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

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Entry from November 15, 2022
“Donut implies the existence of don’tnut”

“Donuts” are not “do nuts,” but some people think there should be “donotnuts” or “don’tnuts” (for “do not nuts” or “don’t nuts”).
 
“Don’tnuts” was posted on the newsgroup demon.local on November 14, 1996. “Don’tnuts” was printed in the book What to Expect When You’re Expected (2009) by David Javerbaum. “Dunkin Donuts or Dunkin DON’Tnuts, amirite?” was posted on Twitter by Matthew Mercury on July 8, 2009.
 
“There are billions of DONUTS. I am afraid we bitterly need tons of DONOTNUTS” was posted on Twitter by Whil Hentzen on January 14, 2012. “donut donotnut” was posted on Twitter by shan on April 14, 2013. “donut donotnut” was posted on Twitter by ger; on October 15, 2013. “What’s the opposite of donut? Donotnut! 😄😄” was posted on Twitter by DAVID NELSON on August 10, 2014.
 
“No. Try not. Do…or do not. There is no try” was said by the character Yoda in the movie Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980). “donut or donotnut there is no trynut” was posted on Twitter by Trillis Schlafly on October 28, 2014. “Donut or donotnut. There is no trynut” was posted on Twitter by Tim Phillips on January 21, 2015. “Donut or donotnut. There is no trynut” was posted on Twitter by Daniel A. Wier on November 9, 2015.
   
“Dontnut holes!!!!!!😁😁😁😁” was posted on Twitter by Bishop X on February 26, 2012. “Why aren’t donut holes called dontnuts?” was posted on Twitter by Anuj on March 23, 2017. “the area of space in the donut after you remove the donut hole is a dontnut” was posted on Twitter by annabelle little on April 14, 2020. “who the fuck called them donut holes and not don’tnuts” was posted on Twitter by cal🧎🏽‍♂️ on November 10, 2021.
 
“the existence of a donut implies the existence of a donotnut and a don’tnut” was posted on Twitter by ham on January 14, 2020. “Donuts implies the existence of don’tnuts, and I hope I never have to encounter those” was posted on Twitter by DonkeyHoatie on October 17, 2020. “Donuts imply the existence of don’tnuts and those don’t sound nearly as good” was posted on Twitter by Twitter by Casey’s on July 21, 2021. “donuts imply the existence of don’tnuts” was posted on Twitter by uwu on October 16, 2021. “Donut implies the existence of donotnut” was posted on Twitter by Darryl Daugherty, PI K.Err. on December 13, 2021. “The existence of donuts implies the existence of don’tnuts” was posted on Twitter by Stven on December 16, 2021. “Donuts implies the existence of don’tnuts” was posted on Twitter by Jennifer Lee Rossman on July 2, 2022. “Donuts imply the existence of Donotnuts” was posted on Twitter by Clumsy on August 17, 2022.
 
       
IMDb
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
Quotes

Luke: All right, I’ll give it a try.
Yoda: No. Try not. Do… or do not. There is no try.
         
Google Groups: demon.local
Your comments please
Andy Nudd
Nov 14, 1996, 3:00:00 AM
(...)
> .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) “Chris Morgan” writes:
>
>> “Donuts are good, must have donuts”
>
> Ah, but what about them don’tnuts?
     
Google Books
What to Expect When You’re Expected
By David Javerbaum
New York, NY: Spiegel & Grau
2009
Pg. 30:
Instead of…  She’ll have…
Donuts Don’tnuts
 
Twitter
Matthew Mercury
@mhglover
Dunkin Donuts or Dunkin DON’Tnuts, amirite?
3:56 PM · Jul 8, 2009·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Whil Hentzen
@whil
/tempory/ Sorry to y’all fer my sesquipedalian pretentiousness this morning. Back to the donuts. Mmmm, donuts. They’re not called don’tnuts.
10:52 AM · Sep 8, 2009·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Wolfgang Heuer
@heureka47
There are billions of DONUTS. I am afraid we bitterly need tons of DONOTNUTS.
7:25 PM · Jan 14, 2012·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Bishop X
@1FreshTXPrince
Dontnut holes!!!!!!😁😁😁😁
5:57 AM · Feb 26, 2012·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
shan
@senpaishan
donut
donotnut
3:22 PM · Apr 14, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
     
Twitter
Harry Kolotas
@Harrysatolok
Marketing campaign for my healthy donut:
DOnuts - because if they were no good for you we would’ve called them DON’Tnuts.
12:34 AM · Sep 7, 2013·Twitter for iPad
 
Twitter
ger;
@CRAICAPAYNE
donut
donotnut
5:51 AM · Oct 15, 2013·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Samford
@Sam_dubya
If we weren’t supposed to eat donuts they’d be called don’tnuts. Wake up, America.
10:31 AM · Oct 29, 2013·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
DAVID NELSON
@davidnelson01
What’s the opposite of donut?
Donotnut! 😄😄
8:26 AM · Aug 10, 2014·Twitter for iPad
 
