Friday, August 14, 2009

FOODIE FRIDAY for August 14, 2009

First of all, I don't think this Paris Bistro was actually in Paris (my friend KIM took this picture, and I'm pretty sure she hasn't been to Paris lately), so it's not like the reason this error was made is because the folks who wrote this sign were French people who didn't understand English well enough to make an error-free sign...



So, do you think this restaurant is open for a diner (as in a person who dines), a diner (as in an entire restaurant), or just for dinner (except that the sign-makers were too silly to spell "dinner" correctly)? Yeah, I'm going with choice #3...

Perhaps I'm being overly picky here (and in other news, the ocean is wet and the sun is bright...), but I also don't like "Except: Sunday for breakfast and lunch." If they ditched the colon, that would make it a little better...but even then, I still don't like it.

Thanks to KIM for finding this one. Happy Friday, everyone!

8 comments:

Bridgete said...

I really don't like the "except" thing either. Maybe I'm just miffed that they're not open for Sunday brunch.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I agree... Sunday brunch = awesome! :)

Kim said...

That picture was taken on the beautiful island of St. Maarten. It's a Grammarphile's dream since it's also chock full of misspellings and grammatical errors.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Thanks for the clarification! (I am so jealous of all the fun places you travel...)

LadyStyx said...

Yeah, that except line needs a WHOLE lot of clarification. Got a good one today. I'll send it along later when I get upstairs and have time to upload my pix from the camera.

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

Awesome! Thanks, LadyStyx! :)

Robin said...

So... does that mean that they are open for breakfast and lunch on Sundays, or that they're not? Their wording is unclear, regardless of extraneous punctuation. :(

THE GRAMMARPHILE said...

I'm gonna guess it means they're not open at those times, but that is just a *guess*, since that wording makes it unclear...