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

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Entry from June 14, 2018
“Celery is just crunchy water”

Is celery mostly water? “Celery. Which, let’s face it, is basically just crunchy water” was printed in a 2007 newspaper. “I’m convinced celery isn’t a real food. It’s just crunchy water” was posted on Twitter on May 22, 2009. “Celery is just crunchy water with strings in it” was posted on Twitter on February 28, 2011.

“Celery is crunchy water in stick form” was posted on Twitter on May 28, 2013. “Celery should just be called crunchy water sticks” was posted on Twitter on November 3, 2013. “Celery is just crunchy water sticks” was posted on Twitter on March 5, 2014.

Similar food sayings are “Cucumbers are just crunchy water,” “Lettuce is just crunchy water,” “Vegetables are just crunchy water,” “Watermelon is just crunchy juice” and “Watermelon is just crunchy water.”


14 January 2007, Kamllops (BC) This Week, “Not all beans created equal” by Darcie Hossack, pg. 45:
...celery. Which, let’s face it, is basically just crunchy water.

Twitter
Kelly Tidd
@dulcedementia
@sportsracer6 I’m convinced celery isn’t a real food. It’s just crunchy water.
4:55 PM - 22 May 2009

Twitter
Amber Cabral
@BamCabral
Epiphany: celery is crunchy water…
10:15 AM - 24 Jan 2010

Twitter
Caitlin E Collins
@caitlinecollins
“Celery is just crunchy water with strings in it.” @hannahtry
9:51 PM - 28 Feb 2011

Twitter
Jessica Langevin
@jesslangevin
celery=crunchy water
1:46 PM - 25 Mar 2011

Twitter
julia j
@jewya1
Celery is basically just crunchy water.
2:27 PM - 7 May 2011

Twitter
❌ think twice ☀️
@Shane_GL0vin
Celery is like green crunchy water wink
12:51 AM - 28 Jul 2011

Twitter
Dave Avenius
@Davenius
The only thing better than water is crunchy water. Ode to celery.
10:08 PM - 4 Jan 2013

Twitter
lauren
@bug_hugs
did you know the scientific name for celery is crunchy water
10:09 PM - 6 Feb 2013

Twitter
carolyn
@equalititties__
celery is crunchy water in stick form
5:39 PM - 28 May 2013

Twitter
24/7 unpopular opining b4 it was cool
@lividlipids
Celery should just be called crunchy water sticks
11:56 AM - 3 Nov 2013

30 November 2013, Lancaster (PA) New Era, “Living On $4.50 Per Day,” pg. A11:
And I like celery, but it has no nutritive value to speak of. It is just crunchy water, so why pay scarce money for it?

Twitter
Woody Spokas
@Woody_215
Celery is just crunchy water sticks
4:11 PM - 5 Mar 2014

Twitter
James Thompson
@JColossus
Celery is just loud crunchy water
6:51 AM - 26 Mar 2014

Twitter
fran
@fmr1202
Celery is basically crunchy water that gets stuck in your teeth
8:06 PM - 31 Jan 2015

3 July 2015, The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Queensland), “Having your cake and spoiling it too” by Mel Buttle, pg. 33:
Sorry to all the celery farmers, but I think celery is just crunchy water with a poor shelf life.

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Celery is just crunchy water.
submitted December 7, 2016 by a_human_male

Twitter
han 🌱 🏳️‍🌈
@HannahKateBell
Celery is just green, crunchy water with strings.
7:55 AM - 3 Apr 2017 from Collierville, TN

Reddit—Shower Thoughts
Celery is just crunchy water.
submitted May 2, 2018 by marko22223

Twitter
olivia salinas
@liv_salinas
Celery is just crunchy water like if you agree
2:22 PM - 15 Jun 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
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