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 07, 2018
“Collared greens are just well dressed vegetables”

"Collard greens” are not “collared greens”—they don’t wear collars—but there are jokes. “To me ‘collared greens’ are just well dressed vegetables” was posted on Twitter by Javi Rodriguez on March 1, 2012. “Faithful do-gooders, I just learned Collared greens does not mean ‘vegetables that have just been arrested’” was posted on Twitter by The Tick on April 28, 2013. “Dress up my vegetables, call em collared greens” was posted on Twitter by chan on April 8, 2014.

A popular joke was posted on Twitter by Jeff Wysaski on January 12, 2015:

[puts tiny button-up shirts on vegetables]
Haha look they’re collared greens!
[date leaves]



Wikipedia: Collard greens
Collard greens (collards) describes certain loose-leafed cultivars of Brassica oleracea, the same species as many common vegetables, including cabbage (Capitata Group) and broccoli (Botrytis Group). Collard greens are part of the Acephala Group of the species, which includes kale and spring greens. They are in the same cultivar group owing to their genetic similarity. The name “collard” comes from the word “colewort” (the wild cabbage plant).

Twitter
Javi Rodriguez 🕹ī¸
@Javi0usly
To me “collared greens” are just well dressed vegetables.
8:15 PM - 1 Mar 2012

Twitter
The Tick
@RealBlueHero
Faithful do-gooders, I just learned Collared greens does not mean “vegetables that have just been arrested.” #thetick
7:38 PM - 28 Apr 2013

Twitter
Miles Singerman
@milestheroomate
I don’t understand collared greens. Why do vegetables have collars on? #adpr2200fall13
6:26 PM - 8 Oct 2013

Twitter
Ceedark đŸ‡¯đŸ‡˛
@ceedark
RT @NegroMonroe: Schoolboy Q - Collared Greens. <- Are the vegetables wearing shirts?
2:21 PM - 29 Jan 2014

Twitter
chan
@PeanutBrother
Dress up my vegetables, call em collared greens
2:39 PM - 8 Apr 2014

Twitter
Jeff Wysaski
@pleatedjeans
[puts tiny button-up shirts on vegetables]
Haha look they’re collared greens!
[date leaves]
8:47 PM - 12 Jan 2015

Twitter
Kathryn
@kat___dog
“What are vegetables with nice shirts called?”
“Hospital patients?”
“OH MY GOD JESSICA NO COLLARED GREENS”
9:43 PM - 15 Jan 2015

Twitter
Megan Porter
@meggers55
I thought it was collared greens and thought it was just vegetables that were more dressed up.
6:24 PM - 12 Aug 2015

Twitter
Kyle Ewert
@kyleewert
Wow, in the South their vegetables are so fancy! They’re collared greens!
7:19 PM - 17 Aug 2016

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call a working class vegetable?
submitted February 28, 2018 by why-are-we-here-
A blue collared green.

Reddit—Jokes
What do you call vegetables that get arrested?
submitted September 8, 2018 by samuelale
Collared Greens.
COMMENTS
Ethcom
I was thinking rap scallions

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, September 07, 2018 • Permalink