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

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from October 27, 2021
“Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’être”

"Raison d’être” ( French for “reason for being") has nothing to do with raisins, but there are jokes.

“I absolutely live for small dried fruits. They’re my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by Drew McLellan on January 16, 2009. “I live for small dried fruit. They’re my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by Adrian Demack on December 4, 2009. “i live for dried fruit. it’s my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by Martin on May 26, 2011. “RT @drewm: I absolutely live for small dried fruits. They’re my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by RTtheClassics on September 13, 2011.

“RT @GaryDelaney: I love dried grapes. They’re my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by Sarah-Jane S on September 17, 2009. “I live for dried grapes. They are my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by Jim.Richards on April 29, 2010. “I live for dried grapes. They’re my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by D-Ponk on May 23, 2014. “I simply live for dried grapes. You could say they’re my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by Donal O’Keeffe on June 9, 2019.

“Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by Benjamin Evans on March 11, 2010. “Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre” was posted on Twitter by Jim.Richards on September 20, 2010. “Dried grapes are my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by David Stokes on June 16, 2012.

“dried fruit is my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by VBLOKE-19 on March 10, 2012. “Dried fruit is my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by richardwoods on August 29, 2012. “Dried fruits are my raisin d’être” was posted on Twitter by Morris Dreadley on April 13, 2014. 

“Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’etre” was posted on Sickipedia on October 27, 2021.


Wikipedia: Raison d’être
Raison d’être /ˌreɪzɒ̃ ˈdɛtrə/ is a French expression commonly used in English, meaning “reason for being” or “reason to be”.

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Morton Fox
@mortonfox
raisin d’etre = reason for existence of dried grapes
12:09 AM · Dec 5, 2007·Twitter Web Client

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Drew McLellan
@drewm
I absolutely live for small dried fruits. They’re my raisin d’être.
8:06 AM · Jan 16, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Ariane Sherine
@ArianeSherine
Did you hear about the man who spent his life dressing up as a dried grape? That was his raisin d’etre.
4:12 AM · Aug 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Sarah-Jane S
@misswiz
RT @GaryDelaney: I love dried grapes. They’re my raisin d’etre.
8:34 PM · Sep 17, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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trev
@trevoridge
I’m very passionate about dried fruit - it’s my raisin d’etre.
4:10 PM · Oct 24, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Adrian Demack
@an_adri_an
I live for small dried fruit. They’re my raisin d’être.
6:29 AM · Dec 4, 2009·Twitter Web Client

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Benjamin Evans
@thingsbehindsun
Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre
4:34 PM · Mar 11, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Tim Fowler
@timlibrarian
I like dried fruit. It’s my raisin d’être. (sorry)
3:48 AM · Apr 22, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Jim.Richards
@Jim_Richards
I live for dried grapes. They are my raisin d’etre.
7:53 AM · Apr 29, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Jim.Richards
@Jim_Richards
Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre. #win100
12:12 PM · Sep 20, 2010·Twitter Web Client

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Martin
@_SmartUK
i live for dried fruit. it’s my raisin d’etre
7:45 AM · May 26, 2011·erased70061

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Big Stew.
@bigstewstweets
I like small, dried fruits. In fact, they’re my raisin d’etre.
10:25 AM · Sep 9, 2011·Mobile Web

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RTtheClassics
@RTtheClassics
RT @drewm: I absolutely live for small dried fruits. They’re my raisin d’etre. #RTtheClassics
4:04 PM · Sep 13, 2011·Twitter Web Client

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VBLOKE-19
@vbloke
dried fruit is my raisin d’être
3:42 AM · Mar 10, 2012·Twitter for Mac

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David Stokes
@scottywrotem
Dried grapes are my raisin d’être.
7:23 AM · Jun 16, 2012·Twitter for Android

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richardwoods
@richardwoods
Dried fruit is my raisin d’être.
6:34 AM · Aug 29, 2012·TweetCaster for iOS

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John Lyon
@JohnLyonTweets
Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre.
4:18 PM · Mar 4, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Tom Appleton
@thetomappleton
@Vivienneclore Dried grapes are my raisin d’être.
6:40 AM · Sep 13, 2013·Twitter for iPhone

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Morris Dreadley
@Dutchtica
Dried fruits are my raisin d’être.
12:20 AM · Apr 13, 2014·Facebook

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Bentley Racune!
@bentleyracune
dried grapes are my raisin d’etre
12:02 PM · May 7, 2014·TweetDeck

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D-Ponk
@PonkoPants
I live for dried grapes. They’re my raisin d’etre.
7:03 PM · May 23, 2014·Twitter for Android

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Sammer House of Horror: The Curse of Samkenstein
@darleysam
I live for dried grapes. You could say they’re my raisin d’etre.
6:08 AM · Jun 26, 2014·Twitter Web Client

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A Scary Bird
@an_penguin
Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre
6:32 PM · Jan 10, 2015·Twitter for Android

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Jago
@Jagodesu
Eating dried fruit is my raisin d’être :D
2:56 PM · Feb 20, 2015·Twitter for iPhone

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Puncroaker
@Puncroaker
Making lame dried fruit puns is my raisin d’être.
2:13 AM · Feb 10, 2016·Twitter for Android

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Dave Halloweenan
@PunLovinLad
Dried fruit puns are my raisin d’etre
2:43 PM · Sep 10, 2016·Twitter Web Client

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Ruth Pilston
@05rpilston
Dried fruit is my raisin d’être
4:34 PM · Sep 15, 2017·Twitter Web Client

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ZrzutAlors
@slre21
Dried grapes are my raisin d’etre
12:40 PM · Jul 29, 2018·Twitter for iPad

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Donal O’Keeffe
@Donal_OKeeffe
I simply live for dried grapes. You could say they’re my raisin d’être.
11:52 AM · Jun 9, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

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PumpkinKetchup
@PulpKetchup
I love dried fruit. It’s my raisin d’etre.
3:52 AM · Jun 27, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

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Maura Campbell
@mauracampbell00
I live for dried grapes. They’re my raisin d’être
#Punday
11:33 AM · Jun 6, 2021·Twitter for Android

Sickipedia
Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’etre
Joke by Darker in Jokes With No Home - Random · October 27, 2021 09:50 AM

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WSⱯꓛꓤⱯS ꓨNIꓥIꓶ
@SarcasmLiving
Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’etre
6:36 AM · Oct 27, 2021·TweetCaster for Android

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Richardthesecond
@Richardtheseco2
Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’etre
9:29 AM · Oct 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

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Doc Holliday
@DoctorHolliday3
Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’etre.
1:34 PM · Oct 27, 2021·Twitter for iPhone

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Bob Kostic
@causticbob
Confused sultana scone seeks raisin d’etre
6:25 PM · Oct 27, 2021·Twitter Web App

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