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. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from March 03, 2023
CAPS LOCK-AMERICAN

The “caps lock” key on a computer keyboard causes all letters to be capitals. This, on the internet, is usually equated with shouting. The term “CAPS LOCK-AMERICAN” or “CAPS-LOCK AMERICAN” (also without capitals and sometimes without a hyphen) means someone who shouts online.
     
“CULTURALLY BIASED AGAINST CAPS LOCK AMERICANS” was posted on Twitter by “I’m Steve Allen. You’re stealing my bit” on February 18, 2013. “Please stop calling them Boom*rs, the proper term is CAPS LOCK-AMERICAN” was posted on Twitter by Zack Bornstein on November 4, 2019, and this received over 8,100 likes. “I think you mean CAPS-LOCK AMERICAN….” was posted on Twitter by Big Sad: Vaccinated Edition on November 6, 2019. “Hoping we don’t have another election determined by CAPS LOCK-AMERICANS” was posted on Twitter by Justin Karr Conley on November 5, 2022.
   
       
Wikipedia: Caps Lock
Caps Lock is a button on a computer keyboard that causes all letters of bicameral scripts to be generated in capital letters. It is a toggle key: each press reverses the previous action. Some keyboards also implement a light, to give visual feedback about whether it is on or off. Exactly what Caps Lock does depends on the keyboard hardware, the operating system, the device driver, and the keyboard layout. Usually, the effect is limited to letter keys.
 
Twitter
I’m Steve Allen. You’re stealing my bit.
@thegnc
Replying to @YucciMane
CULTURALLY BIASED AGAINST CAPS LOCK AMERICANS. RT @YucciMane Twitter need to grade tweets like the SAT
1:08 PM · Feb 18, 2013
 
Twitter
Zack Bornstein
@ZackBornstein
Please stop calling them Boom*rs, the proper term is CAPS LOCK-AMERICAN
4:22 PM · Nov 4, 2019
   
Twitter
Big Sad: Vaccinated Edition
@ImPettyCrockerr
I think you mean CAPS-LOCK AMERICAN….
Quote Tweet
Zack Bornstein
@ZackBornstein
·
Nov 4, 2019
Please stop calling them Boom*rs, the proper term is CAPS LOCK-AMERICAN
2:12 PM · Nov 6, 2019
 
Twitter
Heart Mercantile
@heartmercantile
OK CAPS LOCK AMERICAN.
Credit: @ZackBornstein via Twitter
Disclaimer: the quotes on our signs are submitted by friends and patrons or found on the internet. For credit or removal, DM us!
(The following text is shown on a sign.—ed.)
PLEASE STOP
CALLING THEM
BOOMERS.
THE PROPER TERM
IS CAPS LOCK-
AMERICAN.
9:25 AM · Dec 8, 2019
 
Twitter
Kent
@Kentinel
Attn: All Caps-lock Americans
If your emails are in all caps, your issue is put on the bottom of my priority list.
2:32 PM · Dec 31, 2019
   
Twittter
Joe F Spaulding 🦉
@beyond_process
.@Lin_Manuel better child block out Fox News on his cable box.; he’s officially a Caps-Lock American.
Quote Tweet
Lin-Manuel Miranda
@Lin_Manuel
·
Mar 27, 2020
Alright who taught my dad caps lock twitter.com/Vegalteno/stat…
3:44 PM · Mar 27, 2020
   
Twitter
☭ Marxy D. Lenny ☭
@Troydiscospider
Replying to @WildeClio @KittyJordanthe and 2 others
Caps lock American who didn’t read the entire thread. 👆
I’m not rehashing.
10:02 PM · Sep 19, 2020
   
Twittter
Joe F Spaulding 🦉
@beyond_process
Merging the systems is a great idea, regardless of what this Caps-lock American says.
Quote Tweet
WARREN SLOCUM
@warrenslocum
·
May 6, 2021
Merging Caltrain and BART is a bad idea but evidently it’s supported by some. At least that’s what a nonsense transit merger poll says. https://smdailyjournal.com/opinion/columnists/a-nonsense-transit-merger-poll/article_f2ae3a24-ae05-11eb-837a-07fead425725.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=user-share via @smdailyjournal
3:45 PM · May 6, 2021
 
Twitter
Justin Karr Conley
@JustinConley
Hoping we don’t have another election determined by CAPS LOCK-AMERICANS.
If you know someone who hasn’t voted—let’s get on it and to it.
7:46 PM · Nov 5, 2022 from Washington, DC
 
Twitter
Rothmus 🏴
@Rothmus
(Zack Bornstein’s November 4, 2019 tweet, “Please stop calling them Boom*rs, the proper term is CAPS LOCK-AMERICAN,” is shown.—ed.)
11:04 AM · Mar 4, 2023

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