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Old 12-07-2006, 06:05 AM   #1
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Mistakes on Menu's

Yes, the mistake in the thread title is deliberate

Okay, I'm a pedant. I don't look for mistakes in signs and menus, they just jump out at me. But last night I read a take-away menu that had been put through my door and it just about trumped every one I've seen before.

Forget pinaepple, burgr or Barcardi - when I reached the chicken section I realised this was a classic.

Tenacy Chicken (think about it)
and Louissianna Chicken

Bless them.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:15 AM   #2
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My favourite from last year, was a beautifully decorated chalk board outside a bar, with the words "Christmas bookings now bean taken" lovingly chalked on in a calligraphic style.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Sundae Girl
Yes, the mistake in the thread title is deliberate
Thank god. You made my morning, SG. Greengrocers apostrophe’s are a serious irritant.
I've also seen "Spicy Beef Tender" at a local Chinese restaurant. It was spicy beef tendon. Just a little different.
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Old 12-07-2006, 08:57 AM   #4
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It's such a common error that it's accepted, but I can't stand this particular language mix.
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Old 12-07-2006, 09:50 AM   #5
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:38 PM   #6
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Errors on a Chinese Menu don't really count, unless the error is in the Chinese version.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:53 PM   #7
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I am the same way SG. My ex and I would be driving along and I'd go "did you see that sign? _____ was misspelled." He was always amazed at how things jump out at me.

In staff meeting today I ran to get my reading glasses, came back to my seat, glanced down at the 4 paragraph paper in front of me, and realized my coworkers used "it's" as possessive. It was in the middle of all those other words but it's like it glared at me.

Another case in point. Anyone have a BP station nearby? Look at the sign listing for the "Ultimate" gas. the i and the m are together. I can't illustrate it here but just think of it as the dotted i is the first leg of the m. Who notices? No one. Well, me. I've never figured out why, but I wonder if I point it out to them I win some kind of contest or something.
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:17 PM   #8
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Chinese restaurant errors may not count, but they are fun. A place I used to frequent had "General Chicken" instead of "General's Chicken" (short for General Tso's Chicken). I used to ask them if they had any Specific Chicken. They didn't get it.

The same place also had the "b" in crab rangoon replaced with a "p". Not terribly appetizing, that.
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Old 12-07-2006, 04:36 PM   #9
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My favorite has always been a hand made sign on a lot in Norristown selling Christmas trees that annonced, "Fur Trees for sale".
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:09 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Katkeeper
My favorite has always been a hand made sign on a lot in Norristown selling Christmas trees that annonced, "Fur Trees for sale".

"annonced" hehehehe
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Old 12-07-2006, 10:34 PM   #11
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It just makes me batty. I can't even post about it. If I do I'll just start freaking out.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:40 PM   #12
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I still remember a restaurant in Brazil that offered "Chicken Gordan Blue." I always imagined being served a steaming plate of blue poultry when I read that on their menu.
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Old 12-07-2006, 11:50 PM   #13
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Or a waiter named gordon with a blue face...
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Old 12-08-2006, 12:06 AM   #14
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All the local churches around here are notorious for it... some are hilarious.
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:01 AM   #15
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About 2 years ago the Houston Chronicle ran a recipe in their cooking section with a recipe that called for "4 boneless children's breasts." My wife wondered aloud if it was sent in by Jeffrey Dahmer (the serial killer and cannibel).
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