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 November 16, 2012
“Speed is subsittute fo accurancy”

‚ÄúSpeed is subsittute fo accurancy” ("speed is a/no substitute for accuracy” intentionally misspelled) is a jocular misspelling showing that, indeed, speed is no substitute for accuracy. “Speed is n substitue fo accurancy” has been cited in print since at least 1993 and is of unknown authorship.


Google Groups: rec.humor
Chris Butler
7/12/93
(...)
Speed is n substitue fo accurancy .

Google Groups: rec.arts.books.tolkien
Jason A. Campbell
1/20/95
(...)
“Speed is subsittute fo accurancy.”

Google Groups: rec.games.roguelike.angband
Jason A. Campbell
8/10/95
(...)
“Speed is subsittute fo accurancy.”

Google Groups: sol.lists.freebasd.chat
Guan Yang
2/13/00
(...)
“Speed is subsittute fo accurancy.”

Polytechforum.com
St. John Smythe
posted on February 22, 2006, 5:30 pm
(...)
“Speed is subsittute fo accurancy.”

BBC
At 11:06 AM on 21 Nov 2007, Ed Iglehart wrote:
It’s just occurred to me that all this time spent looking for discs may have been down to a spelling error.

Try searching for disks!
xx
ed

“Speed is subsittute fo accurancy.”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Friday, November 16, 2012 • Permalink