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

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Entry from January 18, 2024
“Is it called Dollar General because things are generally a dollar, but not always?”

Dollar General is a chain of variety stores. It’s sometimes joked that all the items are “generally a dollar.”
 
“Dollar General…where everything is generally a dollar. Like $4.50 is generally a dollar..” was posted on X/Twitter by Hannah Bender on August 2, 2009. “Why is it called the Dollar General store? Because everything is generally a dollar, but not really?” was posted on X/Twitter by Summer Overstreet on May 30, 2011. “Dollar General, whose prices usually range from $1-$15 dollars, should re-name themselves Generally A Dollar” was posted on X/Twitter by iz on August 15, 2019. “is it called dollar general because things are generally a dollar, but not always” was posted on X/Twitter by senna on August 3, 2020.
 
     
Wikipedia: Dollar General
Dollar General Corporation is an American chain of variety stores headquartered in Goodlettsville, Tennessee.
       
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Hannah Bender
@hkbender
Dollar General…where everything is generally a dollar. Like $4.50 is generally a dollar…
10:21 PM · Aug 2, 2009
   
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Pete Grundas
@pjgrundas
Dollar general… so eveything is generally a dollar. I get the title now
6:05 PM · Sep 19, 2009
 
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Summer Overstreet
@SummerOverstree
Why is it called the Dollar General store? Because everything is generally a dollar, but not really?
1:44 PM · May 30, 2011
 
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Jack
@Jack_Beyer
Dollar General: Where everything’s generally a dollar.
2:36 PM · Jun 13, 2012
 
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senor joder
@TheRealYodeler
Dollar General, where everything is generally a dollar
2:48 PM · Nov 23, 2012
 
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Payton
@Traffasaurus
Dollar general. Where everything is generally a dollar http://vine.co/v/bd3qvTJqBQ2
6:59 PM · Mar 16, 2013
   
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SamaraSheyi
@SamaraSheyi
“That’s dollar tree where everything is a dollar.  This is dollar general where everything is generally a dollar” #emily I laughed so hard
8:37 PM · Mar 18, 2013
 
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garbage
@gurbage
“we can get it at dollar general”
“how much will it be?”
“generally, a dollar.”
2:36 PM · Apr 1, 2013
   
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emily blue
@usagiTeruko613
Dollar general more like generally a dollar but maybe more
4:58 PM · Oct 15, 2014
   
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Bailey Hoffman
@Bailey_Shea
*Sees Dollar General employee*
“Is everything a dollar here?”
“Everything is GENERALLY a dollar.”
*mind blown*
@JoeMercurio77
2:19 AM · Apr 1, 2015
   
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Matt “Rybar” Hribar
@hribstar
Dollar general: generally a dollar (but not really)
Dollar Tree: everything is a dollar
#HribarTips
12:11 PM · Jun 7, 2015
   
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Rand Waller
@RandWaller
Dollar General’s slogan should be “Everything is generally a dollar”
2:31 PM · Mar 13, 2016
   
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Kristin 🦋
@KriztinHodgez
Petition to rename Dollar General, “Generally a Dollar” bc nothing in that place is just a dollar.
12:10 AM · Sep 18, 2018
 
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𝔊𝔬𝔱𝔥 𝔈𝔵𝔦𝔩𝔢
@JThekid888
Dollar General, where everything is “Generally “ a dollar.
2:26 PM · Apr 26, 2019
   
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iz
@iwilleatthesun
Dollar General, whose prices usually range from $1-$15 dollars, should re-name themselves Generally A Dollar.
6:46 PM · Aug 15, 2019
 
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senna
@senna_catenacci
is it called dollar general because things are generally a dollar, but not always
2:55 PM · Aug 3, 2020
     
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Bob Golen
@BobGolen
If I worked at Dollar General and people asked me if everything really is a dollar, I’d say “Yeah, generally.”
7:42 AM · Jan 18, 2023
 
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Bob Golen
@BobGolen
If I worked at Dollar General and people asked me if everything really is a dollar, I’d say “Yeah, generally.”
7:28 AM · Jan 18, 2024

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityWork/Businesses • Thursday, January 18, 2024 • Permalink


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