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

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Entry from February 13, 2020
“Mayo is just sandwich lube”

Mayonnaise has often been called “sandwich lube.” “I like to think of mayonaisse as the food equivalent of lubrication. Sandwich lube. Just sayin’...” was posted on Twitter by Colleen Yamakaitis on March 3, 2010. “ Mayo: Sandwich Lube” was posted on Twitter by Raccoon of Majesty on May 1, 2010.

“Mayonnaise is sandwich lube” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on September 16, 2015. “Mayo is just sandwich lube” was posted on Reddit—Showerthoughts on January 31, 2019.


Twitter
Collin Landis
@Strangities
Miracle Whip and the makers of mayonnaise have reached an agreement to merge. Their new product will simply be called “sandwich lube”
12:16 PM · Jan 17, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Colleen Yamakaitis
@BigGun_s
I like to think of mayonaisse as the food equivalent of lubrication. Sandwich lube. Just sayin’...
3:25 PM · Mar 3, 2010·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Raccoon of Majesty
@Daerakamon
@JankoFox Mayo: Sandwich Lube.
2:39 AM · May 1, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jeremy Lee
@spooks_art
@aBigHairySpider eeewwww to “Man, mayonnaise is just sandwich lube.”
4:36 PM · Oct 27, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Nate Abshire
@NateAbshire
Mayo is sandwich lube.
9:10 AM · Jan 25, 2011·TweetDeck

Twitter
Jesse Ruskap Esq.
@jesseruskap
mayonnaise aka sandwich lube
2:16 PM · Jun 14, 2011·Twitter SMS

Twitter
Judy Ughanze
@IgboGoddess
mayo is the official sandwich lube
4:34 PM · Jun 28, 2011·Twitter Web Client

Twitter
Jimmy
@KeefLives
Epiphany ---> Mustard, Mayo, Etc...really just Sandwich Lube
4:58 PM · May 23, 2012·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/sixohsicks September 16, 2015
Mayonnaise is sandwich lube.

The Cut
CONSPIRACY THEORIES MAR. 6, 2018
Everything Antoni Porowski ‘Cooks’ on Queer Eye
By Allison P. Davis@allisonpdavis
(...)
The trick here is to slather mayo — “sandwich lube” — on both sides and cook it in a ton of butter.

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/CorvusContortrix January 31, 2019
Mayo is just sandwich lube.

Twitter
Sara Landry
@saralandrydj
mayo is just sandwich lube
1:09 PM · Feb 13, 2019·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/simonsaysthink February 21, 2019
Mustard and Mayo are just flavored sandwich lube

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/ChronicComic April 13, 2019
Mayo is sandwich lube

Washington (DC) Post
This little butcher shop in rural West Virginia is turning out world-class burgers
By Emily Heil
November 5, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. EST
(...)
The mayonnaise is Duke’s (“the best mayo in the world — it’s not just sandwich lube, it’s got flavor to it”). 

Twitter
Emily Gansberg
@emilygansberg
Sandwich lube = mayonnaise.
7:22 PM · Jan 20, 2020·Twitter for iPhone

Reddit—Showerthoughts
Posted by u/forestdragon04 February 13, 2020
Mayo is the lube of the sandwich world.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Thursday, February 13, 2020 • Permalink