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 September 04, 2015
“Veni, Vidi, Venti” ("I came, I saw, I ordered Starbucks coffee")

"Veni, Vidi, Venti” ("I came, I saw, I ordered Starbucks coffee") is a joke on the Latin “Veni, vidi, vici” ("I came, I saw, I conquered"). “Venti” is Italian for “twenty,” the 20-ounce Starbucks cup.

“Veni, Vidi, Venti” has been printed on many coffee mugs. “Veni, vidi, venti: I came, I saw, I bought the large” was cited in print in 2005.

“Veni, Vidi, Visa” ("I came, I saw, I did a little shopping") is another jocular take on the Latin phrase.


Wikipedia: Veni, vidi, vici
“Veni, vidi, vici” (Classical Latin: [ˈweːniː ˈwiːdiː ˈwiːkiː]; Ecclesiastical Latin: [ˈvɛni ˈvidi ˈvitʃi]; “I came; I saw; I conquered") is a Latin phrase popularly attributed to Julius Caesar, who supposedly used the phrase in a letter to the Roman Senate around 46 BC after he had achieved a quick victory in his short war against Pharnaces II of Pontus at the Battle of Zela. The phrase is used to refer to a swift, conclusive victory.

Wikipedia: Starbucks
Venti
20 US fl oz (590 ml), 24 US fl oz (710 mL)
Italian for “twenty”

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Michelle
6/6/00
(...)
Sigh!
Soror C.
Veni Vidi Venti
I came, I saw, I vented

MyBrainBlog
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Schroedinger’s Decaf
A thinking person’s coffee

(...)
Speaking of coffee (and Columbus), if you want a creative cup of coffee without all the corporate logos and piglatin cup sizes (veni, vidi, venti: I came, I saw, I bought the large), AND you’re in Columbus, Ohio—you should visit Kafe Kerouac at 2250 N. High.

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blondediva11
‏@blondediva11
Veni; Vidi; Venti.  I came;I saw; I had coffee.
3:09 PM - 21 Mar 2009

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[SRC] Veni Vidi Venti
graycoach
9/28/09
Julius Caesar was said to have uttered these words which roughly translate into “I came, I saw and ordered a coffee after kicking some butt”.

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Achint Thomas
‏@AchintThomas
veni, vidi, venti - I came, I saw, I ordered an xLarge coffee #sbux #oneliners
8:38 AM - 15 Nov 2009

Asia Society
Veni, Vidi, Venti: Starbucks Expands Its Global Reach to Mumbai
October 24th, 2012 by Farisa Khalid
Residents of Mumbai will now have immediate access to a venti Frappuccino. Starbucks opened the first of its Indian flagship stores in Mumbai last Friday, October 19, to a buzz of anticipation and fanfare.

Grub Street
January 2, 2014 12:25 p.m.
Veni, Vidi, Venti: Woman Ends Yearlong Odyssey of Consuming Only Starbucks Products
By Belle Cushing

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Lora Luna
‏@popsbuckle
Veni Vidi Venti. I came, I saw, I ordered a Caramel Macchiato.
8:17 PM - 9 Jun 2015

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Swedish Canary
‏@SwedishCanary
“Veni, Vidi, Venti” - I came, I saw, I ordered a large latte.
5:49 PM - 3 Jul 2015

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