Friday, April 3, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for April 3, 2009

Happy, happy, happy, happy freakin' Friday! I have been waiting for Friday since...um, Monday. It's been that kind of a week. You know what I mean, don't you? A week where not a single printer in your department is working, you get to be the cleanup crew when other people on your team screw shit up, dealing with last-minute assignments and co-workers who have surely been smoking crack on their drive in to work, and the mentally ill dude in the weird little hat follows you down the hall while shouting nonsensical compliments at your back?

Yeah, that's been my week. And I'm glad it's just about over. Tonight I'll be heading into the city to have dinner and drinks with one of my favorite sorority sisters (I haven't seen her in several years, so I'm quite excited about this visit!). Hopefully we'll have dinner at a place that uses better grammar than these restaurants do...

This one was sent in by JEANNE, who is very curious about what this "unjoining" stuff is all about. (Is this sort of like "Unlike" on Facebook?)

I tend to avoid Panera because I'm horribly allergic to their cream cheese (they actually use real cream in their cream cheese, and I can't have cream. Luckily for me, Philadelphia Cream Cheese contains no real cream, so that's what I put on bagels...but not at Panera, since they don't serve it there). Now I'll avoid them due to my allergy to cream and my allergy to bad grammar.

Guess who's back for another edition of Foodie Friday? Oh, yes--it's our favorite frequent offender, The Melting Pot! They give us an apostrophe when we don't need one, and they take away hyphens that are needed. Sigh.

Random thought: Does anyone else think that those things look less like actual Easter eggs and more like the eggs that little Yoshis pop out of in various Nintendo/Mario Bros. games? I have a sudden urge to kick a Koopa or stomp on a Goomba right now... :)

Happy Friday, everyone!

11 comments:

Dave said...

Those are Yoshi eggs for sure...they sure aren't Velociraptor eggs. I was able to determine this due to the absence of cow and hobo carcasses surrounding the eggs. And BTW - special on Bloody Mary's what all day long? What exactly of Mary's is the special relating to - k thx.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Hahaha! :) The special is apparently on misapostrophized Marys...

Bridgete said...

Yes, those are definitely Yoshi eggs.

I'm going to the Melting Pot next Saturday for my birthday. I'll be on the lookout for more grammar offenses. ;)

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Lucky girl! Happy (early) birthday! :) I hope the grammar on items in the restaurant is better than the grammar on their e-mail blasts... (I didn't notice any awful errors in the Melting Pot that I've been to, but I was probably totally distracted by all the yummy fondue, haha.)

michael said...

Just one question - who celebrates Easter with a Bloody Mary? Isn't that just *slightly* sacrilegious?

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Haha! Very good point, Michael!

LadyStyx said...

Actually, the first thing I thought of when I saw the eggs was this: http://get.games.yahoo.com/proddesc?gamekey=dynomite

I'm with Michael on the Bloody Mary assessment.

Dave said...

michael - Now that you mention it that does sound slightly not right...I knew there was something about that ad that I found kind of wrong but I couldn't put my finger on it. Weird...definitely a good point...

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ LadyStyx: Haha! Those eggs look quite similar to the ones The Melting Pot used! :)

ChicagoLady said...

I'm not a big Mario fan, but I agree, they do look a lot like Yoshi eggs.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

@ ChicagoLady: Not a big Mario fan? Which games did you play, then? (Mario games were the only ones where I was REALLY good. You should see me play racing games or sports games...I'm so awful at them that it's FUNNY!) :)