A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from September 24, 2019
“I struggle with Roman numerals until I get to 159. Then it just CLIX”

The Roman numerals for the number “159” are “CLIX” (that some pronounce as “clicks”). “I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159, then it just CLIX” was posted on Twitter by PaulKerensa on June 1, 2010.
   
“I struggle with Roman Numerals until I get to 159. Then it just CLIX” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on September 23, 2019. The joke has been printed on several images.
     
Other Roman numerals jokes include “I failed my math exam. I couldn’t write 1, 1000, 51, 6, and 500 as Roman numerals. IM LIVID,” “I, for one, like Roman numerals,” “I went to a Roman bathroom on the 6th floor. Yes, it was the VI P room,” “Roman numerals to be phased out—not on my watch,” “The cost of joining the Roman Numeral Society was exactly $499. I didn’t have ID” and “The Roman numerals for forty (40) are XL” (i.e., weight gain at 40 makes one Xtra Large),
 
   
Twitter
PaulKerensa
@paulkerensa
I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159, then it just CLIX.
6:41 AM · Jun 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Chris Wall
@theoldchriswall
Quality, Just quality. RT @paulkerensa I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159, then it just CLIX.
6:48 AM · Jun 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
chicn
@chicnlil1
I find it difficult to count in Roman numerals until the number 159…
Then it just CLIX.
4:36 PM · Apr 10, 2013·TweetCaster for Android
   
Twitter
Rob Thompson
@sirchutney
I struggle to count in Roman numerals. However, when I reach the number 159 it just CLIX.
2:07 PM · Jul 15, 2013·Hootsuite
   
Twitter
RN
@upminster13
I was struggling count in Roman numerals until the number 159.
Then it just CLIX.
5:12 AM · Jan 16, 2014·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Ignoble Savage
@drayzze
I find it difficult to count in roman numeral until I hit 159, then it just CLIX.
7:16 PM · Dec 27, 2016·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
c0nc0rdance
@c0nc0rdance
Dad Joke of the Day:
It’s hard to count in Roman numerals until you get to 159.
Then, it just CLIX.
#DJotD
7:39 PM · Jan 15, 2019·Twitter Web Client
 
Reddit—Jokes
u/bklynsnow September 23, 2019
I struggle with Roman Numerals until I get to 159
Then it just CLIX.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Tuesday, September 24, 2019 • Permalink


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