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 February 28, 2021
“English major. You do the math”

“I’m an English major. You do the math” is a saying that has been printed on many images. “You do the math” is an expression that means “you figure it out,” but sometimes it actually refers to doing math.
   
“My loans have been accruing at a rate of 10 percent and now they have burgeoned to - well, I’m an English major; you do the math” was on NPR-Morning Edition (Washington, DC) on January 19, 2007. “I have two new must have tshirts - English Major, You Do The Math” was posted on Twitter by Elizabeth Stone on June 4, 2007. “I am going to buy the tee shirt which says, ‘I’m an English major. You do the math’” was posted on the newsgroup rec.arts.sf.composition on August 4, 2007. “To quote a T-shirt I recently saw, ‘I’m an English major; you do the math’” was printed in the Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal on November 30, 2008.
   
   
NPR
19 January 2007, NPR-Morning Edition (Washington, DC), “Still Paying Off That Student Loan”:
Okay, so without my college degree I would not have been able to get my current job. For that I’m grateful, but at what cost? My loans have been accruing at a rate of 10 percent and now they have burgeoned to - well, I’m an English major; you do the math.
   
Twitter
Elizabeth Stone
@blueeyedbanshee
@Brooke - I have two new must have tshirts - English Major, You Do The Math, and National Sarcasm Society, Like we need your support
10:50 AM · Jun 4, 2007·Twitter Web Client
 
Google Groups: rec.arts.sf.composition   
Editors: threat or menace?
Brenda Clough
Aug 4, 2007, 4:01:05 PM
I haven’t the faintest idea. (I am going to buy the tee shirt which says, “I’m an English major. You do the math.”) She is the one who took the economics courses.
       
Newspapers.com
4 August 2008, Honolulu (HI) Star-Bulletin, “Digital Slob” by Curt Brandao, pg. D1, col. 5:
Smithmag.net/sixwords” (...) Expect to read funny ones like, “English major, You do the math”; ...
 
Newspapers.com
30 November 2008, Reno (NV) Gazette-Journal, “Applause on planes not extinct” by Kathleen Stebbins, pg. 5E, col. 1:
(That’s my best assessment. To quote a T-shirt I recently saw, “I’m an English major; you do the math.”)
   
Twitter
Grammar Girl
@GrammarGirl
Cute T-shirts (via @LindsayMAllen) http://bit.ly/110asg. I like “I’m an English major; you do the math.”
1:23 PM · Sep 1, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Google Books
Do It Well. Make It Fun:
The Key to Success in Life, Death, and Almost Everything in Between

By Ronald Culberson
Austin, TX: Greenleaf Book Group Press
2012
Pg. 52:
It reminds me of a T-shirt I saw in Mental Floss magazine. It read, “I’m an English major. You do the math.”
 
Google Books
Title Composition Notebook: I’m an English Major You Do the Math, Journal 6 X 9, 100 Page Blank Lined Paperback Journal/Notebook
Author I. love math forever Notebook
Publisher Independently Published, 2020
ISBN 9798606698059
Length 100 pages
 
Twitter
professional yearner
@daltonegreene
T-shirt that says “I’m an English major. You do the math”
4:46 PM · Feb 10, 2021·Twitter for Mac
 
Reddit—Oneliners
Posted by u/Fun-On-A-Bun-3k March 4, 2021
I’m an English major, you do the math

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, February 28, 2021 • Permalink


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