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

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Entry from May 05, 2023
“Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s”

“It is what it is” is a popular phrase. “It’s what it’s” is used in contraction jokes.
   
“Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s” was posted on Twitter by Jeffrey Brian on September 25, 2014. “I know.  I use too many contractions.  But it’s what it’s” was posted on Twitter by Don Veach on May 18, 2020. “I didn’t pay attention in English class so now I can’t use contractions properly. But it’s what it’s” was posted on Twitter by Trish Bish on May 26, 2020. “Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s” was posted on Twitter by Wally Rogers on August 17, 2020. “Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it鈥檚 what it’s” was posted on Twitter by 饾晩饾暅饾暔饾晵饾暀饾晻饾晼饾暎 on August 6, 2021. “Do I misuse contractions?
 
“My editor dislikes my use of contractions but it’s what it’s” was posted on Twitter by “Pessimus Prime respawn edition” on May 3, 2023, and this tweet received over 91,000 likes.
   
       
Wiktionary: it is what it is
Phrase
it is what it is

1. (literally, sometimes philosophical) This thing has its own distinct nature; this thing is itself.
2. (idiomatic) A phrase expressing resignment to a situation or set of circumstances, usually without complaint; Thus meaning: this circumstance is simply a fact and must be accepted or dealt with as it exists.
Unfortunately the insurance doesn’t cover that. Sorry, but it is what it is.
     
Twitter
Jeffrey Brian
@sweet_toof
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s.
7:38 PM 路 Sep 25, 2014
   
Twitter
Cliff Rancor!!
@clifba
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s.
6:00 AM 路 Jul 31, 2015
   
Twitter
THE Keb 鈩笍
@KebLives
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s
10:15 PM 路 Feb 1, 2017
 
Twitter
Don Veach
@donveach
I know.  I use too many contractions.  But it’s what it’s.  Verbing, that is.  Now I’m tired and hungry.  Time for a hamberder.
3:22 PM 路 May 18, 2020
   
Twitter
Trish Bish
@TheSuccuBish
I didn’t pay attention in English class so now I can’t use contractions properly
But it’s what it’s.
My kid got me with this 馃ぃ
3:50 PM 路 May 26, 2020
   
Twitter
Ryan Whitehead
@rwhitehead2121
No one really understands me when I use a lot of contractions but it鈥檚 what it鈥檚
2:29 PM 路 Aug 12, 2020
 
Twitter
Wally Rogers
@FreeRangeChcken
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s.
12:04 AM 路 Aug 17, 2020
   
Twitter
饾櫢’饾殩 饾櫚饾殫饾殣饾殠饾殨饾殜 饾櫩饾殜饾殫饾殣饾殠饾殨饾殜
@ImAngelaPangela
I know I sometimes overuse contractions but it’s what it’s.
10:16 PM 路 Sep 2, 2020
   
Twitter
*鉁ぼ 饾悈饾惍饾悳饾悿饾悽饾惂 饾悘饾惈饾悽饾惂饾悳ess軑鉁*
@Just_renear
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it`s what it`s.
11:06 AM 路 Oct 7, 2020
   
Twitter
饾晩饾暅饾暔饾晵饾暀饾晻饾晼饾暎
@skwahder
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it鈥檚 what it’s.
8:20 AM 路 Aug 6, 2021 from Monroe, NC
   
Twitter
randyd99
@randyd99
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s.
3:30 PM 路 Aug 7, 2021
   
Twitter
鈥irst D茅 First Sho鈥
@TheSolutionBaba
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s.
10:15 PM 路 May 3, 2022
   
Twitter
TheAtomicPunk
@TheAtomicPunk2
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it’s what it’s.
11:22 AM 路 Aug 3, 2022
 
Twitter
pissnshit
@peeneenee
Feeling uneasy about the fact that you can technically use a positive contraction at the end of a sentence, but it鈥檚 what it鈥檚.
5:50 PM 路 Sep 1, 2022 from Midvale, UT
   
Twitter
Garry
@garrymyrwold
Do I misuse contractions? Yes, but it`s what it`s.
2:37 PM 路 Feb 24, 2023 from Seal Beach, CA
 
Twitter
Pessimus Prime respawn edition
@_pessimusprime
My editor dislikes my use of contractions but it’s what it’s
6:21 PM 路 May 3, 2023
 
Twitter
鈥irst D茅 First Sho鈥
@TheSolutionBaba
DO I MISUSE CONTRACTIONS? YES, BUT IT’S WHAT IT’S.
10:15 PM 路 May 3, 2023

Posted by Barry Popik
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