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.

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Entry from December 06, 2011
Dijon Vu (dijon mustard + deja vu)

"Dijon vu” (dijon mustard + deja vu) is a jocular formation meaning “the same mustard as before.” The term “dijon vu” has been infrequently used and is rarely spoken, but has appeared as a popular Internet joke since at least November 1993.


Urban Dictionary
dijon-vu
the feeling you’ve seen that same mustard before.
I am having dijon-vu.
by a_falling_toilet Nov 26, 2003

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From: (Leigh Melton)
Date: 31 Jan 93 20:19:00 GMT
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Dijon vu: the feeling you’ve tasted this mustard before.

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From: (Ray Wade)
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 1994 22:35:00 GMT
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Dijon vu: Have I had this mustard before?

1 April 1995, Daily News-Record (Harrisonburg, VA), “More Word Play” by Jim Bishop, pg. 18, col. 3:
Dijon vu: the feeling you’ve tasted this mustard before.

19 August 1996, Garden City (KS) Telegram, “E-mail philosophers go Online” by Dolores Hope, pg. 4, col. 1:
Dijon vu: the feeling you’ve tasted that mustard before.

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San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass; Chichester: John Wiley [distributor]
2011
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Dijon vu—the same mustard as before

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