A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

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Entry from October 23, 2021
“Strip malls aren’t as fun as they sound”

A “strip mall” doesn’t have anything to do with “stripping,” but it might sound like it does.

“James: ‘strip mall sounds cooler than it actually is’” was posted on Twitter by Kevin Hanes on July 3, 2009. “Strip Malls sound way cooler than they actually are” was posted on Twitter by millenial doom chronicler on September 15, 2013. “strip malls are less cooler than they sound” was posted on Twitter by @clarkdoggy on May 17, 2014. “a ‘strip mall’ sounds like it would be a lot cooler than it actually is” was posted on Twitter by pony starwars on May 24, 2018. “Strip malls sound way cooler than they are” was posted on Twitter by blo on April 2, 2019.

“Strip malls sound so much sexier than they actually are” was posted on Twitter by Grand Duchy on March 15, 2012. “Strip malls are not as sexy as they sound...” was posted on Twitter by Cody Lund on May 19, 2012. “‘Strip malls’ rarely end up being as sexy as they sound” was posted on Twitter by “Kevin” James on February 6, 2013. “Strip malls are a lot less sexier than they sound” was posted on Twitter by Depressed Writer on August 23, 2013. “A strip mall sounds way sexier than it is” was posted on Twitter by Johnny Scoop on November 7, 2013. “Strip malls: not as sexy as they sound” was posted on Twitter by David Fi&er on August 7, 2015. “Strip malls aren’t nearly as sexy as they sound” was posted on Twitter by Jim on September 14, 2017. “Strip malls aren’t as sexy as they sound” was posted on Twitter by Mr. Friday Night on January 19, 2021.

“Damn it, Americans, a ‘strip mall,’ is nowhere as near as fun as it sounds” was posted on Twitter by Mark Hooper on May 26, 2012. “Strip malls are way less fun than they sound...” was posted on Super Sub on October 12, 2012. “Strip malls are not nearly as much fun as they sound” was posted on Twitter by Platypus_Custard on May 24, 2013. “Strip mall, not as fun as it sounds” was posted on Twitter by Tony Lee on July 22, 2013. “Strip malls are really not as fun as they sound...” was posted on Twitter by Dr. Stephanie Smith on May 10, 2014. “Strip malls are not as fun as they sound” was posted on Twitter by Logan Tantlinger on May 9, 2015. “Strip malls aren’t as fun as they sound” was posted on Twitter by “Tom is a Tendency Toward Non-being” on September 12, 2021.

“Strip Malls are a whole lot more family-friendly than they sound” was posted on Twitter by BeachSloth on June 6, 2014. “Went to a strip mall. Misleading name. Quite family friendly” was posted on Twitter by keith on February 21, 2015. “strip malls are a whole lot more family friendly than they sound” was posted on Twitter by whorl on November 4, 2021. “Strip malls are a whole lot more family friendly than they sound” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on November 7, 2021.

“Why is it called a strip mall when there aren’t any strippers?” is a related saying.


Wikipedia: Strip mall
A strip mall (also called a shopping plaza, shopping center, mini-mall, or shopping parade) is an open-air shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. Strip malls are typically developed as a unit and have large parking lots in front. They face major traffic arterials and tend to be self-contained with few pedestrian connections to surrounding neighborhoods.

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Kevin Hanes
@mr_yuk
James: “strip mall sounds cooler than it actually is”
11:02 PM · Jul 3, 2009·Twitter SMS

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Cosette_Petroni
@Cosette_Petroni
Strip malls are nowhere near as promising as they sound.
2:09 AM · Jun 9, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Mia Hayson@MiaHayson·Jul 8, 2010
@Tybre *sniggers* WHENEVER YOU SAY STRIP MALL IT SOUNDS FUNNY #likePEOPLEhavetoSTRIPtoSHOP #iDONTknow

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Colin Shevlin
@cwshevlin
Strip malls are a lot less enticing than they sound.
12:16 AM · Aug 6, 2010·Twitter for iPhone

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Comedy Phile
@AltComedyChicgo
A strip mall is not as exciting as it sounds.
4:49 PM · Mar 20, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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ИОЯ | LOGAN - MOAR ROCKETS!
@ronklogan
“Strip malls” aren’t anywhere NEAR as exciting as they sound like they should be.
7:30 PM · Apr 16, 2011·Twitter for iPhone

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James Morgan
@jmsmrgn
strip malls sound better than they really are
5:50 PM · Jan 8, 2012·TweetDeck

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Grand Duchy
@GrandDuchyMusic
Strip malls sound so much sexier than they actually are
10:18 AM · Mar 15, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Cody Lund
@codylund1
Strip malls are not as sexy as they sound… #dirtyjoketweet
4:33 PM · May 19, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Mark Hooper
@Mark_A_Hooper
Damn it, Americans, a “strip mall,” is nowhere as near as fun as it sounds.
4:11 AM · May 26, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Ike scott
@Vaevictis2u
Strip mall sounds too seedy. Am I the only one uses the word plaza.
#Fox5
5:42 PM · Aug 3, 2012·Twitter Web Client

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Super Sub
@SuperSub_Tweets
Strip malls are way less fun than they sound…
10:22 PM · Oct 12, 2012·Twitter for Android

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Ryan Dalton
@ryandalton
“Strip mall” sounds a lot sluttier than it really is.
11:55 AM · Jan 18, 2013·TweetDeck

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“Kevin” James
@flukeperry
“Strip malls” rarely end up being as sexy as they sound.
9:24 AM · Feb 6, 2013·Echofon

