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

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Entry from December 15, 2020
“The existence of Worcestershire sauce implies the existence of Bestestershire sauce”

There is worcestershire sauce, but there is no bestestershire sauce (that is, “worst” and “best"). “Would Worcestershire sauce be more popular if it were called Bestestershire sauce? #Realtalk #toughquestions” was posted on Twitter by Carson Metcalfe on January 20, 2013. “Worcestershire?!More like Bestestershire!” was posted on Twitter by sdv on May 29, 2013.

“It was the bestestershire, it was the worcestershire” was posted on Twitter by JasonLastname on March 11, 2014. “It was the bestestershire it was the worcestershire” was posted on Twitter by Kyle J on February 5, 2016. “It was the bestestershire of times, it was the worcestershire of times” was posted on Twitter by quarantina on August 5, 2018.

The pun is on the famous opening line of the historical novel by Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities (1859): “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” “It was the best of shires, it was the Worcestershire’s” is a related joke.

“worcestershire sauce implies the existence of bestestershire sauce” was posted on Twitter by cody on February 20, 2020. “The existence of Worcestershire sauce implies the existence of Bestestershire sauce” was posted on Facebook by Brian K. Saxby (and others) on November 22, 2020.


Wikipedia: Worcestershire sauce
Worcestershire sauce (/ˈwʊstərʃər/ WUUS-tər-shər) is a fermented liquid condiment created in the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England during the first half of the 19th century. The creators were the chemists John Wheeley Lea and William Henry Perrins, who went on to form the company Lea & Perrins. Worcestershire sauce has been considered a generic term since 1876, when the English High Court of Justice ruled that Lea & Perrins did not own the trademark to “Worcestershire”.

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Carson Metcalfe
@carsosaurusrex
Would Worcestershire sauce be more popular if it were called Bestestershire sauce? #Realtalk #toughquestions
11:46 PM · Jan 20, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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sdv
@sdveasyas123
Worcestershire?!More like Bestestershire!
6:30 AM · May 29, 2013·TweetCaster for Android

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JasonLastname
@JasonLastname
It was the bestestershire, it was the worcestershire.
6:19 PM · Mar 11, 2014·Twitter for iPhone

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Kyle J
@badting
It was the bestestershire it was the worcestershire.
5:50 PM · Feb 5, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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quarantina
@xtinam17
It was the bestestershire of times, it was the worcestershire of times
9:30 PM · Aug 5, 2018·Twitter for Android

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Nehemiah
@thickdoink
If Worcestershire sauce is good I can only imagine what bestestershire sauce tastes like
1:59 PM · Mar 10, 2019·Twitter for Android

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cody
@CdyRnkn
worcestershire sauce implies the existence of bestestershire sauce
8:52 PM · Feb 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Brian K Saxby
November 22, 2020 at 1:02AM ·
The existence of Worcestershire sauce implies the existence of Bestestershire sauce

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Sean Polus
November 22, 2020 at 12:35 PM ·
The existence of
Worcestershire sauce
implies the existence
of Bestestershire
sauce

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Juli Davine
November 22, 2020 at 4:28 PM ·
The existence of
Worcestershire
sauce implies the
existence of
Bestestershire
sauce

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Richie Aflleje
@RichieJFAflleje
It was the worcestershire, it was the bestestershire
10:05 PM · Nov 22, 2020·Twitter for Android

Posted by Barry Popik
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