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 Post subject: Misprints from foodie articles
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 1:18 pm 
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In missed punctuation and misplaced modifiers:

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"Jasper brought his best crème brûlée and turkey enchiladas."


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"I've been getting eggs from a chicken given to me by a woman down the street who keeps attacking me. She may end up in the soup pot yet."


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 Post subject: Re: Misprints from foodie articles
PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 2:17 pm 
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I can't think of any food ones, but 20 years ago, when Empire waists came into vogue, I kept seeing articles in wedding dress magazines (I was working at a bridal shop at the time.) that would actually describe dresses as having an Ompeer waist.

My current pet peeve, and I see it all the time from people who should know better, are when decorators refer to a style as "simplistic" and "minimalistic." "Minimalistic" is not a word and "simplistic" well -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2y8Sx4B2Sk


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:58 pm 
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Too funny :lol:


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One of my favorite books is Eats, Shoots & Leaves.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:39 pm 
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I was watching Chopped yesterday and 3 people were pronouncing "vinaigrette" as vinegararette.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:29 pm 
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While not a misprint, a while back I saw something really funny, but I was driving, so I couldn't take a photo. They must have realized what it looked like, and stopped it, as I kept looking when in the area, and never saw it again.

It was at a place that sells mostly produce, and they have a permanent sign up:
EAT HEALTHY! That one day, the neon sign below, usually giving daily specials, read : 24 FLAVORS OF SOFTIES!

So much for eating healthy (which technically should read healthful).

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:53 am 
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There used to be a florist near my house that had a sign outside that said "$9.99 Bokays."


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A nearby (to work) restaurant has "gourmet" spelled incorrectly. Its a bit of a rough neighbourhood, and the day I say modded beemers and a merc SUV with custom rims and under lighting there, I decided to pass on going. Turns out, I was right, and the place shut down after a shooting; the second for that establishment (for two different names on the front). It has been opened again, under yet another name, and looks no more legit then previously. So their spelling isn't all that surprising. I can see this place from my work desk, but luckily we have bullet proof windows (long story)!

Also, for not food related, but very amusing, the importance of capitalization: "Suzie had to help her uncle jack off a horse".....

As long as communication happens mostly as intended, I am one of those aggravating ppl who doesn't give a fig for spelling, grammar or other bits and bobs about the language.


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Paul, wait ... In Ottawa? Really?

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Oh yeah. Ottawa area is about 900,000; even with a very low violent crime rate, we still get a fair number of violent crimes. Of course, domestics make up a sizeable portion, but there is a fair bit of crime-related violence. Recently there has been a spate of people showing up at the hospital with gunshots to the legs, with the "not cooperating with the police" add-on. In the case of our local eating establishment, it was not homicide, just some light shooting and injury, though at another near by place there was a fairly infamous case where a known drug dealer killed another with a sword in self defence (the dead one supposedly had a gun). The area is one of the worse in the city for that sort of thing, and still is pretty damn safe if you aren't in a gang or a drug dealer. Ottawa tries hard to have 'mixed housing' in areas, but I work in an industrial park, and there is only so much mixing of the housing that will happen in such an area, which leads to some crime nexus issues.


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