUN I THOUGHT THEY SAID RUM MEME
MEMES 🤖 RUM THEY SAID
FOUND @ 11 LIKES ON 2017-01-30 17:39:00 BY SIZZLE
SOURCE: FACEBOOK

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