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 October 26, 2018
Diet Joke (Diet Coke nickname)

"Diet Joke” is an unflattering nickname for Diet Coke that has been printed on many images. Some have claimed that “Diet Joke” doesn’t help people’s diets, while others think that the product itself is a joke.

“A Diet Coke is a diet joke” was posted on Twitter by Ernest Lee Tryen on August 18, 2010. “#top10 :’Diet Joke’ for Diet Coke” was posted on Twitter by JRhyan on August 15, 2011. “DIET COKE = DIET JOKE” was posted on Twitter by Joshyy on April 30, 2018.

“Diet Joke T-Shirt” was posted on Twitter by HellthyJunkFood┬« on April 26, 2015.


Wikipedia: Diet Coke
Diet Coke (called Coca-Cola Light in some countries) is a sugar-free soft drink produced and distributed by The Coca-Cola Company. It contains artificial sweeteners. Unveiled on July 8, 1982 and introduced in the United States on August 9, it was the first new brand since 1886 to use the Coca-Cola trademark. The product quickly overtook the company’s existing diet cola, Tab, in sales.

Twitter
Stina P.
@stinzitas
Observations in connecting flights: British ppl do not understand English, children deserve sedatives to fly, and diet coke is a diet joke
9:26 AM - 6 May 2009

Twitter
Ernest Lee Tryen
@dieslower
A Diet Coke is a diet joke. #dieslower
2:17 PM - 18 Aug 2010

Twitter
JRhyan
@JRhyan
Replying to @rxtmr
@rxtmr #top10 :"Diet Joke” for Diet Coke
6:25 PM - 15 Aug 2011

Twitter
Tehzeeb
@TehzeebL
You call it Diet Coke? I call it a Diet Joke.
10:16 AM - 27 Sep 2012

Twitter
ScaleBeyondScale
@SBShealth
You call it Diet Coke? We call it a Diet Joke.
11:30 PM - 7 Apr 2014

Twitter
HellthyJunkFood®
@HellthyJunkFood
Comment below or fill out survey link if you want a Pint Glass or Diet Joke T-Shirt.  Thanks for helping me… http://youtu.be/yDZe6L1zeMg?a
9:02 AM - 26 Apr 2015

Twitter
Joshyy
@mrtnzjsh
DIET COKE = DIET JOKE
3:54 AM - 30 Apr 2018

Twitter
Daily Deals
@DailyDealFeeds
Diet Joke, Dieting, Present, Funny Statement Pun T-Shirt - https://amzn.to/2uXWGvC
10:31 AM - 22 Oct 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, October 26, 2018 • Permalink