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Oliver Blakemore
@olivershiny
Strip malls...yeah, not as exciting as they sound.
4:45 PM · Apr 25, 2013·Twitter SMS

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Platypus_Custard♿
@Ynot101
Strip malls are not nearly as much fun as they sound.
6:17 PM · May 24, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Jason Dix
@WoodLoaf
Strip mall sounds better than it really is.
1:58 AM · Jul 5, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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ttum
@ttumvart
A strip mall sounds like a really big strip club.
6:27 PM · Jul 17, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Tony Lee
@mistertonylee
Strip mall, not as fun as it sounds.
5:13 PM · Jul 22, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Douglas McMillan
@Nerdfest
Strip malls are way less exciting than they sound.
12:32 PM · Jul 25, 2013·erased4113706

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Depressed Writer
@NJO
Strip malls are a lot less sexier than they sound.
6:07 PM · Aug 23, 2013·Twitter for Android

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millenial doom chronicler
@MDChronicler
Strip Malls sound way cooler than they actually are
2:32 PM · Sep 15, 2013·Twitter SMS

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Johnny Scoop
@SCOOPISMS
A strip mall sounds way sexier than it is.
9:53 PM · Nov 7, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Mozzarella Jameson
@Antsy_Larry
Strip malls sound so much more intriguing than they actually are.
9:15 AM · Mar 3, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Dr. Stephanie Smith
@Dr_StephSmith
Strip malls are really not as fun as they sound…
1:05 AM · May 10, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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———
@clarkdoggy
strip malls are less cooler than they sound
12:13 AM · May 17, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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BeachSloth
@Beach_Sloth
Strip Malls are a whole lot more family-friendly than they sound
10:57 PM · Jun 6, 2014·Facebook

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keith
@tchrquotes
Went to a strip mall. Misleading name. Quite family friendly. Did not need all these ones. Is a terrible joke someone would tell on Twitter.
10:49 AM · Feb 21, 2015·Twitter for Android

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LJ
@ljsdaman
A strip mall sounds like so much better of a place to go than it actually is.
5:24 PM · Mar 4, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Logan Tantlinger
@HowLoganYouG0
Strip malls are not as fun as they sound
2:30 PM · May 9, 2015·Twitter for Android

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David Fi&er
@djfiander
Strip malls: not as sexy as they sound
8:16 PM · Aug 7, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Steve Malott
@TheSteveMalott
Strip malls aren’t as much fun as they sound
5:05 PM · Oct 26, 2015·Twitter for Android

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elizabeth
@lizelarsen
Strip malls sound a lot more fun than they actually are
10:10 PM · Mar 28, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Retired Action Hero
@Retired80sHero
Yesterday was the first time I actually got excited to go shopping, but it turns out that a strip mall is not as cool as it sounds.
3:47 PM · Apr 16, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Kates
@KapickaV
Strip mall sounds like a Stripper mall or like a mall you have to go naked in or something
1:24 AM · Apr 22, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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john mayer fight me you coward
@WoozlesMusic
Strip malls sound a lot more scandalous than they really are
7:28 PM · Jun 1, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Charlotte Elizabeth
@Charzard11
Strip malls sound a lot sexier than they are
1:18 PM · Sep 30, 2016 from Richmond, CA·Twitter for iPhone

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Jim
@BrotherTiswell
Strip malls aren’t nearly as sexy as they sound.
8:08 AM · Sep 14, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Robert The Bruce
@GerkenB
Replying to @mk_wigginton
A strip mall sounds much bigger than a strip club
10:06 PM · Oct 3, 2017·Twitter for iPhone

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Thomas Slade
@t_slade
Strip Malls: Not nearly as fun as they sound.
10:08 PM · Dec 16, 2017 from Iowa, USA·Twitter for iPhone

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pony starwars
@tigersgoroooar
a “strip mall” sounds like it would be a lot cooler than it actually is.
12:51 PM · May 24, 2018·Tweetbot for iΟS

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blo
@blocolate
Strip malls sound way cooler than they are
10:04 PM · Apr 2, 2019·Twitter for Android

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elgatodegatos
@elgatodegatos
Strip malls are not as nearly as sexy as they sound.
1:13 PM · Jun 22, 2019·TweetCaster for Android

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§cribblers
@ScribblerSys
strip malls sound a lot more fun than they actually are
9:45 AM · Jul 31, 2019·Twitter Web App

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B.E.N. Robertson
@stinkonamonkey
“strip mall” isn’t NEARLY as sexy as it sounds
12:38 PM · Jan 12, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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foone
@Foone
out of context a strip mall sounds much more exciting than it really is.
11:11 AM · Nov 10, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Mr. Friday Night
@DjCred
Strip malls aren’t as sexy as they sound.
8:27 AM · Jan 19, 2021·Twitter for Android

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maelynn!!
@omisunglasses
Replying to @iwazillaa
Strip mall sounds so cool omg
10:38 PM · Aug 29, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Tom is a Tendency Toward Non-being
@tmus66
Strip malls aren’t as fun as they sound
2:22 PM · Sep 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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team edward
@gabby__gaga
The term “strip mall” sounds like it would be something way better than what it actually is
3:49 PM · Sep 20, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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whorl
@lunar_reef
strip malls are a whole lot more family friendly than they sound
3:52 PM · Nov 4, 2021·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/copaxa November 7, 2021
Strip malls are a whole lot more family friendly than they sound.

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