Twitter 
Trillis Schlafly
@trillisschlafly
Replying to @brother_dag
@brother_dag donut or donotnut there is no trynut
11:45 AM · Oct 28, 2014·Twitter for Android
         
Twitter
evan
@ecdeezy
SCIENCE FACT: donuts without sprinkles are actually called don’tnuts
9:51 PM · Dec 7, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Tim Phillips
@hollowtim
Replying to @peterhassett
@peterhassett Donut or donotnut. There is no trynut.
11:25 AM · Jan 21, 2015·Tweetbot for iΟS
 
Twitter
Daniel A. Wier (𝖜𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊’𝖘 𝖒𝖞 𝖈𝖔𝖋𝖋𝖊𝖊?)
@DaWOfAllTrades
Donut or donotnut. There is no trynut.
1:05 AM · Nov 9, 2015·Twitter Web Client
   
Twitter
Matt
@sequentialmatt
donut or donotnut, there is no try
4:59 PM · Nov 13, 2015·Twitter Web Client
     
Google Books
President of the United Wastes
By Bala Subramanian
La Vergne, TN: EBookIt.com, La Vergne
2016
Pg. ?:
To augment the government contribution, such a state representative would be empowered to offer additional burgers, chips, donuts and donotnuts,
 
Twitter
Derreck 🎙️
@DerreckVO
Replying to @TheInsaneRobin
It’s always donut, not donotnut.
2:33 PM · Aug 29, 2016·TweetDeck
     
Twitter
Tɪᴋɪ | Cʜɪᴋɪ | チキ〛
@IllusoryBeastie
donuts
donotnuts
11:12 AM · Mar 1, 2017·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Anuj
@anuj_mathur
Why aren’t donut holes called dontnuts? #kuchbhi
4:08 AM · Mar 23, 2017·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Remember Remember the Fortey of November
@IanFortey
Donut or Donotnut.  There is no Trynut.
I’m selling this to @dunkindonuts.  Or maybe @timhortons
1:22 PM · Feb 26, 2018·Twitter Web Client
     
Twitter
Dreamcastian-Turnip!! (Commissions Open)
@DreamcastTurnip
If delicious round pastries with a hole in the middle are called “Donuts”
Then are disgusting square pastries with a hole in the middle called “Dontnuts”?
9:21 PM · Apr 19, 2018·Twitter Web Client
 
Twitter
Slavcicle
@thekilograham
Be a donut not a donotnut
5:38 PM · Feb 7, 2019·Twitter for Android
     
Twitter
ray
@eyyyhowareya
Replying to @mikefossey and @frknbns
They’re called donut holes, not don’tnut holes
12:54 PM · Jul 29, 2019·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter
ham
@yagurlhan
the existence of a donut implies the existence of a donotnut and a don’tnut
2:17 AM · Jan 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
         
Twitter
annabelle little
@Annskelerton
the area of space in the donut after you remove the donut hole is a dontnut
4:48 PM · Apr 14, 2020·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter
DonkeyHoatie
@WarrenWattles
Donuts implies the existence of don’tnuts, and I hope I never have to encounter those.
9:30 AM · Oct 17, 2020·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter
sir bummer the lame
@hashtagtrovalli
donut or donotnut, there is no trynut -yoda
12:01 PM · Jan 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter 
Casey’s
@caseysgenstore
Donuts imply the existence of don’tnuts and those don’t sound nearly as good
11:45 AM · Jul 21, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Moloch
@BVMAGJy
Donut or donotnut .  .  .  thats the question . . .
12:57 PM · Jul 24, 2021·Twitter Web App
     
Twitter
uwu
@AussieMar
donuts imply the existence of don’tnuts
4:31 PM · Oct 16, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
   
Twitter
cal🧎🏽‍♂️
@the_d1lfmaster
who the fuck called them donut holes and not don’tnuts
7:22 PM · Nov 10, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Darryl Daugherty, PI K.Err.
@DarrylDaugherty
Donut implies the existence of donotnut
1:47 AM · Dec 13, 2021·Twitter for iPhone
         
Twitter
Stven
@okstven
The existence of donuts implies the existence of don’tnuts
8:44 PM · Dec 16, 2021·Twitter for Android
 
Twitter
Carbon Nate-ral 🐀 @natesmith@jawns.club
@perlhack
“donuts or donotnuts. there is no trynuts”
  - Yoda, when I asked what was for breakfast
12:14 PM · Apr 21, 2022·Twitter Web App
 
Twitter
Olivier314 ⬛️🟨🟥
@Olivier31415
Replying to @mfc_truth
Donut or donotnut there is no trynut.
12:38 PM · Jun 3, 2022·Twitter for Android
   
Twitter
Jennifer Lee Rossman
@JenLRossman
Donuts implies the existence of don’tnuts
12:21 PM · Jul 2, 2022·Twitter for iPhone
 
Twitter
Clumsy
@Dani_elephant1
Donuts imply the existence of Donotnuts
6:12 AM · Aug 17, 2022·Twitter for iPhone

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