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 30, 2020
“‘Soybean’ is a Spanish word which roughly translates as ‘I am bean‘“ (joke)

The Spanish word “soy” means “I am.” “The word “soybean” comes from spanish, where it means ‘I am bean’” was posted on Twitter by Drew Mokris on June 18, 2011. “‘Soybean’ is a Spanish word which roughly translates as ‘I am bean’” was posted on Twitter by Really Nice Guy on July 25, 2018. “Soybeans takes on a whole new meaning when you know a little bit of Spanish” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on July 1, 2020.

The joke is not perfect Spanish. “Bean” in Spanish is “frijol.” “Beans” in Spanish is “frijoles.” “Soybean” in Spanish is “haba de soja.” “Soybeans” in Spanish is “soja.”

“Soy sauce in Spanish means ‘I am sauce‘“ and “What if soy milk is just regular milk introducing itself in Spanish?” are related jokes.


Twitter
Drew Mokris
@drewmo
The word “soybean” comes from spanish, where it means “I am bean.”
9:27 AM · Jun 18, 2011·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Genna Short
@GennaGirl
Did you know that soybean is Spanish for “I am bean”
@agnieszkazosia?
6:19 PM · Oct 9, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
Happy Turd Stomper
@ced_dammit
I just realized that “Soybean” is Spanish for “I am bean.”
2:46 AM · Aug 23, 2012·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Will Levine
@postfood
soybean oil is spanish for I am bean oil
12:49 PM · Jun 22, 2013·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
funshine
@emshine
Soybean
Soy...bean
Soy as in ‘I am’ in Spanish
Bean as in bean
Soybean = I am bean
I am Mr. Bean
9:23 PM · Sep 22, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
cassi
@cassiwithoutane
Soybean in Spanish means I am bean
2:38 PM · Jul 9, 2015·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Anabel Torres
@anabelitorres
English: I am bean.
Spanish: Soybean.
1:38 PM · Oct 4, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
klay
@kaleiann_
soybeans are just exclaiming “i am bean”
11:01 PM · Jun 11, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
spook diggity dog
@hott_doug
soybean is spanish for i am bean
6:27 PM · Jan 17, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
long long
@shortwya
Ying: soy sauce means I am sauce in spanish
me, annoyed: soy milk means I am milk
ying: soybean means I am bean
3:22 PM · Feb 3, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
Really Nice Guy
@yaneezy__
Soybean is a Spanish word which roughly translates as “I am bean”
Send tweet
6:02 PM · Jul 25, 2018 from Chicago, IL·Twitter for iPhone

Twitter
junie b.
@JonniBGoood
If you think about it, soybeans are always saying “I am bean” and I think that’s beautiful.
8:07 PM · Nov 10, 2018·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/backwardsben July 1, 2020
Soybeans takes on a whole new meaning when you know a little bit of Spanish

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Tuesday, June 30, 2020 • Permalink