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 January 24, 2017
“Drinking rum before 10 am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic”

"Drinking rum before 10 am makes a you a pirate, not an alcoholic” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images. “Drinking rum before 10 am makes you a pirate not an alcoholic” was posted on Twitter on April 7, 2012. “Drinking rum before noon doesn’t make you an alcoholic. It makes you a pirate!!!” was posted on Twitter on January 31, 2013.


Twitter
Kenny D
‏@KDubMoneyStacks
Drinking rum before 10 am makes you a pirate not an alcoholic #arghhh
7:16 PM - 7 Apr 2012

Twitter
Jacob
‏@jakefessenden
drinking rum before 10am makes you a pirate not an alcoholic
6:46 PM - 22 Apr 2012 from Siesta Key, FL

Twitter
Zac Halor
‏@ZacHalor
Drinking rum during the day doesn’t make you an alcoholic it makes you a pirate.
11:00 PM - 10 Sep 2012

Twitter
Chris Turner
‏@ChrisJTurner78
Drinking rum before noon doesn’t make you an alcoholic. It makes you a pirate!!! Drunk in #Bansko again
3:27 PM - 31 Jan 2013

Twitter
Spencer Rall
‏@SpencerRall
Lets be honest, drinking rum before noon doesn’t make you an alcoholic, it makes you a pirate. #argh #daydrunks

Google Books
The Secret to Hummingbird Cake
Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson
2016
By Celeste Fletcher McHale
Pg. 166:
“Besides, drinking rum before ten a.m. doesn’t make you an alcoholic; it makes you a pirate.”

14 January 2016, Lincolnshire Echo (Lincoln, UK), “Is your glass half full or empty on alcohol culture?” by Sam Curtis, pg. 57:
These are postcards for the internet generation, with phrases like: “I only drink on two occasions. When it’s my birthday and when it’s not”, and my own particular favourite: “Drinking rum before 10am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic”.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, January 24, 2017 • Permalink