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

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Entry from July 22, 2020
“Tiramisu sounds a lot more Japanese than Italian”

Many people believe that “tiramisu” (an Italian dessert, meaning “pick me up” or “cheer me up") sounds more Japanese than Italian. “Anyone else ever think tiramisu sounds more Japanese than Italian?” was posted on Twitter by Travis Hall on September 2, 2011.

“Tiramisu sounds a lot more Japanese than Italian” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on August 22, 2016. “Tiramisu sounds more Japanese than Italian” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on July 22, 2020.

“Tiramisunami" (tiramisu + tsunami) is a related term.


Wikipedia: Tiramisu
Tiramisu (from the Italian language, spelled tiramisù, [ˌtiramiˈsu], meaning “pick me up” or “cheer me up") is a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert. It is made of ladyfingers (savoiardi) dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa. The recipe has been adapted into many varieties of cakes and other desserts. Its origins are often disputed among Italian regions Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Twitter
Travis Hall
@travishallphoto
Anyone else ever think tiramisu sounds more Japanese than Italian?
#fb
11:08 PM · Sep 2, 2011·Echofon

Twitter
Jasmen❤©
@Gift2Rhyme
Tiramisu sound more like a Japanese word than an Italian word but whatever language it is it is sure deliiiiish
2:18 PM · Jul 22, 2014·Twitter for Android

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/chrisdoubleyou17 August 22, 2016
Tiramisu sounds a lot more Japanese than Italian.
COMMENTS
kojakjp
Makes sense. Almost every word in Japanese, written in Romaji is in a consonant-vowel-consonant-vowel pattern. The word Tiramisu follows that pattern.
Ti (ティ) - ra (ラ) - mi (ミ) - su (ス).

Twitter
instant murder noodle
@dellway
Is it me, or does ‘tiramisu’ sound more Japanese than Italian? #talkingshit
7:39 PM · Feb 2, 2017·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Mika
@janZodiac
tiramisu sounds a lot more japanese than italian. mati2 ingt tiramisu some sort of japanese dessert.
2:47 AM · Aug 14, 2017·Twitter for Android

Twitter
Felix Croc
@felix_croc
Tiramisu sounds more like a Japanese word than an Italian one
10:47 PM · May 25, 2018·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Bean, Esq. (Legume of Law)
@billiardbenekos
Tiramisu sounds more like Japanese food than Italian food don’t @ me
9:18 AM · Mar 3, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/cadagricomiguel July 22, 2020
Tiramisu sounds more Japanese than Italian
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Imthebest66
Tiramisu is a combination of 3 italian words: tira, mi, and su. It litterally means “pull me up”. In italian, when you say tiramisu you’re not always talking about the dessert

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Wednesday, July 22, 2020 • Permalink