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 June 02, 2018
“I went to the store to get 6 cans of Sprite, but ended up picking 7 Up”

Sprite (a lemon and lime-flavored soft drink) is often mistaken for 7 Up, and there’s a popular joke. “@davelee Just been done for shoplifting in Tesco. Thought I’d gone to the checkout with 6 cans of Sprite, but I’d actually picked 7up” was posted on Twitter on July 9, 2009. “After seein Drakes commercial i went 2 buy 6 cans of Sprite… but I accidentally picked 7 Up” was posted on Twitter on February 13, 2010. “Nearly got done for shoplifting. Paid at the self service thing for 6 cans of Sprite but the guard looked in my bag & found I’d picked 7 up” was posted on Twitter on April 22, 2010.

“I went to the store to get 6 cans of sprite… Ended up picking 7up” was posted on Reddit—Jokes on March 24, 2015.


Wikipedia: 7 Up
7 Up (stylized as 7up outside the U.S.) is a brand of lemon-lime flavored, non-caffeinated soft drink. The rights to the brand are held by Dr Pepper Snapple Group in the United States, and PepsiCo (or its licensees) in the rest of the world.

Wikipedia: Sprite
Sprite is a colorless, caffeine-free, lemon and lime-flavored soft drink created by The Coca-Cola Company. It was first developed in West Germany in 1959 as Fanta Klare Zitrone (“Clear Lemon Fanta”) and was introduced in the United States under the current brand name Sprite in 1961 as a competitor to 7 Up.

Twitter
Catherine Williams
@catherinelucy
RT @davelee Just been done for shoplifting in Tesco. Thought I’d gone to the checkout with 6 cans of Sprite, but I’d actually picked 7up
11:46 AM - 9 Jul 2009

Twitter
#JONMEDY
@legacythamyth1
After seein Drakes commercial i went 2 buy 6 cans of Sprite… but I accidentally picked 7 Up
1:19 PM - 13 Feb 2010

Twitter
benzy
@mind_of_benzy
Nearly got done for shoplifting. Paid at the self service thing for 6 cans of Sprite but the guard looked in my bag & found I’d picked 7 up.
6:06 AM - 22 Apr 2010

Twitter
Shiv Khullar
@KhullarNetworks
I went to the store to pick up 6 cans of sprite but I pick “7 up” LOL
10:31 PM - 10 Jun 2010

Twitter
Jonathan Rushing
@IamJRushing
I went to the store the other day to pick up 6 cans of Sprite, but I accidently picked 7 Up.
12:01 AM - 11 Jun 2010

Twitter
Marc Tessier-Ashpool
@lastcyberpunk
I went into ASDA and got a six pack of sprite, but when I walked out I got stopped and searched by the security. Turns out, I’d picked 7 up.
3:25 PM - 21 Jul 2010

Twitter
Michelle Davies
@Chellbian81
Was nearly arrested for shoplifting yesterday. Paid for six cans of Sprite but when the security guard checked my bag I’d picked 7up.
8:10 AM - 16 Sep 2010

Twitter
Simon Grey
@MrPurell
@rubyschofe i gt dne 4 shoplifting @ ASDA today.  I paid 4 6 cans of sprite, but when the security gard stopped me he found i’d picked 7up.x
5:01 PM - 10 Apr 2011

Twitter
Gerard-Martin Ryan
@Sylaar46
i went to the shop to get 6 tins of sprite but ended up pickin 7 up
9:11 AM - 6 Oct 2013

Reddit—Jokes
I went to the store to get 6 cans of sprite…
submitted March 24, 2015 by felicorn
Ended up picking 7up

Reddit—Cleanjokes
I went to the store to get 6 cans of Sprite… (self.cleanjokes)
submitted April 23, 2017 by madazzahatterQuality “Ugh” Contributor
I ended up picking 7 Up…

Reddit—Cleanjokes
I went to the store to get 6 cans of Sprite… (self.cleanjokes)
submitted June 2, 2018 by madazzahatter
...but I ended up picking 7 Up…

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Saturday, June 02, 2018 • Permalink