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 February 17, 2018
“I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt. After using up two bags of salt I gave up”

To take something “with a grain of salt” is an expression meaning that one views it with skepticism. “I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up” is a jocular one-line saying that has been printed on many images.

“I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up” was posted on Twitter on September 22, 2012.


Wikipedia: Grain of salt
“(With) a grain of salt“, (or “a pinch of salt") is an idiom of the English language, which means to view something with skepticism or not to interpret something literally.

Twitter
Kafrine 🌸‏
@Emy97414
I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up.
4:16 AM - 22 Sep 2012

Twitter
sfh abdullah‏
@pidoyoyoooo
I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up.
10:04 AM - 22 Sep 2012

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Stardom‏
@IeshaStar
I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up. -
6:55 PM - 24 Sep 2012

Twitter
Lyn Almendrala-Nogoy‏
@lynchingching
I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up. #quote
4:00 PM - 4 Sep 2017

Twitter
John’s World 🌐‏
@LifeWithJohn
I tried taking everything in life with a grain of salt, but after using up two bags of salt I gave up. #quote #humor
8:13 PM - 1 Feb 2018

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, February 17, 2018 • Permalink