“Romainetic” (romaine lettuce + romantic) is a portmanteau word that is somewhat popular on Valentine’s Day (February 14).
“The gigolo, now in his salad days, was still romainetic” was printed in The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON) on December 7, 2005. “romainetic lettuce” was posted on Twitter by kiki hackett on April 4, 2015. “ROMAINETIC LETTUCE” was posted on Twitter by Dia! on October 8, 2015.
“Now for more puns nobody asked for: Lettuce hearts are great for Valentine’s Day because they’re so Romainetic” was posted on Twitter by Almost Intelligent on February 4, 2016. “What do you call a Vegetarian? A Hopeless Romainetic!” was posted on Twitter by Bill Helton on August 17, 2016. “Romaine-o & Julienne-ette, a classic romainetic story. Lettuce be together until death do us part. Bam. Wish granted” was posted on Twitter by Scott Florence on November 21, 2018. “What do you call two salads madly in love? Hopeless romainetics” was posted on Reddit—Dadjokes on November 8, 2021.
Wikipedia: Romaine lettuce
Romaine or cos lettuce (Lactuca sativa L. var. longifolia) is a variety of lettuce that grows in a tall head of sturdy dark green leaves with firm ribs down their centers. Unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat. In North America, romaine is sold as whole heads or as “hearts” that have had the outer leaves removed and are often packaged together.
17 December 2005, The Globe and Mail (Toronto, ON), “Malty-talented” by Warren Clements, pg. D22:
The gigolo, now in his salad days, was still romainetic, but no longer able tomatover and over again.
Barrie Collins, Courtenay, B.C.
Google Groups: alt.jokes
Re: 12/25 Puns
Dec 26, 2005, 5:05:52 PM
From the Globe & Mail:
The gigolo, now in his salad days, was still romainetic,
but no longer able tomatover and over agan.
Hey girl, are you a vegetarian? Because we should start being ROMAINEtic. That way everyone well LETTUCE be. #ShakeebPickupLines
4:28 PM · Feb 1, 2014·Twitter for iPhone
“Let’s get ROMAINEtic!” Fun with Healthy Food Valentine Grams: http://bit.ly/FBValentineGrams (Client)
6:23 PM · Feb 11, 2014·Hootsuite
2:19 AM · Apr 4, 2015·Twitter for iPhone
Replying to @MulberryFlower
@MulberryFlower ROMAINETIC LETTUCE
1:54 AM · Oct 8, 2015·TweetDeck
Now for more puns nobody asked for: Lettuce hearts are great for Valentine’s Day because they’re so Romainetic.
6:33 PM · Feb 4, 2016·Twitter for iPhone
What do you call a Vegetarian? A Hopeless Romainetic!
1:14 PM · Aug 17, 2016·Twitter Web Client
Sex with Salad Fingers is romainetic
12:55 PM · May 19, 2018·Twitter Web Client
yee without the haw
I always get a salad on the first date because I think it’s the most romainetic meal
2:40 PM · May 21, 2018·Twitter for Android
Replying to @waghorn
Romaine-o & Julienne-ette, a classic romainetic story. Lettuce be together until death do us part. Bam. Wish granted.
10:55 AM · Nov 21, 2018·Twitter for Android
Replying to @Nwadiogo
If someone really misses that green leafy stuff…does that make them a die hard romainetic?
11:32 PM · Dec 2, 2018·Twitter for Android
Any day that LETTUCE celebrate love is a great day in our book Hope everyone has a ROMAINEtic and happy Valentine’s Day! Love you all!! #love #foodpuns #kansascityhasheart @ West Bottoms https://instagram.com/p/Bt4GhIlnRLZ/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=1n1ijrbfqxutu
4:14 PM · Feb 14, 2019·Instagram
lettuce go on a romainetic date
(h) (A photo of lettuce.—ed.)
9:49 AM · Jun 27, 2019·Twitter for Android
Replying to @ellesirgela
lettuce be more than friends was so romainetic until it hit the iceberg.
12:16 AM · Jul 25, 2019·Twitter Web App
Replying to @GameOfHonorShow
When he promised a romantic dinner but turns out he meant ROMAINEtic [Leafy green]
5:14 PM · May 18, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
Posted by u/techtornado November 8, 2021
What do you call two salads madly in love?
Laugh of the Day
What do you call 2 salads madly in love? Hopeless romainetics.
12:53 PM · Dec 12, 2021·Twitter for Android
Jimmy RevJim Olsen
What do you call 2 salads madly in love? Hopeless romainetics. #LaughoftheDay
1:36 PM · Dec 12, 2021·Twitter for iPhone