Wednesday, June 2, 2010

HUMP DAY GRAMMAR for June 2, 2010

Well, you guys, Hump Day Grammar is back with a vengeance. A very, um, forceful vengeance. Lookie what we've got here:

Now, broccoli rabe is some sort of crazy thing that native New Yorkers seem to enjoy. I've never tried it, but I have seen other people eating it. And so far I haven't witnessed any rape in conjunction with people eating broccoli rabe. But then again, I have apparently not been hitting up the right restaurants for that.

Oh, look--here they do it again, at another point on the same menu:

Now that you know you have two options, would you prefer your rape with sausage or with garlic and oil?

To add to the hilarity, this is a "family-style" restaurant (because rape always tastes better family-style, right?)...and they also serve "expresso." *headdesk*

Happy Hump Day, you wild and crazy kids. Oh, and keep it consensual, you hear? The Grammarphile does not condone rape...or godawful typos. ;)


Eric said...

My first instinct that it was supposed to be "rapé", making this an example of people disregarding the accents on letters (a sadly frequent occurrence). That's more excusable than a "b" becoming a "p"...

However, the typo becomes more amusing if you read it as a newspaper headline, making the sausage and garlic the victims (and making my brain hurt by thinking "how can broccoli rape anything?").


Wow, I didn't even know there was such a thing as "rapé." (Is there? I'm gonna have to look it up later...) Yeah, I frequently notice people disregarding accents on letters, too--that annoys me, although not as much when someone means to type "b" but types "p" instead (repeatedly). ;)

And you thought that broccoli looked so sweet and innocent... Now you know the truth!

LadyStyx said...

I never knew broccoli could be so violent. I always associated it with a lesser crime of stalking..

.oO(yeah, I just went there...)

At least in the second case, they used a lube before raping...


LOLOLOL! LadyStyx, you are so punny! :)