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 August 17, 2016
“Monkeys write” (New York Times anagram)

"Monkeys write” (also “monkey writes") is an anagram of New York Times. The anagram—one of the most popular—has been cited in print since at least 1998.

The Anagram Genius website shows many more New York Times anagrams, such as “skew enormity” and “emits wonkery.”


Wikipedia: The New York Times
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated to NYT) is an American daily newspaper, founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by The New York Times Company. The New York Times has won 117 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization.

The paper’s print version has the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the United States of America. The New York Times is ranked 39th in the world by circulation. Following industry trends, its weekday circulation has fallen to fewer than one million daily since 1990.

Google Groups: alt.tasteless.jokes
anagrams.
Twelves
10/21/98
(...)
New York Times = Monkeys Write / Monkey Writes

17 April 1999, Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald, “Anagrams,” Icon, pg. 6, col. 3:
New York Times
-- Monkey write

30 August 1999, New York (NY) Times, “Monkeying Around With Company Names” by Eric Shackle, pg. C5, cols. 4-5:
But somehow there is a special mischievous thrill to plugging in your employer’s name and learning, for example, that New York Times can be reconfigured as “monkeys write.”

Google Groups: alt.anagrams
New York Times ... Monkeys Write
Daniel F Etter
2/5/00
Charlie wrote:
> The New York Times has (had) an anagram ad campaign.  I fed NEW YORK
> TIMES into my anagram generator and out came MONKEYS WRITE.

That makes at least two of us enamored with that anagram. Wayne Baisley found it once before here.

3 July 2000, Editor & Publisher, “Monkeys write the ‘NY Times’—Wicked Fun with Anagrams” by Eric Shackle, pg. 22, col. 3:.
Anagrams for The New York Times, for example, include not only “Keen Worthy Items” but also “The Monkeys Write It.”

4 September 2004, Pittsburgh (PA) Post-Gazette, “Artists Illustrate Their Political Feelings” by Mary Thomas, pg. D-6:
Visual artists have been particularly activist this election year, and much of the work is political—all of it, actually, if you see the politico-socio spectrum as a continuum. Chief among these is CMU grad Drew Pavelchak, who appropriates familiar media imagery from The New York Times for smart animation works “What Ten Planets Tilt for This?” (2003) and “The Monkey Writes” (2004).
(...)
PHOTO: “Kerry” is also from Pavelchak’s “The Monkey Writes,” an anagram of “The New York Times.” His “What Ten Planets Tilt for This?” is an anagram of “All the News That’s Fit to Print.”

Google Books
Hot Type
By Joseph Flynn
Springfield, IL: Stray Dog Press
2005
Pg. 11:
New York Times is an anagram for Monkeys Write.”

Twitter
Ken Nishimura / 西村賢
‏@knsmr
ぉぉ > New York Times = Monkeys write / Monkey writes http://wordsmith.org/anagram/hof.html
10:30 AM - 12 Jun 2009

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Nipunh Kothari
‏@NipunhKothari
Anagram is a word or name formed by rearranging the letters of another. New York times is an anagram of monkeys write!😂
@sarcastic_us
10:25 AM - 14 Jun 2016

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