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 Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from August 28, 2019
“Thank Goodness It’s Almost Friday” or “Thank God It’s Almost Friday” (TGIAF)

"Thank God It’s Friday” or “Thank Goodness It’s Almost Friday” (TGIAF) has been printed on many images. The saying is an extension of “Thank God It’s Friday” or “Thank Goodness It’s Friday” (TGIF).


Wiktionary: TGIAF
Etymology
From TGIF.
Phrase
TGIAF

1. Initialism of thank God it’s almost Friday.
2. Initialism of thank goodness it’s almost Friday.
Usage notes
A celebration of Thursday, especially Thursday drinks.

14 October 1982, Daily Northwestern (Evanston, IL), pg. 8, col. 4:
TGIAF
Party at Willard Hall Thursday 9:30

Urban Dictionary
TGI(A)F
Entry: T·G·I·(A)·F
Pronunciaton: (’tE ‘jE ‘I ‘A ‘ef)
Function: verb, noun, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, interjection, phrase, exclamation whatever the heck you want it to be
Definition: “Thank God It’s (Almost) Friday”; usually in reference to a Thursday or other day right before Friday.
Alternate forms: TGIF
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by kpmandookid March 15, 2006

Twitter
LoveArtBlues
@loveartblues
TGIAF! Thank god it’s almost friday!
7:58 AM · Feb 7, 2008·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jonathan Johnson
@nilobject
TGIAF. Thank Goodness It’s Almost Friday.
10:29 PM · Apr 10, 2008·Twitter Web Client

(Trademark)
Word Mark TGIAF THANK GOD IT’S ALMOST FRIDAY
Goods and Services (CANCELLED) IC 042. US 100. G & S: social clubs which meet on Thursdays. FIRST USE: 19931226. FIRST USE IN COMMERCE: 19931226
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Serial Number 74218217
Filing Date November 4, 1991
Current Basis 1A
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition June 9, 1992
Registration Number 1860553
Registration Date October 25, 1994
Owner (REGISTRANT) AUERBACH, EUGENE INDIVIDUAL UNITED STATES 272 High Drive Laguna Beach CALIFORNIA 92651
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Cancellation Date November 4, 2001

Posted by Barry Popik
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