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 May 11, 2015
Always Seek Knowledge ("ask” backronym)

"Always Seek Knowledge” is a backronym (back acronym) of the word “ask” that has been printed on many posters. “A$k: Always seek knowledge” was cited in a 1987 book. “ASK (Always Seek Knowledge)” was cited in 2006.


Google Books
The Frugal Traveler
By Marion Joyce
New York, NY: Putnam Pub. Group
1987
Pg. 28:
FRUGAL TRAVELERS SAVING SYSTEM:
When it is time to A$k: Always seek knowledge — following that rule will get the best value for your money and avoid many travel problems.

Auto Dealer Monthly
Questioning Your Way To A Sale
August 2006, Auto Dealer Monthly - WebXclusive
by George Dans
(...)
Sometimes we talk ourselves right out of sale, don’t we? I don’t think I’ve ever heard someone listen their way out of sale, have you? Virtually impossible. To bring a customer through the basics, I know of only one way, and that is to ask questions. Let me break down the word ask – Always Seek Knowledge.

Google Groups: alt.anagrams
ask
Horrid Stretchy Pus
8/2/06
another of our legendary value moments at work
If you need to perform an unfamiliar task and something looks dangerous, step back and think the process through. If you are not sure, ASK (Always Seek Knowledge) before starting the operation. You might just save your life, or someone else’s, by doing this.

Google Books
Daily Insights
By Zig Ziglar with Dwight The Reighard
Fort, Mumbai: Jaico Publishing House
2009
Pg. ?:
ASK: ALWAYS SEEK KNOWLEDGE

Twitter
Suzanne / ByDezin
‏@ByDezin
Ask what you can do to help others ~ ask others for help ~ A.S.K. = Always Seek Knowledge ~ @ByDezin
12:07 PM - 17 Apr 2009

Google Books
Fresh from the Kitchen:
Fresh and Creative Knowledge on Life and Leadership

By Frank Kitchen
Melbourne, FL: Motivational Press, Inc.
2015
Pg. ?:
A.S.K. means to always seek knowledge: always seek knowledge!

YouTube
A.S.K. Always Seek Knowledge
Truth Virus
Published on May 10, 2015
A.S.K. Always Seek Knowledge

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Permalink