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 June 18, 2019
“How do you get gold’s attention?"/"You yell Au.”

The chemical symbol of symbol of gold—Au—sounds like “Hey, you!” A riddle was posted on Twitter by John Mayernaise on September 4, 2012:

Q: How does Silver get Gold’s attention?
A: Au.


A slightly different form of the riddle—with gold getting your attention --was posted on tumblr on March 20, 2013:

Q: How does gold get your attention?
A: It shouts Au.



Wikipedia: Gold
Gold is a chemical element with the symbol Au (from Latin: aurum) and atomic number 79, making it one of the higher atomic number elements that occur naturally. In its purest form, it is a bright, slightly reddish yellow, dense, soft, malleable, and ductile metal. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. It is one of the least reactive chemical elements and is solid under standard conditions.

Twitter
John Mayernaise
@BoxedCylon
Q: How does Silver get Gold’s attention? A: Au. #GeekLife
10:30 PM - 4 Sep 2012

Twitter
Mark Kotowski
@mtkotowski
Replying to @AlisserK
@AlisserK someone was trying to get Gold’s attention so they yelled, A U! Lol...get it.
10:48 AM - 3 Nov 2012 from Durham, NH

Twitter
n
@pinotnina
how do you get gold’s attention? Au!
5:03 PM - 2 Dec 2012

Twitter
Evan Bruce
@EBucketz
How does silver get gold’s attention?? Au!!
12:08 AM - 22 Jan 2013

Twitter
Green
@greenredoak
thedoctors-steampowered-hunter: how does gold get your attention? it shouts http://tmblr.co/ZKeygxghA0jg
2:30 AM - 20 Mar 2013

Twitter
Tamara Jones
@NaomiKnight17
thedoctors-steampowered-hunter: how does gold get your attention? it shouts http://tmblr.co/ZrtXoxghQ7GO
5:01 AM - 20 Mar 2013

Twitter
carissa
@RissaBooo
How does gold get your attention? It shouts Au!
4:14 PM - 27 Mar 2013

Twitter
Laura Cannon
@LCworldtraveler
Dad joke of the day!
What do you say to get a bar of gold’s attention?
AU!
11:21 PM - 22 Jun 2015

Twitter
sergio
@SergieSolis
How does gold get your attention?
It says A-U.
👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
7:01 PM - 5 Oct 2015

Twitter
Business Lunchbox
@bizlunchbox
How does gold get your attention? via /r/funny http://ift.tt/2cKvTJP
11:02 PM - 14 Sep 2016

Twitter
Ryan Lacson
@noscals
What do you say to get Gold’s attention?
“Ay you!”
6:27 PM - 20 Nov 2016 from Republic, MO

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/ismailismail March 11, 2018
How do you get Gold’s attention?
“Ay, you!”

Twitter
Jibby Dibs
@RayM00n22
How do you get Gold’s attention?
You scream “A U”
This is your bad joke of the week
3:03 PM - 21 Dec 2018

Twitter
Sohail
@sideofhail
How do you get gold’s attention?
You yell A U!
12:40 PM - 25 Feb 2019

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/TKuv March 1, 2019
How do you get gold’s attention?
“Aayyyy yoouuu!!”

Reddit—Jokes
Posted by u/appa-ate-momo June 18, 2019
How does gold get your attention?
“Ay You!”

Posted by Barry Popik
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