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Entry from November 12, 2020
Tiramisunami (tiramisu + tsunami)

"Tiramisu” (a coffee-flavoured Italian dessert) and “tsunami” (a series of waves in a water body) are two foreign language words that are sometimes combined to form “tiramisunami.”

“Nostradamus predicted that our east coast would be hit today by a giant wave of espresso-soaked layered dessert:  the dreaded Tiramisunami” was posted on Twitter by Evan Nichols on April 13, 2009. “Tiramisunami - a sudden huge craving for delicious italian cake envelops your brain impulses like a gigantic sugar wave” was posted on Twitter by Funnyshit on December 26, 2010.

“Tiramisunami” was mentioned in the recording “Make it Rain” (2017) by Legendary Zeroes. “He be pushing sugar on me/ he don’t know I’m sweet & scary/ like a tiramisunami #lyrics #makeitrain #hiphop @LegendaryZeroes Legendary Zeroes” was posted on Twitter by Ellen Tift on August 19, 2017.

“I was on the beach and got hit by a massive wave of cake. It was a tiramisunami” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on October 22, 2020.

“Tiramisu sounds a lot more Japanese than Italian” is a related saying.


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.

Wikipedia: Tsunami
A tsunami (Japanese: 津波) (/(t)suːˈnɑːmi, (t)sʊˈ-/ (t)soo-NAH-mee, (t)suu- pronounced [tsɯnami]) is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations, landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances) above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami. Unlike normal ocean waves, which are generated by wind, or tides, which are generated by the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun, a tsunami is generated by the displacement of water.

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Evan Nichols
@EvanNichols
Nostradamus predicted that our east coast would be hit today by a giant wave of espresso-soaked layered dessert:  the dreaded Tiramisunami.
11:19 AM · Apr 13, 2009·Twitter SMS

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shaycarl ⛷
@shaycarl
TIRAMISUNAMI! #thingsthataredeliciousANDterrifying
12:20 AM · Mar 7, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Funnyshit
@ShiTaTwit
Tiramisunami - a sudden huge craving for delicious italian cake envelops your brain impulses like a gigantic sugar wave.
5:12 PM · Dec 26, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Paul Smith
@SimplyPaul
Tiramisunami #DeathByDessert
2:59 PM · Mar 17, 2011·Mobile Web

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Geoff Rodgers
@ge0_ff
@mental_nigella i quite like tiramasunami for a pudding, but it tends to flood the desert bowl
7:30 PM · Sep 29, 2011·TweetDeck

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Austin Haworth
@AustinMH
@rosealitios @megstew1296 tiramisunami, its like a title wave of espresso and cake. #pseudoTomquote
8:44 PM · Sep 23, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

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Eric
@Ringo8MyBaby
Tiramisunami #DangerousCakes
10:33 PM · Mar 25, 2013·Twitter Web Client

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Roly Richardson
@rolyuk1
Replying to @RealTimVine
@RealTimVine gateau the way of the storm or you could end up with pineapple right side up cake...potential for tiramasunami
2:49 AM · Oct 26, 2013·Twitter for Android

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Wright Tyler
@TheWrightTyler
Tiramisunami (Venice’s canals will run with coffee and liquor.) #SyfysNextMovie
1:29 PM · Jul 22, 2015·Twitter Web Client

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Wobblegob
@Wobblegob1
#DangerousFoods A Tiramisunami
2:52 PM · Nov 8, 2016·Twitter for iPhone

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Ellen Tift
@EllenTift
He be pushing sugar on me
he don’t know I’m sweet & scary
like a tiramisunami
#lyrics #makeitrain #hiphop
@LegendaryZeroes
Legendary Zeroes
10:10 AM · Aug 19, 2017·Hootsuite

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Worldwide Groove
@wwGrooveCorp
He don’t know I’m sweet and scary like a tiramisunami… #lyrics #legendaryzeroes #np
Make It Rain [ft. Kayla Fisher, David Davis] - Legendary Zeroes
MAKE IT RAIN - LEGENDARY ZEROES Yo, got pucci glasses, ombre hair Gold everywhere, my B face stare Like I don’t care, checking four square I’m sipping SLOW on frappuccino in my limo rolled up window
soundcloud.com
10:05 AM · Mar 24, 2018·Hootsuite

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Paul Tolton
@ptolton
Tiramisunami - The tasty Italian tidal wave.
Translate Tweet
6:47 PM · Sep 22, 2020·Twitter Web App

Reddit—Dadjokes
Posted by u/chubwhump October 22, 2020
I was on the beach and got hit by a massive wave of cake
It was a tiramisunami
COMMENTS
TransposingJons
Must be the result of that 7.5 Earthcake.
grithic
You cannoli handle so much Italian pastries.
chubwhump
At least it wasn’t a hurricake

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The Dad Joke Man
@DadJokeMan
Replying to @whoelsebutalf
I was on the beach and got hit by a massive wave of Italian cake
It was a tiramisunami
2:49 PM · Oct 22, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Dad Jokes
@Dadsaysjokes
I was on the beach and got hit by a massive wave of cake.
It was a tiramisunami.
3:52 PM · Oct 22, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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simon read
@simonnread
Last time I was at the beach I was hit by a wave of whipped eggs, sugar and mascarpone cheese, flavoured with cocoa.
It was a tiramisunami.
10:31 AM · Oct 23, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Robert Wilkinson
@robertwlk
Sitting on the beach and I got hit by a giant wave of cakes and trifles.
It was a tiramasunami.
12:00 PM · Nov 12, 2020·Twitter Web App

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